Student Life

Foot Anstey welcomes 12 work experience students to its Bristol, Exeter and Southampton offices

Foot Anstey LLP has welcomed its first cohort of Year 12 and 13 work experience students as part of its Activate Work Experience Programme in its Bristol, Exeter and Southampton offices.

During their time at the firm, the students gained valuable insights into life at a commercial law firm. Also, the students took part in a recruitment workshop helped on key skills, such as CV writing...

South Devon College in the 80s

College calls out for memories

2022 is a big year for landmark anniversaries.

Along with Her Majesty the Queen, South Devon College is celebrating a long reign.

Originally founded as a technical college, with its first intake of students back in the 1931/32 academic year, it’s celebrating its 90th birthday this June.

To mark this prestigious day the college wants to hear from former students....

Nearly half of people in South West would consider teaching in Further Education

New research has revealed that nearly half (48%) of employees in the South West would consider teaching in further education either full or part time alongside their current job, as more people felt the benefits of sharing their skills during the pandemic.

The findings, from the Department for Education, come as the Government is calling on more industry professionals to share their...

Technical education offers students a stepping stone into Devon's growing sectors

Young people in Devon are being encouraged to consider the range of technical education routes on offer into some of the biggest growing sectors in the region. Apprenticeships, traineeships and the new T Levels are just some of the different education and training pathways being showcased this Open Day season, with clear routes into Devon’s growing industries.

This follows the launch...

Three Plymouth High School for Girls students shortlisted for Youth Parliament

Three exceptional students at Plymouth High School for Girls have been shortlisted to represent young people across Plymouth in this year's Youth Parliament, alongside nine other finalists.

Plymouth High School for Girls is part of the high-performing Thinking Schools Academy Trust, which leads 18 successful primary and secondary schools in Medway, Kent, Plymouth and Portsmouth....

Student wellbeing support wins acclaim for Plymouth College of Art Students’ Union

Plymouth College of Art Students’ Union (PCA:SU) has won Best Campaign Supporting Student Wellbeing at the 2021 Think Student Awards, beating leading international universities to be selected as the winner by the Student Pulse panel of 40,000 students.

The Think Student Awards are the only awards of their kind, judged by the students themselves and measuring real impact.


Eleanor Roberts apprentice with South Devon College

Time to rethink Apprenticeships says Devon College

If you think you know all about apprenticeships, then maybe it’s time to think again, according to South Devon College.

“Most people think you can only do apprenticeships in hospitality, construction or beauty, but here at South Devon College we offer a wide range of apprenticeships, including higher and degree apprenticeships,” explained Ben Pountney, Operational Manager for...

Tips for academic writing

Most students believe they can correlate their studies, lectures, and tutorials with critical reasoning and analysis, but they lack writing skills. Writing is inherently at the heart of all academic examinations. Most grad students need to portray their understanding of the teachings in a simplistic yet effective literary style. Complex subjects require higher-level language skills, research...

Do UK universities have entrance exams?

In order for students to be able to study at UK universities, they have to go through specific examinations that would provide their eligibility for a particular course. However, these entrance exams are not the same for all universities and may differ from institution to institution.

This detailed guide will take you step by step through the entrance exams individuals need to clear...

Isobel Burton and mum, Louise

Stunning set of GCSE results at South Devon High School

Students celebrate another year of exceptional GCSE results at South Devon High School

South Devon High School is celebrating a stunning set of GCSE results with 81 per cent of all English entries graded 9-4 (old grades A*- C) and a massive 85 per cent of all maths entries graded 9-4.

Students achieved highly across a wide range of subjects. 92 per cent of entries in Computer...

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