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Study abroad

More UK students are choosing to spend time studying abroad However, the implications of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) and people studying in Europe are fully known. For example, it has affected the fees UK students have to pay at universities in the…

Studying abroad

What you pay will depend on the university and courses you apply for There is some general information on Study Overseas. There are several schemes and organisations to help: Alan Turing scheme to replace Erasmus - to enable students to study part of their degree in another…

Support for children and their families affected by disability

Affected by a disability and need extra support? There are national and local organisations, often charities, which provide advice, information and support to people whose lives are affected by a disability or medical condition. Information is important, but talking to people who share your experience,…

Taking drugs and other substances? Need advice?

Islington's Drug and Alcohol Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can help you or someone you care about. Call them on 0808 800 0019. Islington's Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS) offers free, confidential advice and support for anyone up…

Think you may be pregnant? Need advice?

You can take a free pregnancy test ... ... and talk about your choices if the test is positive, at Brook Islington at Pulse T: 020 7527 1300. Lift and Pulse also offer pregnancy testing, advice on your options and advice on all sexual health issues. You can…

Thinking about a job, an apprenticeship or a gap year?

A job Look for jobs with training and the opportunity to gain relevant qualifications – important if you want to move on. Don’t take the first job you are offered if it has no prospects. Not going to Uni and The Big Choice have advice…

Travel and transport

There are many different ways to travel using lots of different forms of transport If you want to go and explore more than your own area, you need to know how to travel around safely, on time and using the best method available. This section…

Understanding vacancies

Working out what a job advertisement is asking for is not always easy Try to identify the main skills and experience needed and match these with what you have done and are good at. If you can match yourself to a job you are more likely…

University and Higher Education

Institutions of higher education (IHE) include universities and colleges of higher education Many further education colleges also offer higher education (HE) course that are accredited by an IHE Higher education (HE) is education for people aged 18 or over, who have successfully completed a level…

Vacancies and job search skills

Land that job! It may take time to find – and land – the job for you, whether you are 16, 18 or older, looking for a job can be a job in itself. It is important to keep trying, keep motivated, stay focused, organised, determined and confident. Finding, getting and…

Voluntary or unpaid work

There are lots of options for volunteers ... ... including work with: older people, children, administration and using ICT, sport, disability groups, the environment, arts and music. People do voluntary work for all kinds of reasons: to get some experience for a course or job…

Warning: poor careers information can seriously damage your future!

Check careers information you use is up-to-date and from a reliable source Look at a range of information – as well as looking at careers information in school or college look at careers and company websites.  Questions to ask about careers What qualifications and skills do…

What to study at uni and where to go?

The University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) ... ... has a course search with links to most institutions of higher education and applications to most are made online from the UCAS website, including music conservatoires. Look at course and university details carefully - courses with…

What's available in Islington?

Islington has a range of facilities and services for young people, including 12 excellent adventure playgrounds, two youth hubs, and loads of clubs and groups. We can also help when things get tough and you need a bit of extra support, or need someone to…

Where are the jobs of the future?

Technology, scientific advances and the way we live are changing jobs and the way we work Many new jobs exist now that were not thought of five years ago. Where are the jobs of the future? The National Careers Service website has careers information in its…

Working for yourself or self employment

To work successfully for yourself ... ... you need the right personal qualities, business skills and a business idea that has a good chance of succeeding, so research your ideas and plan your business carefully.  These organisations offer help and advice: Shell Live Wire - free…

Working hours for young workers 16-18

The hours young people can work are covered by UK law The law covers:All young workers (except those who are genuinely self-employed) - a young worker is someone who is old enough to leave school but is under 18 years oldPart-time, casual, temporary and agency…

Working Time Regulations (WTR) on the maximum hours of work

Working Time Regulations are rules for both adults and young workers (aged 16 to 18) on the most hours you can work There are separate rules that cover young people in part-time work whilst at school and under the official school leaving age. Young workers aged 16…

Your Youth Councillors

Islington Youth Councillors 2020-22 are: Catherine Browne 'I believe if we all work together we can stop knife crime' Manifesto: I am campaigning to stop knife crime in Islington. I want young people to be safe where ever they are and not worry about knife crime.…

Youth Council

Islington welcomes new Young Mayor, Deputy Young Mayor and members for London Youth assembly Rosie Kurnaz has been elected Islington’s new Young Mayor - with Melissa Williamson as Deputy Young Mayor, and Salman Ayadi and Kacper Strek as Islington’s two new London Youth Assembly members. The four…