Further education

Coping with mental illness at university

Coping with mental illness at university

Leaving home and going to university is a big enough transition in and of itself, but if you throw in the experience of having some form of mental distress on top of it, it can become an overwhelmingly challenging time for a young person. Thankfully universities are much more aware and equipped to sensitively and

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Job interview do's and don'ts

Job interview do’s and don’ts

Making a good impression at a job interview is vital if you are to have any chance of securing the role. Deep down, we all know what we’re supposed to do and which behaviours to avoid. But interviews are stressful and it’s easy to forget the basics when you’re under pressure. Here are some helpful

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tips for asking for a pay rise

Tips for asking for a pay rise

The recession officially ended last year, many people across the UK are still waiting to see that reflected in their wage packet. Asking for a pay rise can be pretty daunting. But, if you believe you’re worth more than the salary you’re getting, you believe the company has the funds to provide it, then there’s

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thinking of a career change

Thinking of a career change

They say that acknowledging a desire for change is the first and biggest step towards achieving it. Well that’s great, but where on earth do your start when you’ve decided you want to change your career? This is not generally something you can do overnight. You need a plan. And patience. And tenacity. And a

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Tips for securing a new job

Tips for securing a new job

If you’re in the market for a new job, there are plenty of simple ways you can improve your chances of securing a new role. Check out our list of handy tips for securing a new job, and get on the road to employment success. Create a serious email address Something like [email protected] is not

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Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

“The number of teachers who quit their jobs in English state schools rose by almost a fifth in one year, official figures suggest. Some 47,700 teachers left their jobs in the year 2010-11, up from 40,070 in 2009-10, according to Schools Minister David Laws”. Vocation Teaching is a vocation. I was a teacher myself for

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