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NUS President Shakira Martin – University Is Not For Everyone

Shakira Martin, President of the National Union of Students welcomes you to the Results Day Guide and reminds you that you have plenty of options. Results day is fast approaching and many of you may experience a range of different feelings; from excitement, nervousness, fear and even anger. The thought of your future relying on the grades marked on a ... Read More »

What You Need To Know About Vocational Qualifications

vocational qualifications

Vocational qualifications come in many shapes and sizes and they are offered at different levels. Is a vocational study route the best option for you? Vocational courses cover a huge variety of work-related subject areas – for example, instead of taking three A-levels, you might choose to take a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering or a Level 3 NVQ in ... Read More »

Do I have to go to uni to get a degree?

Leave school after GCSEs

Did you know that you don’t need to go to uni to get a degree? You can do it at your local college of further education – find out all about the benefits of further education here. You can study for all sorts of higher education qualifications at a college of further education, instead of going to university? You could ... Read More »

A-level Choices – Do Your Homework Or Get It Wrong And Lose Out

A-level choices

Your A-level choices wouldn’t be art, drama and music if you knew you wanted to do a degree in medicine at university to become a doctor, now would they??? Well we sincerely hope not! But joking apart, and according to a survey, many young people who are in the process of choosing their A-level subjects really do need more guidance ... Read More »

FE – How Do I Transition If I Have Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)?

schools and colleges not doing enough to prepare young people

Starting at FE college can be a daunting prospect at the best of times but if you have autism spectrum condition or ASC, it can be even more difficult. Joe Hibbert is the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Transition and Review Lead at Gloucestershire College and he’s got some helpful tips for making sure that your transition from school ... Read More »

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