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They understand the needs of our schools

We have worked with MADE since 2017. They are one of our most popular external providers as they understand the needs of our schools and their trainers consistently get excellent feedback.

Jamie Bytheway - Greater Manchester Higher - Operation Manager (Activities and Projects) - Manchester Metropolitan University
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Knowledgeable and professional trainers and good quality resources for learners

MADE have delivered several different workshops across the LiNC Higher NCOP schools in Lincolnshire. As an Area Engagement Officer looking after Lincoln and Gainsborough Schools, I have found the sessions to be delivered to a high standard, with knowledgeable and professional trainers and good quality resources for learners. MADE Training are highly organised; communication and booking workshops is always straightforward.

Amy Liddy - LiNCHigher NCOP - Area Engagement Officer - Bishop Grosseteste University
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MADE have become a firm favourite with our outreach officers and more importantly our schools!

MADE have become a firm favourite with our outreach officers and more importantly our schools! They provide a super engaging way to help inspire and prepare students for their studies with students consistently commenting they are motivated to learn after a session with them. They also work with parents and teachers which is a real plus for us. The feedback from schools has been fantastic and we have since decided to include MADE as part of our core offer as a result of their brilliant work. They make everything super easy with timely and efficient planning and organising of activity, they go way and above on delivery and provide thorough evaluation that is promptly sent to us after any activity. I highly recommend them!

Ruth Bennetts - Next Steps South West NCOP - Cornwall Hub Manager - University of Plymouth
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MADE have consistently inspired and enthused the young people we work with

Over the two years we have worked together, MADE for education have consistently inspired and enthused the young people we work with, equipping them with powerful strategies and approaches to improve their academic performance. One of the most popular and effective curriculum enhancement provisions we have run.

Si Price - Higher Horizons+ NCOP - Chester Hub Manager - University of Chester
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It was a brilliant day and I think both students and staff got a lot from the sessions with James!

It was a brilliant day and I think both students and staff got a lot from the sessions with James! Tanya has shared this: "We’ve had really good feedback from students and staff. They found it really engaging and helpful. Our Engineering students attended more than one session and enjoyed both." I thought that the sessions were engaging, interactive and well planned. James created a welcoming environment where students felt able to contribute, ask questions and get fully involved in the activities. I think the parents who attended the evening session also found it very beneficial and weren't afraid to get involved and try out the revision techniques! Many stayed after the session to talk more with James and our team which I think demonstrates how comfortable they were and how useful they found the workshop. Thank you again!

Jess Hill - Higher Education Liaison Officer (Swindon) - StudyHigher NCOP
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We had a fabulous week with the MADE team

We had a fabulous week with the MADE team at St John Fisher Catholic High School in Wigan as part of our year 11 study skills week. The pupils enjoyed finding the fun side of revision and were able to use this time to effectively implement and complete their own revision practice. The humour and games incorporated into the training made revision easy and fun. On the final day, Rob delivered a fun and inspiring staff inset using useful practical techniques that staff can use to interact with the pupils and ensure the enthusiasm of the revision can be incorporated into the classroom environment. Thanks again to the team, their enthusiasm knows no bounds.

Laura Melling - Senior Pastoral lead - Sir John Fisher Catholic High - Wigan
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Sander’s session resulted in everyone leaving the room feeling ten feet tall

Recently our HE institution recruited Student Ambassadors for the first time therefore I wanted them to have a unique and informative training programme that would not only equip them with the basic tools they need to be successful in their role but an opportunity to understand why we chose them. Sander’s session resulted in everyone leaving the room feeling ten feet tall, including myself and it’s actually very difficult to put into words how he did this! But the results speak volumes with regards to how everybody felt afterwards. He is an eloquent and sophisticated communicator and makes everything seem achievable. He motivated the room, boosted everyone’s confidence and equipped our Student Ambassadors with the tools they need to deliver exceptional presentations and engage with our students effectively. Thank you Sander for helping us show our Student Ambassadors how brilliant they are and encouraging them to believe in themselves.

Abi Calderwood-White - Somerset County Officer - Next Steps South West (NCOP)
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Nicci was very warm, welcoming and enthusiastic about the content she delivered

Nicci was very warm, welcoming and enthusiastic about the content she delivered during the MADE training for some of our Year 9 and 10 students on working through and setting their Goals and Aspirations. She welcomed questions and had prizes for everyone that volunteered answers which kept students engaged throughout. It was a pleasure to see her speak to our students as she had examples from her life and others to show students the end results of putting what she was teaching them into practice. I've since passed on some of the booklets to my colleagues as I genuinely believe the content is very suitable for everyone including teachers! And I hope to use them myself as soon as possible. -

Dr C Njoku - Teacher of Mathematics & STEM Lead - Co-op Academy North Manchester
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Students were excited to find out that Rob was coming back

I was in the sessions yesterday and really enjoyed them too. Students were excited to find out that Rob was coming back to do another workshop with them as they loved the Aspirations workshop on Futures Friday. They said his personality is great and the sessions were informative and fun. From my point of view as a teacher, I realised that we don't always spend enough time explaining how to use the revision techniques and often make assumptions i.e that students know what to highlight when highlighting key points in texts. I also think that we as teachers need to spend more time explaining how/why these methods work so that students buy into them and are willing to give them a try. Rob reads the students really well, he praises students who need to engage in the session better and learns and uses their names really quickly. He uses humour and speaks to as many of the students as he can during the sessions. I think they all feel like they know him now. Some comments from my year 11 form: "I think the sessions were really helpful. I learned new techniques for revision that I haven't thought of before." "Rob's sessions were enjoyable and definitely not boring. He brought personality and humour to them." "He really interacted with the group instead of just talking"

Kelly Maden - CEIAG Leader - Walney School - Cumbria
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The content of the workshop was excellent

Joe was excellent, really engaging and interactive and he worked well with all the students. The content of the workshop was excellent, it included really practical ways of revising and remembering information and key facts. A number of the students have said how useful they found the workshop and they feel it will really help with their revision.

Julie Hilliker - Business and Enterprise Manager - The Appleton School - Essex
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