Sasha Quigg's blog

Ashton - How did I get here?

Eighteen. Clueless. And lost. That was the start of my journey into higher education.

My name is Ashton. I’m originally from Australia. I moved to England when I was eight. Why did I trade hot for the cold? Simple. Eight-year-olds aren’t included in life-changing decisions! Of course, I quickly fell in love with England. It’s where I’ve now spent two-thirds of my life.

Becky - How did I get here?

My name is Becky and I work for FutureMe, I’m based at Newcastle University. I studied History and Politics at Newcastle University and graduated a few years ago (in 2016). My course was the best part of my university experience as I was able to tailor it to the topics/areas that I loved the most! My course was a joint honours which was a great option for me as I liked more than one subject and wanted a lot of flexibility.

Fast Trackers 2019 - Launch Event

On Friday 15th March Level 3 students from across the North East attended the Fast Trackers 2019 launch event at Newcastle College Rail Academy.

Fast Trackers is an exciting programme that will introduce students to engineering with Network Rail and Mott MacDonald. The programme uses the exercise of developing a high-speed railway, as a vehicle to give insight into engineering careers and to provide the necessary careers information, advice and guidance. Students participate in a higher education visit day, an employer and station visit day, and the regional final.

Results Day 2018

After years of hard work, exams, and assessments, results day is approaching. In the lead up to the day you might feel a mix of emotions, which is completely natural, but taking some small steps in advance of and on the day can take the stress out of results day.

Exam Top Tips!

1. Look after yourself

Exam period can be a busy and stressful time, so it’s important to look after yourself to enable you to perform at your best. Make sure you are eating well and drinking plenty of water to aid concentration and fuel yourself. You might be tempted to skip breakfast before an exam if you’re nervous, but try having some cereal or wholemeal toast with a piece of fruit.

2. Sleep well 

Missed the UCAS Deadline?

If you didn't manage to submit an application by the 15th January, don't worry! There are still ways to secure a place for September. UCAS will still process applications they receive after this date, until 30th June, however there are no guarantees universities will give equal consideration to your application, it will depend on how many other applications the course has recieved. 

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