Careers Courses 

What are the downsides to your chosen career?

When considering a career it is important to understand what the job entails. The career you imagine may not be all you expect it to be. An article by the Guardian ‘Loved the teaching, hated the paperwork‘ highlights this point well. Your motivation for pursuing a career may have downsides which if you had been aware of may have caused you to evaluate the career focus. In pursuing a career you will first of all require the right qualifications. Studying is a major investment in time and financially. There is…

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Study 

Part-time or full-time study?

Where are you with your education and what are your circumstances? These will be the main points that will steer your decision on studying on a full-time or part-time basis. Other steers will be on the availability of certain courses at part-time level, and whether the level is a professional course as many of these are taught on a part-time basis (usually in the evening). Due to visa restrictions, international students are unable to study on a part-time basis. Undergraduate study In England, Wales and Northern Ireland the majority of…

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Study 

Is university like a 9am to 5pm job? Study hours explained.

University study hours explained The average working week in the UK is 35 hours a week.  The amount of time an employee works is contracted and they are usually physically present per day in a working space such as an office, shop, factory etc.It is not as easy to calculate the working week for a student studying at university as being at university is not like being at school or work where you are present in an office or classroom for a dedicated number of hours a day. I will…

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Study 

UK university rankings – how useful are they?

Rankings vary on what they choose to assess and there are differences in what each ranking sees as being important and how the data is collected. Rankings will look at: Student satisfaction Teaching quality Employment ratio of graduates Student/staff ratios How much is spent on facilities How much is spent of research And more. The most prominent rankings are: The Complete University Guide   The Guardian University Guide The Times and the Sunday Times rankings The Guardian does not include a measure of research, rather focusing on student experience, including graduate…

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About FurtureBot

Hello and a warm welcome to FutureBot.co.uk. Whether you are looking for a fresh start or working towards next steps in your career then you have come to the right place. Our interactive site offers information pieces to help you with important study and/or career decisions. We believe future career success is built on the right education background which makes choosing and investing in the right study option is so important. Due to the important connection this site brings study and careers advice together in one place. At FutureBot we believe…

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