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A-level Results Day | What is clearing and how can it help you?

by Anita Naik

UCAS Clearing is a service provided by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). It can help you find a university or college place after results day if you haven't secured one through the regular application process.

Last year, almost 68,000 students used Clearing. UCAS applicant da...

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Should students study over the summer?

by Anita Naik

Summer learning loss, also known as "summer slide," refers to the tendency for students to lose some of the academic gains they made during the previous school year over the summer break. Studies have shown that students can lose approximately one to two months of learning over the summer break, par...

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Top summer reading picks for students

by Anita Naik

It's not easy when you're a student or heading towards GCSE and A-levels to find time to read for pleasure. Yet, reading for enjoyment can reduce stress and improve overall mental well-being. It also stimulates the brain, improves focus, and encourages the exploration of new ideas. This makes summer...

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How to take a gap year

by Anita Naik

Each year, approximately 29,920 students choose to defer their university courses to take a gap year. For the academic year 2022/23, this number increased to 30,970, reflecting a 28% rise since 2012 but a 15.8% decline from 2021.

The latest annual report by Student Universe, The State of Student an...

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Career advancing summer work for students

by Anita Naik

Summer break is here, and with it, a wealth of students poised for a long summer post-GCSE, A-levels and University. If a summer job isn't on your child's horizon, they're not alone. According to the Labour Force Survey, 43 per cent of 16-17-year-olds studied and worked twenty-five years ago, compar...

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