Draw your own future? Draw your own conclusions about the state of careers advice in this country.

When I ask my children what they want to be when they grow up, their responses change on an almost quotidian basis. My 4 year old wants to be a scientist to find a cure for cancer, then be an astronaut and then somewhat quixotically become a Power Ranger. My 7 year old wants to … Continue reading Draw your own future? Draw your own conclusions about the state of careers advice in this country.

1st class degree bonanza!

I wrote back in July last year of the sordid levels of grade inflation that has been running unchecked in UK universities over the last few years (44% rise in firsts over a five year period) and they are back in the news today with further giveaways. In 2012-2013, when the higher fees were introduced … Continue reading 1st class degree bonanza!

Why lying on your CV/Personal Statement is never as good an idea as it seems.

Once again I've been lucky enough to be asked to contribute an article to Family Friendly Working, this time it's all about why lying on your CV tends to be a pretty bad idea. https://www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk/2017/12/06/why-you-cant-get-away-with-little-white-lies-on-your-cv-anymore/ And, if you liked that, you might also like this - https://edducan.com/2017/04/25/all-filler-no-killer-the-top-5-mistakes-people-make-in-their-cvs/  

How to secure work experience and how it can help define your career and academic decision making. (Extract from my new book.)

Gosh, what an exciting start to the year, first gastric flu, then tonsilitis but now like a shiny beacon of hope on the horizon comes the first press release extract from my book -all about the bee in my bonnet. Work experience, and how important it is when it comes to informing careers, university, apprenticeship … Continue reading How to secure work experience and how it can help define your career and academic decision making. (Extract from my new book.)

New Year, New You? You’d be better off eating cake than pretending you don’t for a fortnight.

New year, new you? It's one of the biggest myths perpetrated by, well, just about everyone and everything. The simple function of chronology doesn't allow one to entirely reinvent oneself because the hand of a clock sweeps past an arbitrary time. The pressure to be better, try new things, be different, be a new improved, … Continue reading New Year, New You? You’d be better off eating cake than pretending you don’t for a fortnight.