Youth Music Theatre UK’s course for Young Writers and Composers

Would you like to be the next Andrew Lloyd Webber or Stephen Sondheim? Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT) have an incredibly exciting opportunity for young people (aged 16-23) who are passionate about writing and/or composing. Their week-long Young Writers and Composers Course is led by Olivier Award winning script-writer Stephen Clark (Martin Guerre, Zorro, Love […]

What I wish I knew…

Latest research has uncovered the things young people wish they had known when they were in their first job. The LifeSkills Youth Barometer* conducted amongst those 19-25 year olds who have already worked revealed that three in 10 (30%) wish they could have told their younger selves to be more self-confident in their first job, […]

How to Use Twitter…Without Getting Into Hot Water

Twitter is huge. With around 140 million active users sending over 9,100 tweets every second, it’s one of the most popular websites on the Internet. We can update when we’re on our laptops in our bedrooms, on the computers in the library when we’re pretending to study and on our smart phones when we’re on the […]

Choosing a University: What You Need To Know

With our brains filled with thoughts of UCAS, exam results and open days, it can be a stressful time in our lives. Don’t panic just yet, as we have the lowdown on choosing the right university for you. Home or away? First of all, it’s important to decide whether you’d like to leave home or not. […]

Celebrity Odd Jobs and A-Grade A-listers

As we sit through yet another long science lesson, dreaming about a distant world of stardom, it’s easy to dismiss those dreams as unachievable… but should you? We take a sneak peek into the previous careers and university courses undertaken by celebrities before they found fame. Odd Jobs As we watch our favourite celebs performing […]

Edinburgh College Awarded Wella Centre of Excellence Status

Edinburgh College has become only the second college in Scotland to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Wella, and one of just 30 throughout the UK. The accolade not only reflects the top class facilities and training available at the college but offers additional opportunities for students to take part in nationwide competitions […]

Really wild

In our latest issue, which hits schools, colleges and unis this week, we’ve got a cracker of an interview with wildlife cameraman, TV presenter and all-round lovely bloke Gordon Buchanan. Because Gordon had so much to say about his fascinating career, we’ve got even more from the man himself right here! Prepare to want to […]

Jameela Jamil and Karren Brady help launch new work experience scheme

This week, Jameela Jamil and Karren Brady were announced as Ambassadors for LifeSkills, a major new programme from Barclays to bring business, schools and government together to remove the barriers young people face in moving from school to work. Businesswoman Karren Brady and TV and radio presenter Jameela Jamil are passionate about using their experience […]