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Can’t plan your homework? That’ll be your pre-frontal cortex!

The work of cognitive neuroscientist, Professor Sarah – Jayne Blakemore is causing a stir with the education department.  Her research into neuroplasticity and the development of the pre-frontal cortex in the adolescent brain is proving to be fascinating when it comes to understanding the behaviour of teenagers. It may also have an impact on our understanding of when the best ... Read More »

Don’t miss your UCAS deadline

Applying for university in 2018

Today is a key date for most art and design courses, so don’t miss it! If you are applying for an art and design course through UCAS then today your application should arrive at UCAS by 6pm UK time. Remember that your reference must be complete before you apply, so make sure that this is all sorted first. We will ... Read More »

Mental health services for the young need an overhaul

Following a review of services by a government task force, ministers have made a five year plan to improve mental health services for children and young people.  Previous research has shown that fewer than 35 per cent of young people get the help that they need with mental health problems and the annual report of 2012 by the Chief Medical ... Read More »

UCAS Opens Route To Cheaper Degrees With European Study

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) have opened up a route to cheaper university degrees by allowing 6th form students the chance to apply to study at continental European universities. While the option to study abroad had existed previously, the landmark move means that students can apply through the UK admissions system for the first time. People are already ... Read More »

Not Going to Uni Apprenticeship Guide 2015

Good news for anyone considering doing an apprenticeship! Not Going to Uni is launching its info-packed 2015 Apprenticeship Guide on the 9th March and in it you’ll find everything you need to know about apprenticeships – what they are, how they work, where to find them, how to apply – this definitive guide will answer all your questions. In this ... Read More »

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