Prospective students want real advice

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. Continue reading

University is the ‘most influential time of your lives’, say graduates

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. Continue reading

Students determined to study their subject of choice

A-Level results are released today and thousands of students will finally find out their results after weeks of agonising waiting. For many, results day will bring smiles and joy as students open their envelopes to see that they met their grades, and got into their universities of choice. For some though, this year’s results day may not bring about all they had hoped for. Continue reading

Students take £4000 worth of gear to university

Despite being seen as an underprivileged and financially challenged bunch, a recent survey by student insurers Endsleigh has found that the average student will take approximately £4000 worth of belongings with them when they move into student accommodation. Furthermore, some students carry as much as £1300 worth of gear with them as they travel to and from universities. Continue reading