Work experience – where do i start?

Dr Banuka Maheswaran tells us her story... Growing up in Hounslow as a 16 year old student at the Heathland School, thinking about medicine as a career, I had no idea where to start. I had no family members in medicine, I was the first in my family to go to university and so the … Continue reading Work experience – where do i start?

What is sexual health?

A fascinating guide to quick understanding and discussion Sexual health is much, much more than awkward conversations about sex. Even hearing the words ‘Sexual health’ may make your body feel uncomfortable and your throat close up. Embarrassing memories of having “talks” with your parents about private parts might jump into your mind. Even the thought … Continue reading What is sexual health?

Is university your only chance of success?

The rise of apprenticeships It seems as if schools frequently teach kids that university is the only way to become successful in life. Every step in a child’s education is seen as a step towards a university education or test whether they ‘have what it takes’ to study at this level. While going to university … Continue reading Is university your only chance of success?