Category Archives: Careers and alternative careers

Freeganism – Definition and Overview of the Movement

I’ve been considering strategies for saving money recently, in an attempt to retire early, and got a bit carried away researching/ reading about freeganism – fascinating subculture/ network/ however your want to characterise it… Freeganism – A Basic Definition ‘Freegans … Continue reading

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What Percentage of Your Life Will You Spend at Work?

I was extremely disappointed with the results returned when I typed the question above into Google – so I thought I’d do the calculations myself. NB – I’ve limited my definition of work to mean ‘paid employment’!  If you work … Continue reading

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Careers Guidance for Alternative Jobs

So you’ve just finished your A  levels and you don’t fancy doing or a degree or getting a job, what other options are there? As tutors we generally package post-18 options into two camps: degree versus apprenticeships/ training towards a … Continue reading

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Is it worth doing a degree?

Is it worth spending £30, 000 or more and three years of your life doing a degree? If we limit our analysis to purely financial considerations and if we focus on ‘median earnings’ – then yes, on average, it is definitely still worth doing … Continue reading

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A Level and Degree Level Sociology – A Comparison

What’s the difference between studying sociology at ‘A’ Level and studying sociology at ‘degree’ level? In terms of content – Sociology is a lot more diverse at degree level than at ‘A’ Level – Sociologists research very diverse topics and … Continue reading

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Careers Advice for Teenagers (Part 1)

So you’re 17 going on 18 and it seems like the end of A levels are ages away, but for some reason your damn tutors keep haranguing you about about preparing for your future career NOW. When it comes to … Continue reading

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Vanilla Vloggers – Insubstantial Selves?

Lifestyle vlogging seems like a very nice way to avoid earning a living – and a handful of popular vanilla vloggers (such as Zoella) are managing just that – simply by uploading videos of themselves consuming various items and having … Continue reading

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