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 Push Post: Student Newsletter

JUNE 2018


Hey there <<First Name>>! 

That big yellow thing in the sky seems to suggest that Summer might be on it’s way. And what does Summer mean?

Sunshine, ice cream and lazy days in the park? Nah. Incorrect. It means exams and deadlines. But like the superheroes we are, Push comes to the rescue with the this month’s reminders, news and tips. Just like the suncream soaking into your skin, we've got you covered.
 
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?
GIVE YOURSELF THE X FACTOR

If you’re anything like the rest of us, it’s not a stretch to say you’ve probably sat around at some point thinking – what makes me unique? How do I stand out from the crowd? These existential questions particularly rear their ugly heads when you’re faced with a personal statement for college or uni, or a cover letter for a job.
 
And it’s tough. Everyone’s their own biggest critic, but when it comes to singing your own praises, especially as to why you’re a better choice than anyone else, it can feel like an impossible task... Read More.
WHY STUDY ABROAD?

Studying abroad isn’t for everyone.
 
For one? It ain’t cheap. There are lots of options to help with the cost, but one way or another you’ll have to be saving your pennies in the summer up to your time away. You’ll really regret it if you don’t... Read More.
GAP YEARS: GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF

So, it’s getting to the time of year where everyone’s asking the same, awful question: what are you going to do with your life?
 
Yuck. What a quick way to ruin the annual family barbecue... Read more.
WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?
For year 12s
 
Are you heading down the uni highway?
 
Uni applications have now officially opened for 2019 entry. The virtual floodgates were raised on May 22nd, but don’t worry, it always starts with a trickle. The deadline is still a while away. But the dogs are now off the leash, the horses are out of the gates and the, erm, hamsters are out of the hutch.

Hopefully, your thoughts about what you might want to study have, like chewing gum on the pavement, been getting firmer..... read more.
For year 13s
 
Uni applications

Not got a place yet? If none of your unis offered you a place or you played hard to get and turned down all their advances, then you might still find something through UCAS Extra. The idea is that you can apply to courses that still have spaces even if they weren't one of your first choices..... read more.
WHAT NEXT?
Push titbits of news and advice on heading to uniapprenticeships and the world of work
 
This month, it's all about techniques for revision, so read on if you're worried about how to best prepare for those pesky upcoming exams.
HOW THE SCIENCE BEHIND MEMORY CAN HELP YOU REVISE

​We all know there's a variety of ways to get things to stick in your head: texts books, spider diagrams, post-it notes, mind-palaces, reading out loud, singing your revision and even sleeping with your notes under your pillow (note: we have no proof of the last one...)... Read More.
MONTHLY STUDY TIP

​Did you know that all of your senses can be helpful when you revise for exams?
 
Some studies have found that if you always suck on Polos while revising the ins and outs of Biology, or wear the same perfume when thinking about French sentence structure, it can help encode what you're memorising. This is because all our senses are linked and they all make pathways into the process of remembering... Read More.
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