Dear Parents / Guardians,
In our on-going mission to provide students with outstanding careers education and support, this year we have subscribed to the award-winning careers platform Unifrog. Unifrog is a subscription-based service that is available to all students to support them with their exploration of careers, colleges/universities, as well as a wide range of other tools designed to support them with their next steps. The platform can be accessed at the following link: www.unifrog.org.
The Unifrog platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations.
Key features of the platform include:
|Section of the platform||Examples of what students can do||Suitable age range|
|Quizzes||Finding their interests, personality type, preferred work environment, and skillset.||Years 7-13|
|Exploring pathways||Explore careers, career sectors, subjects, sign up to free webinars, explore MOOCs and courses, and find wider reading materials.||Years 7-13|
|Recording what you’ve done||Record their in-class and extracurricular activities, record examples of their skills, and see the record of CEIAG events the school has added to their accounts.||Years 7-13|
|Searching for opportunities||Find scholarships, activities, and bursaries to support their HE journey. Find and compare degrees in the UK and overseas, live apprenticeships, and FE courses.||Years 10-13|
|Application materials / Making applications||Write their CV, cover letter, Personal Statement, and more. Track their applications and record their Post 16 / 18 intentions. Students in year 12 – 13 can access support with University & Apprenticeship applications, as well as many useful guides to support them with higher education.||Years 11-13|
Students access the platform by using their school email address and password they should have set up when they received the welcome email in September. If students have forgotten their passwords, they should click ‘Reset password / Resend welcome email’ on the login screen.
Unifrog Parent Access
We would encourage you to use the platform with your child so you can support them through the process of deciding their next step.
To help you do this we have just set up a parent login for you so that you can use Unifrog as if you were a student yourself, allowing you to support your child throughout the process. The sign-up code you need is: ‘OSWBAParents‘ and you can sign up here: www.unifrog.org/code
And we have attached a launch document below to help explain the platform in more detail.