A letter to my first-year self…

Dear Saskia, First of all, congrats on getting into university. I know this is something you’ve wanted for a long time, so you must be very proud of yourself. I am writing to you because going to university can be tough, and unfortunately, I know it will be tough for you, so I hope this […]

Scottish university open days: when and where

It’s always scary to think about the future; however it does help to be prepared. Whether you’re set on going to university, considering it, or even sure you don’t want to go, it is always useful to go to the open days, to help make up your mind. Here’s a handy list of all the […]

What I learned from results day

Results day is weird. You wait a long, long time for it, and it’s over in a second. This year, the wait from my last exam to 8 August felt painfully slow, especially given the fact I’d just sat five Highers and this was, arguably, the most important academic year of my life. I don’t know […]

Mad skills

Here’s a scary stat – young people are THREE TIMES more likely to be out of work than adults. They’re also continuously exposed to to lower quality jobs, greater labour market inequalities and longer school-to-work transitions. The reason? Young people simply don’t have the skills that the job market is asking for – both in […]

The best-value university towns in the UK

Want to head to uni but terrified it’ll leave you bankrupt? Fear not. The clever folk at Marbles.com have gone and figured out where it’s cheapest to study in the UK – and you’d be surprised by the results. Comparing vital student factors like the cost of rent on a weekly basis, the price for […]

Unusual revision tips

It was in the news last week that the smell of rosemary can job your memory when it comes to revision – so what other useful study tactics are out there help you ace your exams? We’ve got the lowdown. 1. Treat yourself Rewards are, well, rewarding. If you give yourself something to look forward to, […]

Top Tips For A Study Break

The exam date is looming, you’ve got books piled up around you and a forest worth of paper all over the place with words highlighted in the hopes you’re studying the right thing. Stress levels are building and you’ve drunk so much tea you’re not quite sure how you haven’t turned into the PG Tips monkey yet. […]

Study Vibes Playlist

It’s exam time again! We know you’ll be itching to get the summer holidays started and revel in the sun, get to the festivals and generally chill out after a hard semester or slaving away at work. But before all that, revision. Don’t worry we’ve got ya covered with our study vibes playlist to help you […]