Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 AM
Minding the Gap
What do you think of when you hear the words ‘gap year’? Backpacking, getting lost in exotic places, dodgy stomachs? Although this is a popular cliché, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a year long holiday with cut of...
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 12:00 AM
Do you want to “try before you apply”? Go on a Headstart course and find out what being a STEM undergraduate is really like before you fill in your UCAS form
Girls – Is a STEM career right for you? 9% of Professional, Chartered Engineers are women and 17% of STEM professors are female. Does this mean that women shouldn’t be engineers and scientists? NO NOT AT ALL – what i...
Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:00 AM
Caitlin, our student blogger, gets to grips with UCAS Extra
I want you to imagine this scenario. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are buzzing with chat from your friends about how they have secured a university place. They bagged their first choice, second choice, ...
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 AM
How do you survive mocks? Student blogger Talia has the answer
I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to the Christmas holidays (and that’s not just because I can eat a ton of mince pies under the pretence of being festive). I thought the holidays would be a nice ...
Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2014 12:00 AM
Our friends at Blackbullion have some great advice for managing your money at university
Whether a university degree is all important is a subject a lot of people have been debating recently. Some say definitely yes, some say definitely no. If the average university student will graduate with almost £4...
Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Making the most of Mini multiple interviews (MMI's) by our student blogger Catlin
Faced with many applicants with identical GCSE and AS grades, some universities are now using Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) to ensure they select the best candidates for their courses (particularly in healthcare). F...
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 AM
Our student blogger, Talia, has top tips for your universities interviews
A part of many university applications is an interview, especially if you have applied for courses in Medicine. Although this may seem like a daunting task, there are many ways that you can prepare for an interview, s...
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Our friends at Courses Plus share their thoughts on Careers Advice
The Tricky Prospect of Careers Advice By www.coursesplus.co.uk Careers advice for school children in the 1980s wasn’t great – in some cases it was non-existent. During school years you’re expected to aim for higher le...
Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 AM
Caitlin, our student blogger, has some tips for improving your presentation skills
Many schools now require you to give a short presentation using PowerPoint about a topic either as an individual or as a group. Sometimes these are assessed formally, so it is worth getting the final version as good a...
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00 AM
Searching for a part-time job whilst studying
Our friends from StudentJob have shared some tips on searching for a part-time job whilst studying Searching for a part-time job can be a bumpy road of disappointment, however a bit of guidance can smooth out the jou...