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Need help with your career choices?

It’s easy to think that a career is a huge decision because it’s for the rest of your life, but unless you have plans to commit to one clear path as a vet, a doctor, a nurse or to take on the family business, the chances are that – like the rest of us – you will have a varied journey ahead of you, influenced initially [...]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Strategies|

Year 11 – It’s 30th June on Saturday

If you are aged sixteen by the end of the summer holidays, you can – in theory – finish school today as it is 30th June on Saturday.  Sad, but true - you don’t have to go back!* However, the law** says that until your eighteenth birthday you have three options: either (a) stay in full-time education – perhaps switching to a college instead of school [...]

June 29th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Year 11 - Choices|

Activities week – an opportunity to grab more experiences for your CV

Whether it’s Enrichment, Activities or Careers week, find out how to get the most from this annual opportunity and add something meaningful and relevant to your CV and personal statement. What are we talking about? If you are transitioning between years – perhaps between Year 12 and 13 – your school or college will most likely have at least one careers activity planned for you in [...]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Strategies|

A young person’s guide to confidence

Sarah Clark is Founder & Director of Mariposa Coaching. Her extremely long list of credentials includes Stress Management, Performance Coaching and Problem Focused Counselling. Sarah runs workshops which involve young people and so we asked her for words of wisdom about confidence-building strategies. Here’s what she told us … Sustainable belief in yourself We can learn to project confidence even when we are not feeling it. [...]

June 18th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Skills|

Last minute planning and cramming?

With exam season upon us, here are some tips on how to be as effective as you can in the final few days and even hours, including some tips from a local motivational coach. Read more … Why you might be cramming It is easy to assume that you are packing it all in to the last week or so because you have a great social [...]

June 8th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Exams & Revision|

Revision tips in the run-up to exams!

With exams just days away we know there are many of you who’ve had your head down for weeks preparing and revising, but whether you’re feeling good or starting to panic, it’s never too late for some tips on how to make the most of the remaining time before – and during – this critical period. To give you some great advice, we’ve teamed up with [...]

May 11th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Exams & Revision|

The Power of the Parent!

Who is where they are today because of their parents – and for parents, please read carers, guardians and grandparents as well. Who is living where they live, studying what they’re studying, working where they’re working, going out with who they’re going out with, because of their parents? Who goes to their local school because of where their parents chose to live? Who is studying GCSEs [...]

May 4th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Strategies|

Finding it hard to revise? First work out what the barriers are.

Starting to revise? Been doing it for a while? Now school's back, your teachers will be reminding you about the importance of your exams just as much as your parents/carers were over the Easter break! Here’s a few ideas to help make that work as effectively as possible for you – especially if you are finding it a struggle … Understand why it can be such [...]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Exams & Revision|

Work Experience – Let’s get started!

In schools, colleges and Uni, everyone talks about the importance of work experience. So, in today’s careers blog we examine what it is, why you need it and where you can find it. Read on … Work experience (wex) is the temporary experience of work which, in practice, can be anything from a morning shadowing someone to a full 12 months gap year or industrial placement. [...]

April 13th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Work Experience|

Making a difference to the lives of young people across the region

You've heard of The Prince’s Trust, but do you know exactly who they help and how they benefit our region?  With so many different programmes available, we wanted to showcase the variety of free support on offer from this incredible organisation. So, to find out more, we caught up with the team at our local Prince’s Trust centre in Victoria Street, Bristol. Here’s what they told [...]

March 9th, 2018|Categories: > Motivation, Skills|
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