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Missed your uni offer? Don’t panic!

If your exam results surprised you – and not in a good way – and mean you’ve missed your uni offer, then you might feel like escaping to a desert island where the word ‘UCAS’ is not in the vocabulary. And you can: dress it up as a gap year, re-take a few exams and… Read more »


What to do on A Level results day … and after

Read Brian Heap’s advice from HEAP University Degree Course Offers on what to do on A Level results day … and after: Be at home! Do not arrange to be away when your results are published. If you do not achieve the grades you require, you will need to follow an alternative course of action and… Read more »


Do you need a law degree to go into the legal profession?

The legal profession in England and Wales is virtually unique in not requiring all entrants to have a law degree. In fact, many non- law graduates enter the profession through the full- time Graduate Diploma in Law programme (an intensive one- year postgraduate course for non- law graduates covering the essential foundation subjects taught as part of a law degree)…. Read more »


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 »