Apprenticeship know-how

Apprenticeships are a great option if you’re not sure about your subjects for next year, or what you want to do when you leave school. From foundation to graduate, we’re bringing you the different types, so you can decide on the right next step for you.

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Travel the world with our top student travel organisations

Travelling is such an amazing adventure which everyone should have the chance to experience, but taking the first step towards a trip can be daunting. Siobhan Macdonald discovers the best travel companies on the market. There are many factors to consider when travelling: flights, visas, accommodation, vaccinations, currency; it can be totally overwhelming. Not to mention, the overflowing sea of travel companies online offering you the best possible volunteering or experience trips – it can be hard to know who is offering the best deal. Here is everything you need to know about the leading travel and gap year specialists.…

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Discovering an alternative route to employment

As you come to the end of your time at school there can be a lot of pressure to go to university or college, but taking an alternative route to a career can be just as effective.

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Money Series: the emotional side of money

It’s the thing that makes the world go around, lets us splurge in Topshop or fills us with dread: money. There’s a lot of emotion tied to that pound coin.

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Time to unwind

Exam season is a stress-fest – no two ways about it, but you don’t have to let it get to you. Here’s seven ways to help you keep exam tension at bay. 

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How Better than Zero is changing the hospitality industry

The state of the hospitality and service industry is at an all time low. Young people are being shafted – through low pay, precarious hours, and even harassment and danger to one’s health.

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Think before you tweet

It started with Zoella. Then Alfie got hauled in. New Gay Times editor Josh Rivers lost his job over it. And now Jack Maynard has been forced to leave the jungle. What happens on the internet stays on the internet – and then the press get their paws on it, and the world implodes. Yep, social media posts made years ago are – quite rightly – changing our opinions of public figures left, right and centre, and they’re getting into a lot of trouble as a result. And we get the feeling that over the last couple of weeks, celebs…

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How to make the most of Freshers’ week

So you’ve met your conditions, your place in halls is secured and you already feel like you’re swamped with reading lists. But before classes start, you have to navigate the infamous Freshers’ week. To make it a little less daunting, we’ve compiled some helpful advice that we wish we’d known as fresh-faced 17-year-olds stepping foot on campus for the first time… Get involved University is a wonderful place to try out new experiences; always wanted to try rock-climbing or join an acapella choir? Now’s your chance! But you’re also almost guaranteed to find a group of people who are just…

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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 will make you feel a bit better. You will be homesick. You have a big family and I know it is tough to leave them all behind. You will feel like you are missing out on birthdays, meals out, holidays that you can’t go on…

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