Finding a purpose, making the right career choice is a process not a knee jerk reaction to external pressure.

Finding your special purpose, it sounds like a rather twee way to describe locating one's nether regions but actually it's both that and understanding who you are and what you want to do. Too often students are shuttled through the various academic gates without being given enough time to breathe and actually figure out what [...]

All in favour say Aye (think you’re all missing the point)

As the general election approaches there has been an enormous amount of promises, guarantees and quid pro quos offered, mooted and suggested. Indeed there have been any number of inducements offered up to the electorate gods to curry favour. A lot of talk has been about education, the funding crisis and so on - but [...]

What I did during the holidays… (the importance of work experience)

What did you do? It's a genuine question. What did you do? You had a week off, so what did you do? The biggest complaint I get from students is that they don't have enough time to do anything. They are always so busy. What that means in reality is that they have a certain [...]

To BA or not to BA…

When it comes to finding jobs, are degrees still the magic bullet or a nasty scam? And so the debate trundles on endlessly, after years of education for all, the Orwellian nightmare of some animals being more equal than others comes full circle. Degrees have become so devalued and intrinsically useless from a career perspective [...]

Holy shit! It’s the terminator, we’re all going to die/have limited career options in the future.

It's been at the forefront of scaremongers' A boards for years, you'll know the kind - dirty faced, distant look in one eye, laser focus in the other, shuffling around urban retail developments using their own urine as both a means to stay clean and repel pigeons. 'Our robot overlords will kill us all', 'the [...]