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 Push Post: Student Newsletter

 JANUARY 2020


Hey there <<First Name>>! 

Ah, how the holidays fly by and reality bites again! But even as the New Year’s resolutions fade into the chocolate stash of desire, Push is here to make everything better again by giving you some things you can do right now to shape your future for the better. Without getting too sweaty, bored or hungry— and they won’t cost you a penny.

If you can’t wait for the next newsletter why not check out our archives here. We'll see you soon. 
 
The Push Team

WHAT'S NEW?
ERASMUS: CAN WE LIVE WITHOUT IT?

According to erasmusprogramme.com, ‘Erasmus students are those that take advantage of the Erasmus exchange program, a well supported and organised scheme that has been in operation since the late 1980's. It allows students to study at universities in the EU member states for set periods of time.
 
Erasmus students study a wide variety of subjects but most use the program for advancing their language skills with a view to working in the international sphere.’
 
Throughout its active years, the Erasmus scheme has supported internationally-minded, travel savvy students on their trans-national studies and lives...read more.
THE APPRENTICESHIP BUZZ

Are you starting to think about your options? Not a fan of the uni route, but want to stay in training? With all the buzz in the news about apprenticeships at the moment, you’d be perfectly normal to be unsure when it comes to making a post-18 pathway choice. 
 
Especially given the scheme has come under fire recently after a report was released by The EDSK, which suggested that ‘half of the courses offered in England are “fake” and the scheme was “descending into farce”...read more.
WIDER APPLICANTS, INCREASED DROP OUTS?

New analysis has found that in the last five years, two thirds of colleges and universities have seen an increase in their dropout rates.

One of the reasons stated could be the drive to widen applicants to universities with institutions said to be admitting students who ‘aren’t able to cope’.

While Push doesn’t necessarily think it’s a bad idea to allow as many people to get to University and follow their ambitions if they want to, we certainly think you should do your research before you decide if it’s the route for you...read more.
WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?
For year 12s
 
You may have nearly a year until your uni application deadline for 2021, but if you're clever (and we’re sure you are), you’ll want to be as on-the-ball as Cinderella’s godmother and get your application right at the front of the queue.

​That means getting it submitted by around half term in the Autumn...read more.
For year 13s
 
The UCAS deadline has now passed. Hopefully you can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing yours was submitted ages ago. If that's the case, here are the four possible responses you could be receiving in the next few months...read more.
WHAT NEXT?
Push titbits of news and advice on heading to uniapprenticeshipsschool leaver schemes, and the world of work
WORKING ON YOUR SIDE HUSTLE

Here at Push, we’re always the advocate for earning while learning - the idea of, if it’s right for you and your circumstances, you get ahead of the game with a part-time job.
 
This can be anything from office work to bartending to shelf stacking to running your own side hustle online empire.
 
Even if you’re not particularly tight for cash (though it’s quite the student stereotype, and who would turn down a rainy day fund?) it’s a great personal investment, in terms of gaining experience and having that X Factor to put on your CV or personal statement.
 
Not sure what we mean?...read more.
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