Handling the personal statement

Who would have thought 4,000 characters could be so daunting? The personal statement is dreaded from students and teachers alike, but it’s easier than you think to get your head around personal statements and lead students to success. Personal statement: two words that are guaranteed to release groans, sighs, and worry from your students. Essential for those looking to apply for university or college, the personal statement is actually a valuable […]

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Scotland to offer free sanitary products to all students

The Scottish government has announced a new scheme to provide free sanitary products to all students.  The move will help to combat period poverty- when girls and women struggle to pay for basic sanitary products on a monthly basis. A survey by Young Scot found that around one in four respondents were affected by this each month. The new £5.2 […]

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Back to school at the University of West Scotland

Teachers spend all day moulding young minds, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to brush up on their own skills. There are so many courses out there to pick from – and studying and teaching at the same time can be a challenge. We speak to David Paterson, a Biology and Science high school teacher, who also teaches Health […]

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