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Build Your Skills Online: The Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit online learning project that aims to provide a free, quality education to anyone, anywhere.   You can take advantage of their bitesize video tutorials and challenges too, to boost your subject skills for school or learn something totally new. Subjects include: Maths, History, Economics, Sciences and Computer Programming. Start right at the beginning or jump in at a higher level, it's up to you. The site lets you track your... 

Get Involved: UK Youth Parliament

The UK Youth Parliament is run by young people, for young people. The Youth Parliament elects members from all over the country to represent young people on important social issues like education, work and equal rights. Anyone aged 11-18 in the UK can apply to join. Just like the Prime Minister, you'll need to win votes to get elected and become a Member of Youth Parliament(MYP), but anyone can get involved to support a campaign at any time. Members meet with local politicians and... 

University: Search University Ranksings

Wondering how your first choice uni stacks up against the competition or looking for a good set of options? University tables are a good place to start. How they work   World University Rankings  Guardian University league tables The Complete University Guide 

Build Your Skills Online: Six Free Online Coding Courses

Fancy diving a bit deeper into the world of computer programming and coding? Got an idea for an amazing new app? Here's some useful sites packed with free online coding courses to help you get started from scratch or develop your skills creating web sites and applications. Khan Academy - An intro to the basic principles of computer programming for drawing and animation. Watch video tutorials and practice your skills as you go. Great for beginners. Code Academy -... 

Build Your Skills: Learn to Create Your Own Audio and Video Masterpieces

Fancy a go at producing a short film or creating a podcast with your friends? There are plenty of free tools and tutorials around to help you get started.  And we're not just talking about making a grainy video of someone falling off a skateboard - we're talking about sound, scenes and editing. The whole shebang (to use a technical term). What You'll NeedA smartphone with a camera / audio recorder or a video/ DSLR camera or a digital recorder Access to a computer Some... 

Game: Practise Your Pilot Skills

Think you might have what it takes to be a pilot? Have a go at landing a plane in this simulation game from pilot training company CTC Wings. It's a deceptively simple game and could take longer than you think to land that plane straight (We crashed three times and gave up... ed.) Find out more about becoming a pilot in our Transport & Logistics career zone. 

Get Experience & Build Your Skills: National Citizen Service

Looking to get some work experience, boost your confidence or just searching for a bit of inspiration? National Citizen Service could be the thing for you. What is National Citizen Service?National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all students aged 15-17 in England and Northern Ireland and is designed to give young people experience living away from home, developing their skills for work and volunteering in their community. What does it involve?Students who sign up get to... 

Build Your Skills Online: Free Course - Making Sense of Data

Being able to work with data is a great skill for lots of jobs. It involves technical knowledge but it also comes down to asking the right questions to discover stories hidden within spreadsheets of facts and figures. Researchers gather data on all kinds of things from health to exam results, prices and the things we spend our money on. They then analyse the data look for interesting patterns and connections. This could be to see if something is getting better or worse... 

Infographic: How to Find the Right Career for Me

Not sure where to start when it comes to thinking about what careers you might want to get into? Well, have no fear, this handy interactive infographic will help get you going no matter what stage you're at at school. Start at the top and click on the boxes and they'll take you straight to some useful areas on the site for advice, including subject choices, work experience and building up your soft skills. Just a note: Some sections can only be accessed if you are... 

Get Involved: Work Experience Week 2014

    Have you ever been scared off by the phrase “work experience”? No need to worry, Work Experience Week is here to fix that. Created by the organisation Fair Train, Work Experience Week aims to get employers and young people talking about the benefits of good quality work experience.  From the 13th - 17th of October 2014, employers all around the UK will be pledging to provide the kind of work experience that equips young people with the... 

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