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 Push Post: Student Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2019


Hey there <<First Name>>! 
 
In this month's newsletter: Back with a bang...

In this, the month of love, Push is here not only to be your slightly overdue Valentine, but also to help you focus on choices
to be made.
 
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?
JOIN THE YOUTH STRIKES

You’d have to have your head in the sand to not know about the incredible climate change protests that young people throughout Europe have been spearheading over the past few months. 

The Youth Strike 4 Climate movement, initiated by then 15 year old Greta Thunberg’s solo protest outside the Swedish parliament has spread like wildfire. Now, around 70,000 students and young people each week are holding rallies and protests across 270 towns and cities throughout the world. ​

Not too shabby, for a bunch of meddling kids...Read more
BRUNEL DRIVING INCLUSIVITY IN SPORT

You might have heard in the last year or two sportswear giants like Nike were making controversial waves by releasing the first forward-thinking, breathable sports hijabs for female Muslim athletes.

The special hijabs, though innovative and a positive step forward in terms of inclusivity in sport, came with a fairly steep price tag...Read more
SOFT SKILLS: A WHOLE NEW WORLD

If you’ve read around our site, dipped your toes into our blog posts or attended any of our live sessions, you’ll know we like to harp on about the importance of soft skills. 

And that’s because they’re important! They’re a huge slice of the pizza that makes you a rounded person, and they’re exactly what employers are looking for. They’ll help you in all walks of life, from careers to relationship building and hobbies...Read more
WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?
For year 12s
 
What course is the course for you?

So maybe 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.

There are some other careers where you have to study something in particular — to be an architect or vet, for instance — but they’re the exception...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’s 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...Read more
WHAT NEXT?
Push titbits of news and advice on heading to uniapprenticeshipsschool leaver schemes, and the world of work
 
This month, it's all about apprenticeship schemes, so read on if you're interested in taking the vocational route. 
AND THE WINNER OF THE BEST UNIVERSITY IS....

La La Land! Wait…

For lots of people, an offer for a place at Oxbridge (either Oxford University of Cambridge University), two of the most highly esteemed educational institutions in the world, would be reason to be up shouting from the rooftops. 

But here at Push, we’re the first to say that there is no “perfect” university, no uni is the “best”. Trust us, ignore the league tables...Read more
HOW TO BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER

In 2018, it was reported that the UK's health and fitness industry was worth an approximate £5bn and the number of gyms reached over 7,000 for the first time. It's also estimated that 1 in 7 people in the UK is a member of a gym. All these figures point to one simple fact: the best time to get into the fitness industry is right now!...Read more
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