I was very pleased to have been asked to respond to an article that Relocate Magazine were putting together regarding STEM careers and specifically the disconnect between the genders when it came to studying it in Higher Education. As a father to a daughter and with a mother in law who has a Masters in … Continue reading STEM careers, not just jobs for the boys.
Lazy I know, but at this time of year why try and reinvent the wheel - work experience good, sitting on butts bad. Check out the repost of an older article I did for Student Hut on the merits of using the school holidays wisely... I keep going on about it but it remains as … Continue reading Using the school holidays wisely for work experience and to help add depth to your UCAS statement.
This was first published on http://www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk , an online repository of advice, news and ideas for working parents. Follow the link to see it in its full original glory with pictures and everything! Compromise. Trade off. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Burning the candle at both ends. Any way you phrase it, the work-life balance … Continue reading How to help your teenagers with school and university decision making, even when you’re short on time.
As the closing date for UCAS personal statements draws inexorably closer I suspect there's more than a few students who are inwardly wrestling with whether to soften the edges of certain truths to paint a more favourable picture. Whether it's plagiarism, little white lies or enormous, industrial style juggernauts of lies it all comes down … Continue reading After I matriculated from Oxbridge at the age of sixteen I went on to become Jeffrey Archer. (Or why lying on your CV is neither big nor clever.)