Posts Tagged:Social mobility

MBC hosts Access to Medicine day with Royal College of Surgeons

On Monday 14th November 2016, MyBigCareer will be holding its second Access to Medicine day in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons, who are generously providing the venue, lunch and specialist equipment. The event will see volunteers ranging from top surgeons to medical students give up their time to inspire and inform Year 12 students from under-privileged…

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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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Results day service: calling all undergraduates!

Since 2014, MyBigCareer has been providing A Level results day support to Hackney schools, facilitated by the Hackney Learning Trust. In previous years, many students had simply been handed their results and left to navigate UCAS and Clearing with no support from teachers or parents. In schools where only a minority of students were applying…

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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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MyBigCareer advises Chesterfield students

MyBigCareer’s relationship with Parkside Community School, Chesterfield, began in 2014 when the charity’s founder Deborah Streatfield spoke at a forum at the school. This led to Headteacher Mrs. Kam Grewal-Joy inviting MyBigCareer back to run one-to-one interviews and mentoring with the students. We were delighted to be invited back again in March 2016 to carry…

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