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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Student Worries: 5 Steps To Forget Your Troubles

Have you ever found yourself in the dire situation of constantly struggling with your troubles? Are you distressed because you feel belittled by your worries, or is it because you think that not worrying at all could lead to something even worse? When you have started pondering over your troubles, does it leave you feeling impossible to halt your worrying? In case you have found yourself in any of these situations, you shouldn’t be too concerned, because it is only normal for a significant number of people. About 1 in every 10 people perceives the process of focusing on their troubles to be…

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Things They Don’t Tell You Before Starting An MA

The prospect of leaving university is scary. No matter how figured out you think you have your life, the comfort of 2pm starts and your lovely flatmates you don’t care if you do your washing up for days is difficult to leave behind. Never mind the thought of actually having to go out into the real world and getting a job. Like so many other students I finished my Sociology BA with absolutely no idea what to do next. I was pleased with my grade, I just didn’t know how to turn that into a job. That is when the…

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What Happens To My Mental Health After University?

The end of university is a strange and conflicting time. With deadlines done and exams taken, ideally, the only feelings we should be experiencing are joy, relief and giddy excitement at the prospect of new beginnings and fresh starts. No more all-nighters in the library, no more terrible campus coffee, and no more anxious waits for delayed student loan deposits…This is supposed to be the time where the childish notions of classmates and homework are stripped way to reveal a professional, industry-ready graduate, fresh faced and ready to take on the world. But with every one in four university students…

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