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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.

Rise in poorer students dropping out of university

In light to this BBC article MyBigCareer is pleased to mention we are working with UPP Foundation to support students going into University in an effort to change these stats. Rising numbers of students from more disadvantaged homes are dropping out of universities in England before completing their studies, figures show. The proportion of youngsters…

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GCSE pass levels causing confusion over university entry

There are warnings of confusion over university admissions from changes to GCSE exams in England which will create two different pass grades. A number of universities have minimum entry grades at GCSE level – such as a C grade pass at maths and English. But GCSEs are switching to numerical grades, from 9 to 1,…

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Meg Hillier MP calls for better career advice for young people

Meg Hillier, MP Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch, spoke out in support of better career advice for 14-19 year olds in a House of Commons debate in February 2015. She referred to the work of My Big Career in providing results day advice to students from trained emploment professionals, and she also…

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Deborah Streatfield with St Pauls fundraisers

Norwegian school raises funds for MyBigCareer

In the summer of 2015 a group of teachers from St Paul’s School in Bergen, Norway, visited London to gain an insight into British education. Deborah Streatfield was asked to run a workshop for the teachers on careers education in the UK and during the session she spoke about the work of MyBigCareer. Johann Falkenberg…

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MyBigCareer on BBC Radio London

Vanessa Feltz interviews MyBigCareer Volunteer Sue Muswell flew the MyBigCareer flag live on air on Friday morning, just 20 minutes after we received a call from BBC Radio London asking us to appear on their breakfast show. The topic of discussion was the behaviour of teenagers in employment, after an advertisement for Saturday staff posted…

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Social mobility committee: young people ‘overlooked and left behind’ by lack of careers guidance

A report published on Friday by the House of Lords social mobility committee states that the majority of the UK’s young people are being let down by an over-emphasis on academic qualifications and a lack of provision for those who wish to follow vocational routes. Most young people in the UK do not go to…

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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.

Telegraph newspaper features My Big Career

My Big Career featured in The Telegraph

My Big Career was featured in The Telegraph, October 21, 2013

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