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13th April

Events

Have a Nando’s on us!

If you’ve just signed up to our NCS programme or are an NCS graduate who loves Nando’s, and let’s face it – who doesn’t? – we’ve got just the competition for you… We’re giving away a £20 Nando’s voucher (for the store of your choice) for EACH person you refer who SIGNS UP to our

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24th March

Blog Stories

Team Leader talk with Nicola and Jason

  It’s that time of year again, spring has sprung and as the temperature rises (slowly…) so does our excitement for summer! “Will it be a scorcher? Can I get tickets to V Festival? Have I sent back my application to become an NCS Team Leader?” Well, we can’t predict the summer, we’re pretty sure

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14th March

Blog Stories

Finding time for reflection

“What’s the biggest mistake you have ever made in your career?” A big question at any point in life and one that I found myself having to tackle on the hoof just a couple of weeks ago, as part of a café conversation with a group of Birmingham City University students. It was great to

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8th March

Blog Stories

Win a UFA Peer Tutor Training programme for your school!

Win a UFA Peer Tutor Training programme for your school! We have been training Peer Tutors for 19 years and see its impact in school and community settings up and down the UK week in week out.  We are keen to spread the word further and as part of our charitable work are offering one

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23rd February

Blog Stories

‘It takes a whole village to educate a child’

Early on in my career at UFA (and that’s a while back now!) I remember our Founder, Sir Tim Brighouse, reminding us of an African proverb ‘It takes a whole village to educate a child’. This week with the latest Social Mobility Index (31/1/16) now available I have reflected back on that proverb when looking

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17th February

Blog Stories

Dig Deep for Victory

  I’ve been privileged to work with two similarly vulnerable cohorts of young people over the last 3 months – one group through the Virtual School in Derbyshire and another at the CE Academy in Wellingborough who serve young people permanently excluded from mainstream schooling. Both groups have trained to become Peer Tutors for their

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11th February

Events

Seeing is Believing!

We’re really excited to be working with the Peterborough Learning Partnership as part of our ‘Seeing is Believing’ project – where we’ll be promoting our Peer Tutor programme. On February 24th and 25th we’ll be working with Woodston Primary School and Nene Valley Primary School to train 20 Year 4 and 5 students as Peer

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10th February

Articles

Reciprocity, Robert Starratt and creating a legacy…

We have been thinking quite a lot about “reciprocity” recently here at UFA. We measure the impact of our work with young people based on Guy Claxton’s 4 R’s model of Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reflection and Reciprocity and this has got me thinking this month about how we help young people to value reciprocity – how

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14th January

Articles

‘Peers’ – we are proud to make a difference

‘Peers’ a film showcasing UFA Peer Tutoring in action at St Philip Howard School, Glossop from UFA National on Vimeo. We aren’t ones to blow our own trumpet at UFA, but we are incredible proud of this film. We are proud of ‘Peers’ because it captures the massive impact of our Peer Tutoring programme on

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