Let’s SCRAP the term ‘Mickey Mouse Degrees’

March 2, 2015

Whether you’re choosing what to study at A level college or thinking about degree choice, it is no secret that some subjects are seen as more worthy than others. For those who choose to go down a less academic route, they run the risk of their choices not being taken seriously. The term ‘Mickey Mouse Degree’ is used to describe subjects that are not seen as ‘traditional’, but is it time to look at higher education from a different perspective?   The following article looks at why the term should be scrapped once and for all, and the benefits of Continue Reading →

Do you know what you’ll be doing AFTER university?

January 29, 2015

There’s nothing wrong with having a long term plan. Even though you’re currently studying at an A level college, you should really have the rest of your life mapped out, right? Not necessarily… The following article from The Telegraph is written from the perspective of Pippa Smithers, who graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in English Language and Creative Writing. Pippa was unsure of what to do next, and if you are too, you may find her words useful! What to do, when you don’t know what to do with life – Pippa Smithers for The Telegraph

Applying for universities in America

January 13, 2015

If you wish to study outside of the UK once you’ve finished your A levels, America is a really exciting option. The following article gives you all the information you’ll need, from the application form process to admissions tests: A level and Sixth Form College Students in London: Applications for American Universities

London University Open Days

January 9, 2015

Open days are a great way to get a feel for your prospective university. They offer the perfect opportunity to have a look around and ask questions about your chosen courses. If you’re thinking about attending university in London, here is a list of upcoming open days. Birbeck Switchboard: 020 7631 6000 www.bbk.ac.uk Wednesday 4 February 2015: 4 – 7.30pm Tuesday 12 May 2015: 4 – 7.30pm Thursday 25 June 2015: 4 – 7.30pm Wednesday 9 September 2015: 4 – 7.30pm Tuesday 24 November 2015: 4 – 7.30pm University of Greenwich Switchboard: 020 8331 8000 http://www2.gre.ac.uk Saturday 21st February: – Continue Reading →

Advice for A level college students: Want to be a great Lawyer? It’ll take more than just your degree!

November 3, 2014

Law is fast becoming one of the most popular subject choices for students choosing their degrees. But what makes a good Lawyer? For anyone wishing to study law after their A levels, there are many things to take into consideration. Are you good at public speaking? Are you able to construct convincing arguments? Gaining good practical experience is not only beneficial, but essential when it comes to becoming the ‘full package’ that prestigious Law firms are looking for.

Medical programme talks at Ashbourne College

October 23, 2014

We’ve been developing the Ashbourne College Medical Programme for 20 years, and believe that it is the job of any A level college, especially those based in London, to make sure that students who wish to pursue a career in medicine are as prepared as possible. Dr Rosie Pepler came in last week and spoke to students who are interested in studying medicine after their A levels. The students really appreciated hearing from someone who had already been through medical school and could offer honest advice. Here is what one of them had to say: “Really helpful to hear someone Continue Reading →

A level college students – Should you follow your head or your heart when choosing your degree?

October 20, 2014

Choosing what to study after sixth form college can be very complicated. Should you opt to study something you are passionate about? Or should you look into options that present more realistic job prospects? Are you fortunate enough to have chosen a subject that ticks both boxes? Regardless of which predicament you find yourself in, this decision will be one of the biggest ones you will ever have to make.