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Five things students should consider if they want to study abroad

In recent years, more UK students have chosen to study overseas and, even after the results of the recent EU referendum, interest in studying abroad doesn’t appear to be waning. Wherever in the world your students go, they should expect some changes from the system we are used to in the UK. Carrying out thorough… Read more »


The importance of high quality careers guidance

Few, if any, would argue with the assertion that high quality careers guidance is a ‘good thing’, but what is good quality careers guidance? How do we know that careers guidance practice is effective? Since the demise of the Connexions Service in England in 2012, schools have been passed the baton of ensuring good quality… Read more »


Involving volunteers in your careers provision

One would have to be comatose to miss the Government’s very vocal call urging schools to involve volunteers in providing careers information to our young people. So vocal in fact that they have backed up their idea with £20m to run the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) for 2 years. The CEC role is to… Read more »



How to succeed in the Oxford and Cambridge written tests

Over the past few years, more and more students are achieving As and A*s at A level. As it has become harder to identify academically outstanding students through their A level results, both Oxford and Cambridge now rely on additional testing systems when selecting candidates for interview. From 2017 entry, all Cambridge colleges will be introducing common format written assessments,… Read more »


What skills should your art portfolio demonstrate?

With the 24 March UCAS deadline for some art and design courses fast approaching, we take a look at the skills that your portfolio should demonstrate. For most students making the move into further or higher education, the offer of a place is normally made on the basis of past academic performance, personal statements and references, predicted… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Computer games tester

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Computer games tester. Computer games tester Qualifications and courses There are no formal entry requirements for a career in computer games testing. Knowledge of, and keen passion for, computer… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Virologist

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Virologist. Virologist Qualifications and courses You will need a degree in a science subject in order to become a toxicologist. Relevant degree subjects include pharmacology or biochemistry and you… Read more »


National Careers Week: Higher Education Lecturer

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Higher Education Lecturer. Higher Education Lecturer Qualifications and courses Entry is with a 2.1 or higher bachelor’s degree, typically relating to the subject or research interest you wish to… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Nanny

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Nanny. Nanny Qualifications and courses There are no essential academic requirements for becoming a nanny but qualifications in childcare are likely to be useful. These include BTEC Certificates and… Read more »