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Exams and league tables: are they the reason young people are not ready for the workplace?

We’re well into exam results season and I still remember very vividly the day I went to collect my A-level results. It was definitely a nervous experience, so I would like to say good luck to everyone...  

14/08/2014 | 0 Comments |

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Don’t wait to be told to apply to Oxbridge, start asking questions now

On AS level results day, I arrived in my school assembly hall to find the brown envelope containing my results had a little note attached telling me to go see one a teacher in the next room. They sat me...  

18/09/2014 | 0 Comments |

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Careers advice for students: Is university for me?

Twenty years ago, deciding whether or not to go to university was arguably an easier decision than it is today. You either wanted to pursue an academic career or you didn’t. Nowadays, the sheer amount...  

02/05/2015 | 0 Comments |

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What to expect from your first week at university

If you think university is all about studying, socialising and cheap beer, well... you’re right, but that stuff doesn’t come until at least the second week. First of all, you need to get all...  

05/06/2015 | 0 Comments |

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Tips and advice for summer secondary school leavers

Leaving school for good can be both exciting and frightening at the same time. On the one hand, you’ll never have to wear a school blazer again, but on the other, you’re now in control of your...  

10/07/2015 | 0 Comments |

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How to Make the Most of Your School Career Advisor

Not sure what you want to do when you leave school? Did you know that one of the most useful resources of careers information is located right in your school? A school careers advisor can help you explore...  

17/07/2015 | 0 Comments |

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Sixth form bursaries: Information on the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund

Did you know you might be able to get money to help out with your education or work training? It's time to get the lowdown on the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund and whether you’re eligible for it… What...  

20/07/2015 | 0 Comments |

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How to do University on a Budget

A lack of money is something that most students struggle with at university. But have you ever considered camping out in a tent to save money on accommodation? This is what one student at Manchester University...  

22/07/2015 | 0 Comments |

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What will happen when my school becomes an academy?

If your school has recently become an academy, or is about to become one, you might be wondering what effect it’ll have on your day-to-day life. Read our advice on academies for students to find...  

29/07/2015 | 0 Comments |

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What are the Differences Between Secondary School and University?

Moving from secondary school to university can feel like a huge leap, particularly if you’re also leaving home for the first time. We’ve written this post to help you prepare for university...  

31/07/2015 | 0 Comments |

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