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Hospital charges £500 for work experience

Deborah Streatfield of MyBigCareer has criticised the selling of hospital work experience placements for £500. She says it is “completely unfair” that pupils interested in studying medicine were being asked to pay for work experience to help their university applications. Read the full article on the BBC website.

Daily Mail features My Big Career

Deborah’s call to ‘level the playing field’ has been picked up by the Daily Mail in this article. You can read the full article here on PressReader.

Success at Bolingbroke Academy

Seven Careers Advisers spent a lovely day at Bolingbroke Academy, providing advice to all their Year 9 students. Read all about it from the Bolingbroke newsletter:

Hull York Medical School researcher advises Hackney students

HYMS Postgraduate student and researcher Anna Radford gave a presentation in London at a Hackney secondary school to year 11 students interested in pursuing a medical career. In her 45 minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session, Anna talked about the pluses and minuses of a career in medicine and how it can…

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Mentoring into medicine

Congratulations to Suprateeka Talukder, a student at Mossbourne Community Academy, who achieved an offer to study Medicine at the University of East Anglia following mentoring and a mock interview arranged by My Big Career.

Insight into Medicine Day , 30th Nov 2015

My Big Career is organising an ‘Insight into Medicine’ day at the Royal College of Surgeons. The day is scheduled to be Monday 30th November 2015. Look out for further information nearer the time. If you want to know more, drop us a line.

Deborah Streatfield of My Big Career interviewed on Radio 4 Today programme

MyBigCareer on BBC R4 Today programme

Deborah Streatfield from MyBigCareer was interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 news programme ‘Today’ on 21st January 2015, discussing what can be done to improve the quality of career advice given in schools. She is joined by lawyer and businesswoman Margaret Mountford. Listen to the interview. Alternatively, click the button to watch the interview while…

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Social Mobility Programme

Amanda Fone, founder and managing partner, and Kate Gilpin of F1 recruitment delivered a presentation to Sixth Formers at Cardinal Pole Catholic School in March. This was part of a joint Social Mobility programme that hopes to help Sixth Formers gain insight into Marketing as a career. The students were overwhelmingly enthusiastic and F1 agreed…

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Volunteers Embraced the MyBigCareer Mission

MyBigCareer volunteers worked hard at Stoke Newington School for a week in June and this work has truly embraced the MyBigCareer mission to help young people achieve their full potential through face-to-face guidance. MBC organised one-to-one interviews for 168 Year 12s to encourage them to think about their academic and professional aspirations and to offer…

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Students Meet Matt Hancock

Matthew Hancock, upon an invite by Meg Hillier, visited Hackney Community College and there met with three Cardinal Pole students. The students, Keitra Damte, Andrew Bello and Gilbert Radulescu, were honoured by the chance to meet him and spoke about the importance of face-to-face careers guidance and the help they’ve received from MyBigCareer. Andrew said…

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