Volunteering: Enhance your skills this summer

The summer holidays are the perfect opportunity to gain transferable skills through work experience, a job or volunteering. We discuss the benefits of volunteering with Army Cadet Force (ACF) adult volunteer, Graeme Wells.

The sixth year holiday survival guide

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I embarked upon the rite of passage that is the infamous sixth-year holiday. Thinking about it now, I can’t believe that between us we actually managed to organise a week-long holiday for 11 fresh-faced 17-year-olds, but somehow, despite the palaver caused by half the group […]

Holidaying at home

Ever found yourself staring dreamily into a screen or a holiday brochure wishing you were anywhere in the world but home? Perhaps you’re picturing yourself lounging lazily on a warm sandy beach listening to the warm waters lap against the shoreline. Maybe you’re on a road trip driving on the open road with the wind […]

Surviving your first big holiday

The summer holidays are here! If you’re booked up to jet off for a beach break of banana boats, bar crawls and beach volleyball with your mates, don’t leave your sensible head at the departure gate – student writer Eilidh Stewart offers some top tips to ensure a safe, happy, memorable holiday for all. Summer’s all about one thing – holidays. Thanks to […]

Surviving your first big summer holiday…

Going on your first holiday abroad with your friends is a rite of passage for any teenager. Usually taking place between the end of school and the start of university or college, this holiday is your last chance to let your hair down with friends and go wild before you have to concentrate on what […]

A Student Guide to London

London: the city of iconic landmarks, designer shopping and posh bars. It’s by all means not the cheapest city to visit in the UK, but we’re here to let you in on some of London’s best kept budget secrets. Travelling in London Although flying to the capital can be expensive, if you book train tickets […]