Volunteering: inspiring your future

From volunteering or travelling to work experience and internships, taking time out after school to do something that inspires you will certainly benefit your future.

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Going worldwide with TEFL

Maybe you opened your results envelope and didn’t receive the grades you were hoping for. But don’t worry, because there are exciting opportunities out there, leading you on the path to your next adventure. If you’re looking for a gap year experience that allows you to see the world, gain some life experience, and educate others: then TEFL could be for you. Joel Davis is a law and history graduate from Swansea University. He moved to China after learning how to teach English with TEFL Org. “I love working with young people and the rewards it can bring,” explains Joel. “However, I was not completely…

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Beat the application blues

If you’ve applied for university or college, chances are you’re starting to hear back about your choices. But, what can you do if the news isn’t exactly what you’d hoped?

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Volunteering opportunities with Project Trust

Spread your wings and immerse yourself in a community overseas with long-term, structured volunteering placements from Project Trust.

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Come Fly With Me: My Experience on a Gap Year

I’m the first person to admit I never wanted to take a gap year. I wanted to move away as soon as I finished school. However, finding myself rejected from my first-choice university and unwilling to settle on anything less than that, I was suddenly having a gap year.

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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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Scots in the States with Fulbright

Have you considered going to university across the pond? Last year, almost 11,500 UK students were in the US for their studies. Aisling Smith, originally from the Isle of Lewis, tells us about being a student at a university in the American Midwest.

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Discovering the latest must visit Eastern European destinations

From Krakow to Budapest, there’s some new Eastern European holiday hotspots to jet off to…

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Pisa: an alternative guide to the hipster Italian city

Pisa may be know for its century-old Leaning Tower and Keith Haring’s murals, but the small Tuscan city has more to offer to visitors than it may look like.

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