Tag: Skills

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Yes #SheCan

To mark the eve of International Women’s Day 2019, CareerCentral launched, for the first time on campus, an all-day event, which went by the name of #SheCan. Supported by companies such as PwC, Kier and Save the Children, the series of  skills sessions and workshops which took place during the day were aimed exclusively for…

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Degrees vs apprenticeships

When headlines are constantly suggesting that universities are dishing out first class degrees like no there’s no tomorrow, how much does a grade really reflect our employability skills? After ten years in education, three more years of academic studying whilst racking up to £50,000 worth of debt, university may not seem like the most appealing…

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British teenagers most illiterate in developed world

A global study has revealed that English teenagers are the most illiterate and the second most innumerate in the developed world. There have been calls for a change in attitude towards education to improve basic skills. The Operation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has found in a study that English teens “had the lowest…

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I’m at a top 1% uni – am I smarter than you?

All of our academic lives, it seems, revolve around rigorous and regular testing geared towards preparing us for the working world. Or, simply put, towards university. For this is seemingly the only credible destination for young people throughout their final years of compulsory schooling. Flashback to the personal statement workshops and higher education conventions that…

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