The Student Book: All You Need to Know to Get the Job You Really Want by Chris Davies

How hard can it be to get a graduate job? It’s a question posed at the beginning of this book, and the answer is ‘very hard indeed’. With some half a million graduates leaving British universities every year, the shocking reality is that more than 50 per cent will fail when it comes to landing a graduate-level job. The author of The Student Book, Chris Davies, knows this well, having spent the last seven years helping young people on to a successful graduate career path through his mentoring firm Graduate Coach. The company boasts a 100 per cent success rate,…

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Life as a young carer AND student

When you’re at college or university, it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day for all the studying, revising or essay writing you have to do. Personally, some of that was down to procrastinating assignments until I suddenly had to complete them in one-sitting in a panic! But for some students, not only do they have all of the studying, revising or essay writing to do (and some procrastination thrown in), they’re also taking care of someone else. Our new website YACbook has been developed to help those who are students as well as young adult carers.  What does…

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Home Office relaxes Visa rules for Chinese students

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) found that China paves the way as the leading outsource for international students in the UK. Outshining any other nationality, Chinese students make up one-third of international students in the UK. Further still, China is the only country indifferent to Brexit and British politics as their students continue to study in British universities at an unparalleled rocketing rate: as many as 95,090 Chinese students came to the UK in the academic year 2016/17 – a huge increase since the 87,895 that came in 2013/14. Just days ago, the Home Office announced a…

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Next steps as a newly graduated teacher

Now that you’ve got your degree done and dusted, you’re probably thinking about how you can jump straight into your teaching career. Luckily, there are a number of routes you can take to slide into a role that’s right for you. Find your ideal NQT environment As a recent graduate you’ll need to complete a twelve-month Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) induction before you can progress any further with your career. Usually, graduates will  complete this in a permanent position, gaining an insight into exactly what their career will be like. While the workload can be hefty and tiring, this option…

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Master’s degrees: things to consider

Considering a master’s degree but don’t know where to start? If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just spent three years studying at undergraduate level. By now you might have an idea of your next steps. If you’re considering a master’s and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone! As someone who recently went through the application process, I’ve compiled a few tips for considering a master’s degree. A master’s degree could help you alter or narrow down your path. A lot of students assume that a master’s degree only allows you to build on your undergraduate subject – but…

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