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What’s On Your Naughty or Nice List?

What’s On Your Naughty or Nice List?

As you are nearing the end of this term and looking forward to a well-deserved break, no doubt you’ve started at least thinking about preparing for the year ahead too. We all have certain tasks and projects that we prefer over others, but ultimately we all know that the work needs to be done. Let … Continue reading What’s On Your Naughty or Nice List?

Delivering careers guidance in job clubs

Delivering careers guidance in job clubs

Job clubs are growing in number throughout the UK, offering community-based support to help local job seekers to find work. Often run by volunteers, job clubs offer a vital support mechanism. A growing number of job clubs are using Kudos AD to help job seekers. Arun is a volunteer coordinator at one job club. Arun … Continue reading Delivering careers guidance in job clubs

5 tips for writing the best UCAS personal statement!

5 tips for writing the best UCAS personal statement!

As we approach the end of the year, no doubt many of your students will be considering applying to university in January 2019. Writing a personal statement will be at the top of their, and your, agenda. But, how do you actually write a ‘top-notch’ personal statement? It is a big part of their application … Continue reading 5 tips for writing the best UCAS personal statement!

Is artificial intelligence the future for student results?

Is artificial intelligence the future for student results?

Earlier in the year, the TES reported that artificial intelligence could take over from humans in the marking of student exam papers – but how much do we actually trust a computer to mark a student’s work? At a conference, organised by the Westminster Education Forum and held to debate the future of England’s exam … Continue reading Is artificial intelligence the future for student results?

Take a fresh look at the statutory guidance from the Department for Education

Take a fresh look at the statutory guidance from the Department for Education

In January 2018, the Department for Education published the long-awaited updated statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and staff, shortly followed by the statutory guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges in February 2018. Well, the truth is that probably feels like a lifetime ago so we thought we’d provide a curated … Continue reading Take a fresh look at the statutory guidance from the Department for Education

Careers advice for GCSE students getting their results

Careers advice for GCSE students getting their results

Thousands of students will get their GCSE results in August. These results will affect their decisions on what to do next and it is important for them to consider their options carefully and seek careers advice where appropriate. Students will consider whether to leave school, stay on in a sixth form, go to college or … Continue reading Careers advice for GCSE students getting their results

Are you getting value for money?

Are you getting value for money?

A member of the CASCAID team was speaking with one of our long-standing customers to ensure the best value is being received from our solutions and services. The customer in question subscribes to our standard Kudos package which amongst many features gives access to LMI, live apprenticeships information, post-16 courses available at local providers and … Continue reading Are you getting value for money?

Extreme work experience – 52 jobs in 52 weeks

Extreme work experience – 52 jobs in 52 weeks

Experiences gained early in a young person’s exposure to work are incredibly important in shaping their future skills. In this blog, we look back at a story from 2013 which still holds true today… Following an accident at work, Matt aged 30, gave up his job in retail. Unsure of what career he wanted to … Continue reading Extreme work experience – 52 jobs in 52 weeks

As this academic year comes to a close, are you ready for September?

As this academic year comes to a close, are you ready for September?

As schools, academies and colleges prepare for the end of term, we reflect on the great improvements and updates to Kudos during the past year - all part of our ongoing commitment to provide young people, teachers and advisers with the best services to inspire and deliver careers guidance. Along with a brand new design, … Continue reading As this academic year comes to a close, are you ready for September?