How and why students are reviving 90s fashion

“Yo, I’ll tell you what students want, what they really really want.” They want a retro sports tee, denim jacket, bandanas, mom jeans and oversized patterned shirts. The 1990s. A decade which evidently blessed us with The Spice Girls, Tamagotchis and Cher’s yellow plaid outfit in Clueless. (Which is THE most iconic outfit from any movie, ever, and I’m prepared to fight anybody on this one.) But what is it that makes this outfit such a memorable staple? Cher’s outfit is everything that is unique about the decades’ fashion, rolled into one. It is individual to her taste, it undoubtedly…

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The Graduate Book – All You Need to Know to Do Really Well at Work by Chris Davies

The transition from university to the workplace can be tricky to say the least, with multiple surveys of graduate employers over the years finding time and again that none or few of their new intake were ‘work ready’ when leaving the halls of academia. The essential skills such as being able to work effectively in a team, having determination and a good work ethic, or even simply being able to communicate with colleagues, are often lacking , much to the frustration of bosses.  The graduate market is flooded with far more potential candidates than positions available, so it’s never been…

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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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What the Brexit white paper means for EU-UK youth

The release of the Brexit white paper finally answered some questions that the public – and UK parliament – have been asking. Yet its proposed ‘special relationship’ with the EU come March 2019 has been met with severe opposition up and down the country. The paper significantly fails to map out the future of immigration in the UK – but this is to be revised and remade in a second paper this coming Autumn. Students and young people appear to be favoured above all in the document. The absence of solutions to immigration has been filled instead with propositions to…

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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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