20 November 2020

Students took part in the first ever cross-county virtual pathways event in early November.

What Next Sussex, a My Choices event run by Sussex Learning Network, Coast to Capital Careers Hub and East Sussex Careers Hub with Elev8Careers was broadcast in schools and homes, with an incredible 10,000 viewing devices watching across two events.


Students, teachers and parents tuned in in their thousands to find out about the options available to them from across Sussex. With over fifty educational providers, employers, training and apprenticeship providers involved, the event gave learners an invaluable opportunity to explore all that Sussex has to offer to learners after GCSE.


In the post event survey, students have clearly demonstrated the need and usefulness of the event with a massive 86.5% agreeing or strongly agreeing that by taking part in the event they are more aware of their options for further study. 75.4% said they felt more motivated to succeed in their GCSEs and 79.8 said they felt more confident to be able to talk about what they want to do next. (1)


This is a snapshot of what they said:


"As a student, I learned a lot about how to get my dream job of becoming a teacher, people in chat were great help and weren’t waiting long for a response, the videos were informative as well and in general has really helped me out!" 


"Amazing work, keep this up, it helped and I am a year 10, Year 11's must be so grateful many thanks, you have helped me decide on my dream job!"


"I liked the parts about having hope especially during times of covid and boosted my motivation to work harder." 


"The videos from employers, really made me realise what people actually do." 


84 schools registered to take part and the response from teachers has been really positive with 83% of teacher respondents saying that they would recommend the event to other schools and 75% agreeing or strongly agreeing that the What Next Sussex event will help their students progress onto their next steps better informed and more confident.


This is a snapshot of what Teachers said:


"The information provided was fantastic and of high quality. Particularly liked the live sections interspersed with the videos." 


"Best engagement we have ever had, so thank you so much."


"Informative, easy to understand videos with local examples. Straightforward to access."


"Our students found it very informative and it made them think in depth about their futures."


The Live Stream videos and all the video content from providers is available in the On Demand section of the Learn Live platform here. To get to the On Demand section, scroll down.


You can also search the directory of providers on the Get Career Confident here.



(1) - 89 student responses and 12 teacher responses were collected on the post event survey.

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