A Student's Guide to Clearing

Posted by Chloe Nicholson on 15/08/19 10:08

A-Level Results Day 2019 has finally arrived! All over the country students are opening envelopes with trembling hands, waiting to see their grades and finally have an answer to the question that has been plaguing them since their last exam: ‘Will I get into the university I want to go to?’ For some, the answer will be ‘no’. In this article, one of our interns, Chloe, shares her experience of going through Clearing. 

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Topics: university, student advice

Alternatives to A Levels: Advanced Apprenticeships

Posted by Ben Walker on 14/08/19 16:27

Our penultimate stop in this series resumes our exploration into the world of workplace learning; this week its Advanced Apprenticeships.

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Topics: student advice

Internships: The lowdown

Posted by Matt Brown on 24/07/19 11:15

Completing an internship, or several, is now a well-trodden path to securing paid employment in many fields. The intern experience has even proved to be successful story matter for major Hollywood films such as Will Smith’s The Pursuit of Happiness and Robert De Niro’s (wait for it) The Intern. In this article, one of our  interns, Matt, uncovers what an internship is all about.

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Topics: student advice, employability, internships

Alternatives to A Levels: NVQs

Posted by Ben Walker on 17/07/19 13:55

So far in the A Level Alternatives series we have concentrated on qualifications aimed at 16–19 year-olds in school or college. This week, we take a step away from the classroom for a brief introduction to the world of workplace learning.

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Topics: student advice

The transition from school to university: Uni lingo Part 1

Posted by Emma Davies on 05/07/19 09:57

Navigating freshers’ week is hard enough without a multitude of new terms and expressions to get to grips with. Before I went to uni, I thought a rag was something you cleaned with, but on campus I discovered a whole new meaning. And as for ‘matriculation’, ‘viva’ or ‘entz’, I’d have guessed they were the members of a new indie band before I became a student. If there’s some kind of strange-sounding academic or campus term you discover, this short article series might just help to decode its meaning.


Taken from A Guide to Uni Life by Lucy Tobin.

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Topics: university, student advice

Alternatives to A Levels: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Posted by Ben Walker on 19/06/19 15:52

So far in the A Level Alternatives series, we have looked at the Cambridge Pre-U and the BTEC National scheme. Under the magnifying glass this time round is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

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Topics: student advice


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