Young Carers

Hepp Young Carers Booklet

  • Type: Booklet
  • Year Group: Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13

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At Hepp we want to encourage young carers to consider higher education opportunities.  We understand that as a young carer, you may be nervous and worried about the thought of going to university or college.  With the help of our booklet, “A guide for young carers considering higher education” we provide lots of information to help you in your decision. For further information, activities and clips scroll down the page.

Universities and other higher education providers, offer a lot of support to help you achieve your higher education and career goals.  They want to find ways to make higher education work for you.  Being a young carer should never stop you from reaching your dreams, ambitions, or goals.

Going to university or college can:

  • open up many more career opportunities and develop and further your life skills
  • allow you to gain the skills you need to help get your dream job, and potentially earn more money in your working life
  • give you the chance to make lasting friendships, adapt more quickly to a changing world and have greater self-confidence

If you have any questions however small, please get in touch using the Contact Us form. Hepp are here to help you reach your aspirations.

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Become. The Charity for Children in Care and Young Care Leavers 


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Booklet

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Hepp Young Carers Booklet Hepp guide to young carer entry to higher education. Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13

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Benefits of Higher Education The presentation from our Y7 & Y8 “Benefits of Higher Education” session for Care Experienced Students and Young Carers on 6 May 2021. The session helped students understand what higher education/university is and why people choose to go, the difference between school and higher education and all the different types of support available. The accompanying presentation can be found in the “Film” section. Y7, Y8

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A Taste of University Presentation The presentation from our Y9-Y11 “Taste of University” session for Care Experienced Students and Young Carers on 10 March 2021. The session helped students understand what, where and how you can study higher education and the different types of support available. The accompanying presentation can be found in the “Film” section. Y9, Y10, Y11

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Paper Fortune Teller Have a go at our fun fortune teller and find out what animal you are. If you like this game, why not make your own! Y7, Y8

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Words You Use at University Hidden in this word search are words you will come across when you study at university. Y7, Y8

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Make Your Own Lava Lamp Use your science skills to make some interesting Lava Lamps. Y9

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Hieroglyphics Using the hieroglyphics alphabet have some fun cracking the message. Y7, Y8

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Bitter Orange Edible Experiment Give it a go – why does orange juice taste horrible after brushing your teeth? Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13

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University Catchphrase Have some fun guessing the visual clues to work out what the name of the university is. Y7, Y8

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Universities Word Search Find some of the 350 Universities in the UK in this word search. Y7, Y8

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UK University Courses Word Search Take a look and find lots of interesting university courses. Y7, Y8

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UK Societies Word Search Enjoy finding the different societies (A society is just like a hobby) you can join at university in the word search. Y7, Y8

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The Societies Emoji Quiz Take a look at the emojis and match them to the societies listed. (A society is just like a hobby). Y7, Y8

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Paper Aeroplane Have fun making a paper aeroplane. Using research, accuracy and experimentation, your mission is to actively research how to make a paper aeroplane fly further! Y9

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Crack the Code Using the university map, crack the code to discover some fun facts about universities across the UK. Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13

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