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6 August 2020

BY SOPHIA WATERFIELD ON 8/5/20 An explosion ripped through the Port of Beirut in Lebanon on Tuesday, leaving over 100 dead and thousands injured and homeless. The exact cause of the explosion is still being investigated. International aid, emergency workers and medical personnel are heading to the capital from countries such as France, Jordan, Egypt, the Czech […]

3 August 2020

Volunteering is a highly beneficial and rewarding way to employ your time. Not only can you contribute to important causes that could inevitably bring about substantial change, but you can also grow as an individual, attain valuable work experience and develop vital skills that can further your career. However, for many of us, our hectic schedules, personal responsibilities and glorious chores […]

28 July 2020

ARE THEY DOING UNPAID INTERNSHIPS, BAR WORK OR NOTHING AT ALL? YOU’VE JOINED THE ‘PUGs’ (that’s Parents of Unemployed Graduates) By Tanya de Grunwald, founder of careers blog Graduate Fog, author of How to Get a Graduate Job Now, and personal one-to-one graduate career coach If you’re the parent of a child who has just […]

28 July 2020

Published: July 6, 2020 Posted in: Benefits and welfare, traineeships, Wages EMPLOYERS GET PAID, BUT YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T? THIS SMELLS FISHY TO US The government has just announced a £111m investment in traineeships aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds keen to take their first step into the job market. Businesses in England will receive a £1,000 […]

24 July 2020

Emily shares her experience with volunteering and its benefits for mental health. – Emily Maybanks Volunteering can have a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing in so many ways. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. With Volunteers’ Week 2020 running from Monday 1st […]

24 July 2020

Kate shares her experience of venturing out of her comfort zone through student radio and her tips for fostering a sense of belonging at university.   – Kate Bradford A sense of belonging is deemed as necessary a requirement as food and shelter for human survival. Without it, you can feel that your daily life lacks […]

24 July 2020

Astrid talks about her journey to finding great friends at university. – Astrid Often students move halfway across the country to attend university, without knowing anyone else and having to fend for themselves for the first time. My biggest fear about joining uni was not making friends and I shared this fear with most other […]

21 July 2020

Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Women for Women International – UK Executive Director, gives her top tips for people who want to work in the charity sector, particularly for women’s charities.

21 July 2020

Joseph Perrins from the department for Business, Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) got involved with a CS Local Schools Outreach Pilot Scheme in late October 2018. This scheme is the first of its kind working with an Alternative Behaviour Provision (ABP) school. ABPs are a type of school outside mainstream education that caters for […]

19 June 2020

From Northern Power Women, Power Platform is your career development hub making it easy to share skills and knowledge and make meaningful connections. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it may feel like things in your working life are a bit stagnant at the moment. We’ve seen numerous industry events postponed or cancelled and […]

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