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We tell you what your teachers don’t

Practical tips, hacks & insights from the UK’s most successful students

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Doing GCSEs, A-Levels, IB, BTEC, National 5s, Highers or a university degree? We’ve got you covered.

How to be different?

Congratulations on your Duke of Edinburgh award and the 500,000 others who did it too. I don’t mean to burst your bubble but a girl called Beau named 230,000 Chinese babies and made almost £50,000 doing it. Oh yeah... she’s 16 years old. But feel free to carry on...

Bad grades. Game over or blessing in disguise?

  Where’s the fun in getting things right the first time? OK – sorry, if you didn't achieve the grades you wanted this year, you’re probably in no mood for light-hearted rhetorical questions. I certainly wasn’t after AS levels results day. However, I want to give...

How to be different?

Congratulations on your Duke of Edinburgh award and the 500,000 others who did it too. I don’t mean to burst your bubble but a girl called Beau named 230,000 Chinese babies and made almost £50,000 doing it. Oh yeah... she’s 16 years old. But feel free to carry on...

Bad grades. Game over or blessing in disguise?

  Where’s the fun in getting things right the first time? OK – sorry, if you didn't achieve the grades you wanted this year, you’re probably in no mood for light-hearted rhetorical questions. I certainly wasn’t after AS levels results day. However, I want to give...

Social

Learn how to build a charismatic personality that persuades interviewers and wins friends.

Creative

We’ve tracked down the most innovative and successful students in the world. See what they have to say…

How to be different?

Congratulations on your Duke of Edinburgh award and the 500,000 others who did it too. I don’t mean to burst your bubble but a girl called Beau named 230,000 Chinese babies and made almost £50,000 doing it. Oh yeah... she’s 16 years old. But feel free to carry on...

Writing a personal statement (UCAS)

University is without a doubt one of the most exciting times of a young person’s life. Three years of partying, studying and total independence are ones that you will remember forever, there’s nothing quite like it. To experience the wonder that is student life, every...