How to apply for Further Education college
Now that GCSEs are fast approaching, many of you will be thinking about your future. If you want to carry on in education, you will most probably have to apply for college. Even if your school does have a Sixth-form, college is often a better option. They offer more courses, a greater variety ...
4 ways to overcome Imposter Syndrome
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Do you feel “intellectual phoniness” or as if you’ve “lucked out” in the workplace and don’t deserve the position you’re in? That’s exactly what clinical psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Ime ...
Using social media to build your personal brand
Social media is the best platform to build your personal brand as it’s free, vast, and has immense potential to connect you to a global audience. You never know, if you put in the time and effort, you could just land your dream career or foster some valuable connections. As devel ...
How to make the most of an Informational Interview
An informational interview is a 15-20 minute one-to-one meeting with someone who can give you information about an industry, a job, an organisation or a career you are interested in. They’ll help you gain valuable insight and information that can help you plot out a career path t ...
The Good, Bad & Evil of Social Media in Education
There was a time, a long time ago, when social media was a vision that we were yet to realise. Then came Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and so many more social media platforms. Some were able to withstand the tide of time, and others are now a fading memory.
How to find your passion & a career you love
In The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood imagines her life as a fig tree, with each fig representing a career and future alternatives. She dreams of being a poet, a professor, an editor, travelling, an Olympian, or a housewife, but the more than she doesn’t make her mind up which fig and branch to ...
Interesting alternatives to the most popular UK degrees
The most popular degree choices are much trickier to get onto as there are more people vying for every place. If you have a university in mind that you really wish to attend and you are worried that you might not get accepted, choosing a less popular degree could be a good option.
12 exciting future job opportunities
Due primarily to globalisation, the rise of the internet, technological advances, and an increasing and aging population, there’ll be plenty of future jobs that don’t already exist yet that you might be interested to learn more about. Here are a few ideas of what might be out there:
Exam time: How to face your paper
Does starting your exam make you nervous? If so, it's a good idea to walk through entering the exam the night before, understanding how you are going to approach your exam paper and imagining yourself entering the exam hall to calm your nerves. Understanding what to expect will calm your nerv ...
Easy ways to get rid of your exam nerves
However hard you’ve revised, and how well you know the material, there’s always the possibility that you’ll get nervous. Nervousness is all part and parcel of exams. A certain amount of stress keeps us motivated to revise and be organised, however when we are anxious we produce a hormon ...
5 revision apps to use on-the-go
Instead of creating notes on paper, there are now plenty of ways to create them electronically either on your computer or on your phone. This means that you can revise when you are out and about, sneaking revision into whatever free time you might find, whilst the act of making the notes will ...
7 subject-based revision apps to get you through exams
With GCSEs and A-levels looming there are plenty of apps to help with your revision and test your knowledge in your subjects. You might be more attuned to paper notes, but if you are on the go or the revision method is just not working, then try a few of these for change.
8 tips to help motivate yourself to revise
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As the revising period is so long it’s hard to keep motivated at all times. If you’re falling foul of this, don’t worry, it happens to the best of us, but here are a few motivational tips to help if you’re starting to flou ...
Lifeskills: Using Hobbies to Bulk Up a CV
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Often a first CV can look very sparse and this can be quite demoralising. It may seem that you've very little to offer employers but this is not true. Even if you've not worked before you may have amassed valuable experience.