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Student Survival Guide

It's that time of year again, September is well underway and we're settling into a new academic term and getting to grips with all the adapting and planning that comes with returning to education. Way out West looks at a few ways to make the...

GCSE RESULTS

GCSE results day is held up as a significant milestone in anyone’s educational journey, and one that many students and parents associate with nerves and trepidation. Throughout this understandably stressful period, there are certain things students are encouraged to do to stay calm. Various sources...

Financial Services

Explore a New Career Path Today Financial Services is a huge career area. Once seen as a specialised discipline – associated primarily with mathematical geniuses – it is now more accessible, with advances in computing meaning that it is less about natural numerical skill and more...

Go Further with Higher Education at SWC

At this time of year, thousands of local students are reaching a crossroads in their lives. Exam results have arrived and pivotal decisions are being taken that will shape future lives and careers. Many will choose degree study, but for others, the attraction of a University equivalent course at...

A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY

There are lots of things we’ve come to expect from A Level results day. Social media being dominated by memes and GIFs of stress and people freaking out; students huddling in the school foyer, finding a quiet place to be by themselves, or covering their...

The Moon Landing

In the current climate, it's not often we believe a politicians promise. So imagine the reaction in 1962, when John F. Kennedy declared the USA would put a man on the surface of the moon before the end of the decade. He made this declaration...

Foundation Degree in Financial Services

Financial Services is a huge career area. Once seen as a specialised discipline – associated primarily with mathematical geniuses – it is now more accessible, with advances in computing meaning that it is less about natural numerical skill and more about aptitude and training. Notoriously...

Undergraduate Study at SWC

There are more options than ever when it comes to undergraduate study. Further Education Colleges have emerged as more and more of a legitimate alternative to University in recent years, primarily as people are beginning to see that degrees and apprenticeships are no longer two completely...