Results Day Support
This point in the summer of exam results, preparation for what the next steps might be, and looking ahead to the future can generate mixed emotions for young people and their loved ones. Where some people may feel excitement, others may experience anxiety about the emotional, logistical or financial
circumstances surrounding what happens next.
This leaflet sets out some support options for the summer, new academic year and beyond.
If there is something you think I can help you with, please get in touch.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 200 7328
UCAS – CLEARING
UCAS has a dedicated space with information about results day and the process of Clearing. If you didn’t get the grades you needed to secure your first choice in
higher education, there is a process that can help you to access the right option.
Careers Wales has lots of information to help plan your career, prepare to get a job, and find and apply for the right apprenticeships, courses and training. It includes insight into Welsh industries and what jobs you could do, now and in the future.
STUDENT FINANCE WALES
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, you can use Student Finance Wales to manage to manage your finance account or start an application.
If you are a young person with caring responsibilities or you care for someone who may be making a transition into higher education, an apprenticeship or the workplace, you may want to access support from people who understand your circumstances. Carers Wales have information, support and community groups you can utilise.
APPRENTICESHIPS IN WALES
A dedicated space on the UCAS page for finding apprenticeships in Wales including information on what sort of careers might be most suitable after each type of
THE STUDENT ROOM – UNI GUIDE
This space exists to help student make informed decisions about their higher
education choices. Information includes; search and comparing more than 30,000 full-time and part-time degree courses, view and learn about over 300 universities and colleges including comments from current students.
SAVE THE STUDENT
A site providing free, impartial advice to students on how to make their money go further.
This includes advice on budgeting, student banking and a guide for parents.
CITIZENS ADVICE – STUDENT HOUSING
Citizens Advice has a dedicated space discussing student housing, including rights and responsibilities for both halls of residence or privately owned accommodation.
NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS (NUS)
The national union representing university and college students in Wales.
THE WELSH GOVERNMENT WEBSITE
Your decisions around further studying or starting employment may be
informed by the current cost-of-living crisis. The Welsh Government has a
comprehensive page dedicated to the support that’s available for people in Wales. There is also a dedicated section on funding and finance for students.
OPTIONS AT 18
Careers Wales has a dedicated space to the options available to young people at 18, after leaving school or college, regardless of the qualifications they are leaving with.
BAME HELPLINE WALES
BAME Helpline Wales is a national multi-lingual helpline, for anyone over the age of 18 who identifies as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic. Helpline advisors can signpost to relevant organisations and services in your area, and provide specialist
CALL: 0300 222 5720 Monday- Friday, 10:30AM-2:30PM
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
If your mental health is being affected by exam results or what comes next, there is help available. The C.A.L.L. Helpline is a dedicated mental health helpline. It provides confidential support to help you find support available in your local area. This includes voluntary and charitable organisations.
CALL: 0800 132 737 OR TEXT: 81066
Contact my office on 0300 200 7328 if you would like a hard copy