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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Managing your mental health at work

We’ve all had days where we just couldn’t face the thought of getting out of bed and heading to school, uni or your part-time job. It happens to the best of us.

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University open days: everything you need to know

Trying to figure out what all this university chat is about? One sure fire way to get ahead of the game is to go to open days.

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University open days: dates for your diary

If you’re planning on heading off to university next year, the journey starts now. That’s right: we’re talking open days.

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University interviews: My experience

It’s been almost five years to the day since my university interview. The thought is still terrifying, but it had a happy ending.

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Have you considered a career in nursing?

If you are caring and love to help others, but enjoy a challenge then nursing could be the perfect career for you.

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Are humanities and art degrees worth the student loan?

What do you want to be when you grow up? How many times are you asked that throughout your life and expected to have a solid answer, as if life isn’t constantly in flux.

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Freshers’ food: mastering the basics of the kitchen

Moving away from home for college or uni means you’ll be learning a lot of more than introduction to psychologic and molecular biology. There’s a lot of ‘life skills’ you’ll have to master too. Sorting your washing, contemplating ironing (then realising it’s easier to just hang things up carefully), making your own doctors appointments, remembering to lock the front door and – perhaps most terrifying – feeding yourself. Chicken dippers, Super Noodles and two for Tuesday seems like the logical (easy) answer to sustenance, but your bank balance and your waist line will not thank you for it. So here are a…

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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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