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 Push Post: Student Newsletter

 NOVEMBER 2019


Hey there <<First Name>>! 

As you prepare for the onslaught of turkey, trees and tinsel, Push is thinking about what lies a little further ahead.

What does the future hold for you? Do you dream of snow? An everlasting cheese board? Or perhaps you're really dreaming of an offer from your top university or to work out what you'd like to do next. Either way, we’re here to check you've got all the latest updates and info so you're not left with coal and a carrot.

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?
LIVING LIFE ON THE VEG

As ever, there’s loads going on in the public sphere about climate change and what we can do to have a positive impact.

Recycling and taking the bus is old news by this point. By now, we all know that reducing our meat consumption can make the biggest difference to our carbon footprints, and the world is now paying attention to the rise of environmental influencers in the likes of Greta Thunberg, Earthling Ed and Immy Lucas.

But who would have thought the latest veg warrior to join the climate crusade would be Bake Off’s very own Prue Leith?...read more.
DITCH THE LABEL: THE BULLY TABOO

It’s a nasty thing to think about, and is often the unspoken elephant in the room, but when a fifth of all young people are victim to it, how come bullying is still such a taboo subject?

A study conducted by charity, Ditch the Label, found that 1/5 young people have been subjected to physical, verbal and cyber bullying. And the worst part is that the figures are almost identical to what was found last year – change just isn’t coming fast enough...read more.
GE 2019: WHAT DOES IT ANY OF IT MEAN?

Whether you’re a budding political scientist or you’d prefer to never hear the word “Brexit” again, it’s impossible to have missed the news that we have a general election coming up before Christmas. So…

What does that mean? Well, all of the seats in the House of Commons – so 650 members of parliament (or MP) roles – are up for grabs...read more.
WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?
For year 12s

Your mates in the year above might be able to breathe a sigh of relief having submitted their final UCAS applications, and rightly so. But for you, the process is quickly becoming a reality. So now is as good a time to get your options after school ready...read more.
For year 13s
 
If your plan for next year is university then you’re already submitted your application, right? If not, then get a move on. The UCAS deadline (January 15th) may be the official cut-off, but a lot of places will have been filled already. We know how fab you are, but that doesn’t mean the unis are holding a space specially for you. Get your application in before the end of this month...read more.
WHAT NEXT?
Push titbits of news and advice on heading to uniapprenticeshipsschool leaver schemes, and the world of work
CAREER AMBITIONS LIMITED BY AGE OF SEVEN

When you’re deciding what would be the perfect career for you. Who do you turn to? There’s so many options available to us now that it seems so easy to hunt down what interests you and how you might go around turning that into a career.

While the options available to us all to find that perfect job are more than ever, new research by the OECD International economics think tank could show that we’re starting to already limit ourselves by the age of seven...read more.
HOW TO HANDLE TIGHT ASSIGNMENT DEADLINES

Been there. Done that. Every student can say this when it comes to meeting assignment deadlines that just come up too fast.

Maybe you have procrastinated a bit too much; maybe you have spent too much time working that part-time job or partying; maybe you are just that dis-organized person who is not a master of calendaring. All of a sudden it hits you...read more.
PUSH'S JOHNNY RICH WINS A WONKE AWARD!

Push are very pleased to hear that our Chief Executive, Johnny Rich, won an award at the Wonkhe awards for best writing on HE funding. His article regarding values vs value in the Augar report can be found here.

Congratulations Johnny!
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