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The history of print

Posted: 4th of February 2016 by Ceri Priddle

The UK is the fifth largest producer of printed products with a nationwide turnover of approx. £13.5 billion, and it is almost impossible to imagine a world without print – it plays a vital role in our daily lives, but it hasn't always been that way…

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How To Have A Good Life

How To Have A Good Life

Posted: 9th of February 2016 by Tom Clover

Everyone wants to have a good life, it is part of the reason why, as young people, we all obsess over our options. Will university offer us the best chance of a good life, or is an apprenticeship the way to kick-start your dreams? However, there is also a marked difference between what we believe as young people and what we’re often told by people who are nearing the end of their lives. While a recent study saw an amazing 80% of young people say that they want to be rich, and 50% saw fame as an important life goal, often older people say that they wish they had different priorities – such as seeing their families more and working less. Of course, life is no fun if you are impoverished, so your career must be important too – but ultimately it seems that we are getting conflicting messages about how to live a happy life. Perhaps it is time to get some advice from an expert?

Cheaper Fees, Home Comforts, & A Degree – Too Good To Be True?

Cheaper Fees, Home Comforts, & A Degree – Too Good To Be True?

Posted: 8th of February 2016 by Tom Clover

When you think of distance learning it is probably something that you associate with mature students. People with families and mortgages who are unable to just up sticks and head off to attend university. As an option, distance learning is still a great one for those mature students who want to get a degree without having to ‘go to uni.’ But, is it time for other Sixth Form college leavers to look into the benefits of distance learning as a genuine alternative to traditional university?

Five Reasons To Take An Apprenticeship

Five Reasons To Take An Apprenticeship

Posted: 5th of February 2016 by Tom Clover

Are you thinking about doing an apprenticeship? Even if you haven’t considered it, you might want to look at it as an option. While a lot of young people look straight to university after leaving Sixth Form, an apprenticeship may actually offer a better choice – and it’s not just for A level leavers either! With an ever-increasing focus on, and investment in, apprenticeships things are looking up for apprentices, while many university graduates are finding themselves saddled with debt and struggling to find work. So here are five reasons to take, or at least consider, an apprenticeship:

Making The Step Up To A Levels

Making The Step Up To A Levels

Posted: 4th of February 2016 by Tom Clover

If you are in the final year of your GCSEs you may be considering stepping up to A levels next. Whether that will take you on to university or down a different path such as with an apprenticeship remains to be seen, but first you may be wondering what you can expect from Sixth Form. You may have heard that there is a step up in what is expected of you for you’re a levels, and there is no denying that this is true. However, there are a few things in your favour to help make the transition smoother.

Career Goals: Help Others = Help Yourself

Career Goals: Help Others = Help Yourself

Posted: 3rd of February 2016 by Tom Clover

Whatever your career goals are, you can do a great deal to help push them along by connecting with other people. In fact, it is about a little more than just making connections (either in-person or online), but also showing that you are the sort of person who they might want to help. But, before we get to that part, let’s talk about the importance of who you know when it comes to getting a job or progressing your career.

What will you do this summer?

What will you do this summer?

Posted: 3rd of February 2016 by Naomi Bourne

Join a volunteer placement overseas with Projects Abroad and you could spend this summer diving with sharks in Fiji, working with children in Nepal or mapping Inca sites in Peru! You can choose from over 25 destinations and more than 20 types of projects including Teaching, Sports, Journalism, Medicine & Healthcare, Animal Care and more.

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Posted: 3rd of February 2016 by Naomi Bourne

We are now a month into 2016, the festive season is a long distant memory and we begin to look for those faint glimmers of colour that herald the arrival of spring. January has been and gone, your New Year’s resolutions may lie in tatters around you and you begin to wonder what it is all about. It’s a season of change, a time for you think about your next steps, so what better time to take up the challenge, invest in new experiences, and make 2016 a year to remember

Forget The Fees With A Sponsored Degree

Forget The Fees With A Sponsored Degree

Posted: 2nd of February 2016 by Tom Clover

Going to university is about two things – getting a degree and the much-hyped ‘university lifestyle.’ However, for all the supposed partying and freedoms that university stereotypically promises, there is also the reality of not having much money while running up thousands of pounds in debt to consider. Of course, when it comes to getting a degree it may be a necessity to enter some professions – meaning the debt is an unavoidable down-side of going to uni to push ahead with your career goals. But what if there was a way to avoid the debt and still get that degree? Surely you would have heard of that by now? No? Well, there is an answer – a sponsored degree!

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships

Posted: 2nd of February 2016 by Lynette Daly

Many of you and your parents will still be drawn to the idea of getting a degree and some of you may still think that you have to choose between doing an apprenticeship and getting a degree. You can actually get the best of both worlds though, with a degree apprenticeship.

How To Choose What To Do After Sixth Form

How To Choose What To Do After Sixth Form

Posted: 1st of February 2016 by Tom Clover

There are plenty of things to keep you distracted while at Sixth Form – from your studies to spending time with friends. So, when it comes to trying to suddenly decide what you want to do next, it can all come as a bit of a surprise. Like, how are you supposed to know what you want to do for the rest of your life? So far your course through education has probably been set out for you – from primary to secondary school and on to your A levels via GCSE. You have most-likely not had to think about ‘what next’ – but now you’re expected to know what you want to do?

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