New figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) recently shows that young people, and in particular young women, are the most likely to suffer from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The total number of new cases diagnosed in 2009 was 482,696, an increase of 12,000 from the figures from 2008.
Last week, I wrote about the results so far of the National Student Career Survey being conducted on TSR, mentioning the uncertainty surrounding graduate prospects and that education is not equipping young people for employment. In addition, the furore over A-Level and GCSE results in the past few weeks has led to
There’s such a wide range of choice available in the market place these days, no matter what you’re looking for – confectionary, electronic goods, toiletries or clothing are prime examples – it would seem somewhat restrictive sticking just one or two brands.
The economic recession of the last few years has already had a severe impact in the work place for thousands of people across the country, with redundancies commonplace, unemployed numbers soaring, and companies as well as families struggling to make ends meat. One demographic that seems to be suffering more than some is young people
The stereotype that young people are impressionable, naive and easily corrupted by the thought of smoking or doing drugs to ‘look cool’ or because of peer pressure has taken a major setback in the light of some recent research into smoking trends and views on drugs among young people.
There are many important characteristics that are necessary for a young person to be able to make the step into employment adroitly. Intelligence, usually measured by exam results, is obviously a major sorting criterion. But such characteristics as confidence, maturity, initiative, good communication skills and reliability are other important attributes that are often looked for by employers.
Thursday’s exam results spell the beginning of the end of the application process for all those students who finished their A2’s this year. But for those in lower sixth form, the whole agonising process of thinking, preparing for and applying for university begins now. With AS results in the bag, and predicted grade tags flying about, the elimination process of working out which universities to consider applying for begins.
An article on the Telegraph website about Easing the pain of student poverty, published on August 18th, has recommended TSR as a source of help and advice on finding jobs while at university.
Last week TSR announced the beginning of its 21 day challenge, a series of daily advice, tips and challenges to help young people form the good habits of job searching that will give them a head start over other young people.
With A-Level results released today, and huge numbers of young people set to head off to university in the coming months, it should come as good news to them that two thirds of graduates of all ages have attested that university was the most influential period of their lives, ahead of childhood, teenage years, first jobs, and even marriage, shattering the common myth that your childhood years are the best of your life.