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PUSH POST: AUGUST 2018


Hey there <<First Name>>! 

So here it is. The big one.

Results.

Read our tips ahead of Thursday whether you're heading into, or out of year 13. We've got all the info whether you're pleasantly surprised or a little nervous once you open that envelope.
 
Read on for info on conditional/unconditional offers, part time jobs and apprenticeships.

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?
THE CONDITIONAL/UNCONDITIONAL PARADOX

​You might have heard in the news lately that lots of people are talking about a thing called “unconditional offers”. In terms of UCAS applications, this means a university you have applied for has read your application and decided they like you enough to offer you a place right away, no matter the grades you get at the end of the year.
 
Beware though, the word “unconditional” might be misleading... Read More.
PART TIME JOBS: MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

We speak to hundreds, if not thousands of young people every year who start off thinking  they have nothing exciting to write about themselves. No excitement factor that might make them stand out from the crowd in a CV for a job, or a uni personal statement.
 
How wrong they are... Read More.
APPRENTICESHIPS: DON'T JUST GO WITH THE FLOW

Wherever you are, whether that’s applying for post-18 options or just starting to think about them, we want you to remember that it’s all about what’s right for you.
 
Maybe you like the idea of getting in some more learning on a subject area that interests you, but the academic life really just doesn’t float your boat. No problem, after all, everyone learns in different ways... Read More.
WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?
If you're heading into year 12

Some of you who were in year 12 did exams last term, and this week may well be when you get your results.
 
Okay. Exhale. It will be okay. Push is here to help whether you hit above your weight, hit your target or got hit with a dead haddock on results day 2018.

If you did better than expected: Oh yes. Your hard work so far should take some of the pressure off the coming year because good grades at this stage feed into healthy A level predictions (or Highers in Scotland). And good predictions help you get offers of places at a wider range of unis. Sadly, a total kick-back isn't possible though. You still need to do well in the coming year to be in a position to accept the unis offers and last year's achievements only really prove what you're capable of. Celebrate though. You deserve it... Read More.
 
If you've just left year 13

Once results are in on Thursday, you have four options — two if you got the grades you wanted, and two if you didn't:
 
If you got the grades you wanted:
 
Thumbs up, round of applause, pat on the back, etc. Your two options are... 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 how to use the rest of your summer to choose the right university for you. So read on if you're thinking about applying to university in the future!
SUMMER OF FUN...DAMENTAL UNI VISITS

Summer is well underway – we’ve broken into August now. You’ve had a heatwave (or six), you’ve had a long time to relax with the long academic year behind you now. Now’s the time to wipe the Mr. Whippy from your mouth and get yourself back into gear.
 
With not much more than a month left before schools and colleges start up again, you’re running out of time to make the most of your remaining freedom.
 
Take it from us: if you’re thinking of heading to uni, the best investment of your time is  to visit as many as you can in the upcoming weeks. These can be local unis if that’s the area you want to stay in, or they can be further afield... Read More.
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