Been canoeing on a school trip and didn't hate it? Got a pretty strong stomach and some sea legs on you? Studied Arts, Languages, Humanities? You might not have thought it, but the Royal Navy could be for you.
Push are always up for introducing you to new ideas and opportunities, and a Navy grad job is as good as any. Apply to become a Royal Navy Officer and you'll get not only a whopping starter salary of £25,000, but private dental care and the chance to travel the world.
And that's just the start.
A career with the Navy can develop you into a highly skilled manager, and will support you through further MA study if that's something you're interested in. You don't have to worry about your undergraduate degree being unsuitable either, because the scope of backgrounds they hire grads from is as wide as the horizon you'll be chasing.
There are 19 different grad roles to choose from, and these fall under:
...and these range from Aircrew Officer Pilot to Logistics Officer Submariner to Royal Marines Officer to Naval Nurse.
Go have a look at their job descriptions – there are more options than you can shake a submarine at.
If you're looking for a career that pays well, offers extensive training from the get-go, will support your academic and career development at every turn and offers you lifelong friendships, you could do a lot worse than this.
Have a look at their website and don't hesitate to get in touch with them if you have any questions – if you're physically fit, pride yourself on your leadership skills, have 5 GCSEs at A-C, 180 UCAS points and a relevant degree (or equivalent) this might be right up your street.
And hey, the best of us aren't the Olympians we'd like to be. If this sounds pretty great but you're not sure you could hack the physical side, they have some great training plans to get you fighting fit.
International travel, free postgraduate tuition and a six-pack. Who could say no to that?
Everyone hates revision right? But when exams loom, and beyond them lies a career, revising is key. Let’s face it, reading through pages and pages of scribbled notes are going to get you nowhere. And don’t even get us started on the highlighters.
Make your revision fun, and when we say fun we really mean easier. That way you spend less time convincing yourself to do it and it’s all over a little bit quicker.
Some of the usual advice is worth following. Structure your notes, plan regular breaks and give yourself some time off. There’s no point running out of steam on day one. And as tempting as the night before sounds, start revising with as much time to spare as you can.
When it comes to good revision it all depends on how you go about doing it. Your sister may have been able to read a page once and remember it forever but forget about her, what works for you? Are you a seer, a hearer or a doer? This may sounds like long-haired hippy nonsense but it isn’t.
No idea which you are? Try them all. Nothing like a little useful procrastination to keep you sane.
Revising may be boring, but how you revise is only one part of getting a good grade. What you eat is vital to how your brain works. Snacking on crisps and sweets may sound like the best idea but really isn’t, sorry. Junk food has been found to block the passage of messages between the nerve endings in your brain, so all those hours studying could be for nothing if Doritos are all you're munching on. Instead try a handful of nuts or berries, both contain Omega3 and will keep you active and focused.
Like you've been told a million times before, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Sugary cereals and toast will give you a short buzz but then you’ll be hungry again. Porridge is great because it releases its energy slowly and the milk you use with it provides protein which will aid your concentration levels.
Lastly, drink lots. Keeps you focused and awake, making lots of trips to the toilet is 100 times better than sitting there staring blankly at the screen and learning nothing whilst dying of thirst.
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