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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Right degree but wrong uni? How to transfer universities (my story)

The vast majority of undergraduates make the right choice when it comes to their university and their degree but what if the degree is perfect and the university wrong? Do you quit or stick out three years in a University you’re not really that fond of?  There is a solution…   My first university was never meant to be. I entered through clearing, only through the collapse of one of my crucial A level grades, so I definitely accepted that I may not have the perfect accommodation, or even the perfect substitute degree (in fact I even decided to add…

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University places peak as A Level results take a fall

Results day 2014 has been flooding the news since yesterday morning. From 9am onwards I was well prepared for my social media pages to be full of some form of “off to university” post or silence from those of you who were frantically calling university clearing lines. It’s a life changing day, one that stays with most people for good reasons or for bad. Your prayers are either answered or it’s time to seriously rethink your future. According to various surveys it appears that a record number of students will be flooding the university gates this September. The BBC has…

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Five of the best student cities

It only happens once a year, and I’m not talking about Christmas. January sees the deadline for UCAS applications which means it can be a mad panic to collect enough information on potential destinations to make an informed decision. To aid the decision process a little, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top student cities to try and help you avoid that last minute, close your eyes and point scenario. York Housed inside castle walls, York as a city is a little Harry Potter-esque and is home to two universities; University of York and York St John. York has…

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Help for freshers…

So, you’ve just received your letter, or you’ve battered the refresh button on UCAS to check your results and you’ve found out you’re heading to University in September. Congratulations! But what happens next? The thought of going to University can be daunting but it is also extremely exciting, meeting new friends and studying something you are good at and hopefully enjoy. Naturally there will be fears and questions you may have and you’re not sure who you can talk to…. Students are a great resource! They may look scary and have the title of ‘3rd year’ but really, they’ve all been…

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