Think Tank launches student essay prize

The Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize is one of the Institute of Economic Affairs' most popular essay competitions of the year and it is now inviting A-level and IB students to demonstrate their interest and knowledge of economics to be in with the chance to win a range of prizes.   The winner of the essay

Choosing the right subjects for your future

Two in five students at university say they would have made the right subjects choice had they had better access to higher quality information and advice in school. As a result, one in five students couldn’t study a degree subject that interested them because they didn’t have the right subjects

Report: What first year university students have been spending their money on

Freshers have had a tough first year at university, but despite the chaos of COVID-19 the spending power of students has remained resilient, according to the first part of the 2021 Student Lifestyle Report, published today by UCAS Media.  ‘Brand and Spend’ is the first chapter of the UCAS Media’s Student Lifestyle Report which, in its

College lecturer making great strides for charities

College lecturer Dave Fitzgerald is making great strides in raising much-needed funds for two local charities. Dave, a lecturer in early years health and care at St Helens College is taking part in his own 365 Day Challenge. Dave said: “I have raised money for a few years now having ran my

Young people missing out on flourishing tech job opportunities

Misconceptions and a lack of awareness are preventing many young people from pursuing technology careers, according to new research.   Despite rising levels of youth unemployment, the report by global emerging talent and reskill training provider, mthree, found that more than three-quarters (78%) of financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals and life sciences businesses continued hiring for entry