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 Push Post: Student Newsletter

 FEBRUARY 2020


Hey there <<First Name>>! 

In this, the month of love, Push is here not only to be your Valentine, but also to help you focus on choices to be made and we don't mean which chocolates to console yourself with either..

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?
MANAGING YOUR CASH

If you’ve finished with college and are out navigating the world by yourself for the first time, whether that’s moving away to uni or taking on an apprenticeship scheme or a full-time job, we know that cash flow issues can always be a bit of a downer.
 
Depending on your circumstances, we’ve got loads of tips on making the most of your cash, and any financial support available to you.

For example, young people might be entitled to…read more.
THE FUTURE: WHAT MAKES YOUR TICK?

Wherever you are on your journey, whether you’re in Year 11 and starting to think about what lies ahead or in Year 13 with big decisions knocking at your door, it can be difficult to know what’s the right path for you.
 
Especially when there are so many options. We’re talking work, apprenticeships, uni, degree apprenticeships, diplomas, gap year and travel, volunteering, internships…read more.
APPRENTICESHIPS: PROVIDERS UP, APPLICANTS DOWN?

It might seem that sometimes everyone is talking about going to University, but it isn't for everyone.

If you think university might not be for you there's alternative routes. One of the most popular is Apprenticeships and right now there's more providers than ever!...read more.
WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?
For year 12s
 
What course is the course for you?

You go to uni to do a degree. But which one? There’s over 17,000 different subjects you can study and more than 70,000 individual courses.

You can start with what you want to do as a career. To be a doctor, you have to study medicine, for instance — which most people would agree is better than having people doing surgery just because they studied needlework...read more.
 
For year 13s
 
The ball is finally in your court.

This month you’ll probably be getting some offers from universities. You may have some already. It can be exciting — like getting several Valentine cards all at once. It can also be unnerving: frantically hitting refresh on the UCAS website for hours on end and feeling like the only Valentine you’ll get might be from your mum. It doesn’t have to be stressful...read more.
 
WHAT NEXT?
Push titbits of news and advice on heading to uniapprenticeshipsschool leaver schemes, and the world of work
THE PRINCE'S TRUST - EMBRACING OPPORTUNITY

You might have heard the Prince’s Trust’s name thrown about before, but who are they and what do they do?
 
According to their website, the Prince’s Trust is a charity set up by Prince Charles over 40 years ago with the mission ‘to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn.’. 
 
The charity helps school leavers and young people to develop their soft skills, get additional training and provides tips and resources on getting a job. For the budding entrepreneurs among us, they also offer training, mentoring and funding to help you start your own business...read more.
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