Education News Round Up by Andrew Berwick

In this blog The Access Project Director Andrew Berwick rounds up some interesting stories from the world of education and the charity sector.

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The Joys of Public Speaking by Jake Farrell

Today was election day at my school. Not a day of study focussing on the impending General Election thankfully but a day devoted to electing the Head Boy and Head Girl team for the first ever Year 12 cohort to progress through the school.

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Picking a University that works for you by Jake Farrell

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This weekend I was lucky enough to visit York, the city where I lived for three years as I studied English and related Literature. I graduated in the summer of 2012 and going back was a strange feeling; it felt like both a huge and tiny amount of...

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Volunteer with The Access Project in the West Midlands by Sophia Ireland

The New Year offers plenty of new opportunities to volunteer with The Access Project and change young peoples lives in the West Midlands -  Sophia Ireland tells you how.

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Sixth formers hold sponsored school 'sleep-over' in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital

From a midnight pizza feast, to a pop trivia quiz in the early hours, the staff and students who took part in Ormiston Forge Academy's fundraising school sleepover may not have had much actual sleep, but they did prove the strength of the school's...

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Lessons we've Learned from Christmas Films by Rachel Bruce

The festive season is upon us! To celebrate everyone is taking great pleasure in curling up on the sofa and revisiting all of their favourite Christmas films. Rachel would like to share (with the input of a few Access Project colleagues) the wisdom she's gained from them.

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Fostering Independent Learning by Naureen Abubacker

Hola! How can we help tutored students become productive, independent learners? Naureen Abubacker has some strategies taken from her own experience learning Spanish to ensure that TAP's amazing young people can keep learning even when a teacher or tutor isn't there to check on them.

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Capital Gains

Recently Georgina Kearney-Bambridge, part of The Access Project team in the West Midlands, took her first trip to London with students at an Access Project partner school. Here's her post on the difference trips like these can make to those who don't live in the capital.

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Communication Gurus of the Future

Last week students from The Access Project showed incredible motivation by spending their half term on work experience with Edelman Public Relations. They have kindly agreed to share their experiences with us in a special guest blog.

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Newly Discovered Motivation by Michael Khachatour

As we go about our day, involuntarily subscribed to the messaging of brands, who present slogans and values to us in the most imaginative of ways, one could be forgiven for buying into such advertising imagery and not actually questioning whether such organisations really ‘do what they say on the tin’. So far I think that The Access Project does exactly that.

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