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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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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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Face-to-face help for over 700 students

It’s been a busy year for MyBigCareer with our volunteer careers advisors helping 737 students by delivering over 200 face-to-face guidance sessions, at 15 different schools across Hackney, Tower Hamlets and West London and 75 volunteers have given up 663 hours of their time between them. We have organised a number of presentations on higher…

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1st Birthday

We are delighted to say that MyBigCareer has reached its first birthday. We will be holding a 1 year anniversary event. The Lord Lucas of Crudwell and Dingwall, the Rt Hon. the Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, the Baroness Benjamin OBE, Rt Hon Vince Cable, Graham Allen and Meg Hillier will be among the attendees.

Results Day 2014

Congratulations to all students who got their results on the 14th August! It’s been a successful year for many schools in the Hackney and Tower Hamlets area. The Urswick School boasted a 100% pass rate, as did BSix Sixth Form College in 13 subjects. A-level students at Clapton Girls’ Academy achieved the highest number of…

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Welcome to Our New Recruits!

Sarah Newbery Head of Careers and Work Experience at St Marys, Cambridge, Sarah Newbery has generously offered to give up one day a month for the charity. In addition to this Sarah has helped recruit new volunteer careers advisors including Isobel Tyndale-Brown from Woodbridge School Suffolk. We are very grateful for her help. Susan Croft,…

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RCS Mentors

An enormous thanks to the members of the Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, who have graciously offered to donate their time to the charity. So far they have provided e-mentors to 20 students across 5 schools in Hackney and Tower Hamlets and Dr Anna Radford travelled from Yorkshire to give a presentation to…

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