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.
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.
This Autumn, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) is holding an exciting new three day festival for budding British songwriters called SongFest, which aims to support the future talent of the music industry.
Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices (12 November 2010 – 3 April 2011) is the first ever exhibition exploring the English language from Anglo-Saxon runes to modern day rap. Driven by developments in religion, politics, technology, economics and culture, English today is spoken by a third of the world’s population.
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.
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.
With the current climate seeing a fifteen year high in the number of unemployed 16 – 24 year olds, starting your own business could seem like an appealing option for some.
“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.”
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.
TheSite.org, 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.