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Students opt for quality of life over nightlife when choosing University


As students start making their way back for the start of the new term, a new survey published today reveals that the majority of students base their decision on which university to attend by the quality of the academic course rather than the overall reputation of the university or, as is often assumed, the town’s nightlife.


Ireland – A close to home alternative


With another summer drawing to a close its time to start thinking about next year’s vacations and travels. With that very much in mind, Robert Gant takes us through the top ten destinations in Ireland.

Courses & Careers

Young Academic Guide to Your Gap Year 2010/11


So, it’s another academic year and that means that thousands of students nationwide are considering their gap year. With a big wide world out there and hundreds of countries to consider, all offering different things, it can be a bit of a minefield. Take some time to read the ‘Young Academic guide to your Gap Year’ for 2010/11.


Paris – Cool Culture & Cuisine


When you think of Paris, I imagine you think of romantic walks on the Seine or freezing your ‘proverbials’ off going up the Eiffel Tower. I certainly did, but as I discovered, the ‘City of Love’ has so much more to offer – especially to those on a tight budget.


Simple Budgeting from Endsleigh


“Endsleigh have been providing products and services to students since 1965. We are delighted to offer students another product which is ideal for budgeting. The card can be used anywhere the MasterCard Acceptance Mark is displayed and can be topped up instantly by the cardholder or parent by phone, text message or online.”


Outside experts should teach sex education


HeadsUp is an online debating space, run by the Hansard Society, for 11-18 year-olds to discuss their views on political issues with their peers and influential decision makers. It aims to build young people’s levels of political awareness and participation so that they can play an effective role in the democratic processes affecting their lives. HeadsUp is also a space politicians can use to consult with young people and find out their ideas, experiences and opinions.


Smash Your Exams Through Stress Free Study

0, run by charity YouthNet, provides straight-talking, anonymous information and advice 24 hours a day, on subjects including work & study, drink & drugs, and sex & relationships. Its bespoke question and answer service, askTheSite, provides young people with a confidential, personal answer to any question within three working days. Work and study questions are answered by experts from partner organisation bss, who advise on education and careers.

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