A head start into the fitness industry

It’s the time of year where many of us are about to graduate or have already done so. The fitness industry can be an appealing path for graduates with a degree in a sport related subject, making fitness instructing an ideal job for many. With the opportunity to travel, keep fit and healthy and help other people to achieve this too, it can be an incredibly rewarding way to go after the unhealthy years of uni life. Where start? – Think about whether you’d rather be freelance or permanent There are two different routes you could take if you’re thinking…

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Starting up your career

It’s undoubtedly one of the toughest times for students coming out of universities. From student fees, to rising property prices, to a shrinking job market; prospects can seem grim. The old passage from academia to well-paid job at an established organisation is a pretty unlikely one, but the news isn’t all bad for students. One sector that has remained stable (perhaps even thrived) over the past decade or so is the start-up, particularly web-based, service-oriented companies such as Ticketbis, the platform to buy and sell tickets for various sporting and entertainment events. Spurred on by the steadily increasing demand for…

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How the International Baccalaureate Programme Can Help Students

For nearly fifty years the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) has been instrumental in helping international students gain a better education. Although you’ve probably heard of this qualification, you might not actually understand exactly how the International Baccalaureate can improve education. The IBO was founded in 1968 by a group of Swiss schoolteachers under the name ‘International Schools Examinations Syndicate’ (ISES). The curriculum is designed to assist education by providing four educational programmes for children aged from 16-19. However, an IB learning experience differs from that of regular education. Here are some reasons why: What is an IB school? Any school…

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Share your #SofaCelebrations with ScS Sofas to win

With the World Cup taking over our TV screens this summer, ScS Sofas want to make sure the fans watching at home have a reason to celebrate every goal. The UK sofa and carpet specialists are asking supporters to come up with creative celebrations to do whilst sat on or using a sofa, before posting photos or videos of them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine with the hashtag #SofaCelebrations. All those who put an idea forward will be in with a chance of winning an amazing prize, including a brand new La-Z-Boy sofa and chair set worth over £3,000,…

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Getting a Second Chance at A Levels

It’s nearly August which means that it’s almost time for kids across Britain to nervously open those brown envelopes and reveal the A level and GCSE grades they’ve gained. There will surely be the obligatory news reports of happy students jumping for joy at their A* grades, but what about the kids left disappointed by their grades? We never see what’s next for them. Such disappointment happens every year for a number of reasons. It could be that a student was experiencing personal issues during the academic year which prevented them from performing to the best of their ability, or…

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