The focus is always on A Level results day. The positives - those students achieving 3 A*s or more, the equally successful twins, and how high they can all jump for joy. Or the negatives - what to do if things don't go too well, or how to get through clearing.
Teachers do an incredible job, but inevitably if you are teaching a class of 30 you cannot give them the same attention as you can in a 1:1 session. Working with schools, volunteers can play a vital role in equipping pupils to achieve those crucial grades that will enable them to progress to further education, employment or training; narrowing the attainment gap and ensuring a bright future for all regardless of background.
I feel that part of this lies with a perception problem where students, parents (and even teachers) still think of professions such as medicine, dentistry and law as the only 'top' careers. Those are great roads to go down but there's so much more that girls my age can, and should be, considering
As we wait for season two, it's safe to say that we'll be binge-watching and re-watching this nostalgic supernatural delight until our bedroom lights start to flicker and the chains on our doors are unlocked by a ghostly invisible entity.
Whether I like it or not, I am constantly questioning myself whether my degree is a blessing or a curse. Maybe in 10 years I may be able to get my dream job but for now it will have to remain ...
Getting your GCSE results can feel like a life changing moment. I remember just how nervous I felt when I collected my equivalent results around thirty five years ago. It can be a time of jubilation or disappointment, as not everyone gets the grades they'd hoped for.
Since the enjoyment of school is almost totally governed by whether a student is perceived as weak or strong by their peers, any public displays of emotion, whether crying, anxiety, or even extreme happiness, are to be avoided. Thus, suppression of feelings is essential to having a good time at school.
In another blow to young Brits, details have emerged that the former Chancellor George Osborne's flagship savings scheme, the Help to Buy Individual Savings Account (ISA), is not all it's cracked up to be.
Events like this help to reach kids, but it's really important that more is done to inspire children about STEM and support them with their ambitions if we are to see more young people becoming the engineers of the future
The truth is that the stagnant job market, lingering recession, and mountains of student debt can account for so many of the things Baby Boomers and their pundits find so baffling about Western millennials.
Now, more than a decade on, I often wonder what a mentor might have said to me back then. As a mentor now, what career advice would I have given my 18 year old self?
I moved from Essex to Cardiff for University and learnt the hard way that coming fully prepared makes the first few weeks a lot easier. Here is a list of the most underrated items I think you need:
TCFT is a process that not only allows young people to develop creatively, but it also allows them to develop as individuals and as leaders for the future, learning from each other in a safe, relaxed environment.
If we know which factors can make a young person vulnerable and some of the warning signs, then teachers, parents and services can do more to support them before they reach crisis point
Bear Grylls has talked about Scouting as a 'character factory' and Joe Clarke is one of its finest exports. It is his belief in himself and strength of character that sets him apart
When I saw Owen speak for the first time in London, he talked about his anger during the referendum campaign. This deeply resonated with me. Owen displayed the passion which Jeremy never did.