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Founder Deborah Streatfield Ready to Take On Next Project

Since the launch of MyBigCareer seven years ago, our founder Deborah Streatfield has dedicated herself to changing the lives of young people for the better by working tirelessly to achieve her vision of improving social mobility throughout the UK. Without her MyBigCareer would not have been created. Having worked so closely with our committed loyal volunteers over the years and having seen MyBigCareer become so well-established, Deborah now feels the time is right for her to hand over her day-to-day responsibilities to the Charity’s Senior…

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Adjustment and Clearing service – feedback

We received this very positive feedback on our Adjustment and Clearing service which is there to help 6th form students make the right decisions on results day: “I wanted to take the opportunity to send over a big thank-you to you and your team for the fantastic work you did with our students who wanted…

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Should you get a part-time job?

A short video from FT Schools offering advice on the pros and cons of taking a part-time job while still at school.

Personal Statement Session feedback

We received this lovely feedback we’d like to share, from a student who attended a Personal Statement Session. “I was just writing you this email to give some feedback on today’s personal statement session. Personally I believe it was marvellous, the representative was extremely nice – she was honest and really helpful when it came…

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Civil Service

We were delighted to receive a letter from Diana Hollywood, from the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. MyBigCareer has been working with Diana to support her project to improve diversity and inclusion in the Civil Service. Diana wrote, “I identified a need for holding a Civil Service & Public Sector Careers Fair for BAME and…

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Deborah Streatfield from MyBigCareer with students from Bolingbroke Academy

GCSE choices advice for year 9 pupils

Leaving school and deciding what career you want to pursue and what degree to study can be a daunting time for young people. With more choice than ever before, it can easily become an overwhelming decision. To help them make the best choices for themselves as individuals, nearly all year 9 pupils at Bolingbroke Academy…

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Britain lagging far behind Europe for apprenticeships

A report published in 2015 by Warwick Uni and GE capital found that only 9% of British firms offer apprenticeships compared to 40% in Germany and 50% in France. That’s bad news for the government’s plan to rebalance the economy and provide the skills that companies say they need. But all is not lost, in…

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Access day with The Royal College of Psychiatry

On Wednesday 27th March we had a wonderful day hosted by The Royal College of Psychiatry. Students in Year 12, from 13 schools were inspired by speakers, to help their journey into medicine and Allied Medicine fields. Schools attending: Clapton Girls The Thomas Alleyne Academy The Petchey Academy Bridge Academy Our Ladys Convent High School…

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MyBigCareer launch at Ashfield Boys High School, Belfast

MyBigCareer launches in Belfast

After planning for some time we launched in East Belfast with the support of DUP Gavin Robinson. Our wonderful coordinator Mark Devenney has already recruited volunteers to support our work and we launched in Ashfield Boys School. Many thanks to the school and everyone involved. Social mobility and inspiration for the young people of Belfast…

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BBC News interview on GCSE exam grades with Deborah Streatfield

Deborah Streatfield, CEO of MyBigCareer, was interviewed on BBC News regarding the new GCSE grading system. She believes that the new system has been rushed through by the universities leading to confusion as to what the grades relate to in terms of the old marking scheme.

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