Student Life

Essential Steps for Minimising Stress and Risk on a School Trip to Brussels

School trips offer valuable educational experiences for students, allowing them to explore new cultures, languages, and historical landmarks. However, organising a school trip requires careful planning and consideration to ensure the safety and well-being of students and minimise potential stress and risk, even in the EU these days . If you're planning a school trip to Brussels, there are several essential steps you can take to minimise stress and risk and ensure a successful and enriching experience for all participants.

Conduct Thorough Risk Assessments


Val Watson

Val Watson


Exeter is a Top 20 Best Student City 2023 according to student reviews

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/12/2023 - 7:51pm

Exeter has placed #20 in StudentCrowd's Best Student Cities 2023 league table against more than 70 cities in the UK.

The city ranked as one of the best across all review categories: cost of living, eating out, night life, shopping and public transport.

Exeter is home to the University of Exeter. In total, there are over 30,000 students in Exeter - making it a hub for higher education and student life in the region.

One student who rated their experience at Exeter on StudentCrowd said: "The city has a lot to offer. There are many shops, restaurants, pubs and...

Ukrainian refugee who won Exeter scholarship nominated for Student of the Year

A student who fled war-torn Ukraine before embarking on her studies at the University of Exeter Business School has been nominated for the AMBA Student of the Year Award 2024.

Kateryna Halkina was nominated for the award by her tutors on The Exeter MBA, who described her as someone who stands out for “exemplifying exceptional leadership, strong teamwork, goal-orientation and innovative thinking”.

Kateryna came to the UK as a refugee under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, settling in Dawlish near Exeter with a host family.

In Ukraine, Kateryna had been working for...

TikTok and Homework: Balancing Screen Time with Study Time

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 08/25/2023 - 8:20am

Discover the art of balancing TikTok's captivating content with your academic responsibilities. Learn strategies to manage screen time and stay productive with homework.

QE Students Celebrate GCSE Results

QE Announces Summer 2023 GCSE Results

Impressive results at QE

After a summer of waiting, students at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Crediton finally received their GCSE results today surrounded by friends, families and their teachers. It was a morning of nervous anticipation, happy smiles and high emotion for everyone. Following two years of uncertainty and disruption to their learning in Year 8 and 9, QE’s Year 11 class of 2023 celebrated their impressive results.

Paula Smith, Headteacher at QE said “I’m so proud of all our students, staff and parents and carers. Supporting any student through the rigours of GCSEs is...

QE Sixth Form Students Celebrate A-Level Results

QE Announces 2023 A-Level Results

QE Students achieve wonderful set of results

Students and staff at Queen Elizabeth's School, Crediton are celebrating a great set of A Level results today. Across the broad range of subjects that are taught in the Sixth Form:

  • 27% of entries were awarded an A* or A grade
  • 51% of entries were awarded at the A*-B grades
  • 79% of entries gained a C grade or above

Paula Smith, Headteacher at QE, said; “Huge congratulations to all our Sixth Formers who have received their A Level results today. Yet again, despite the difficulties of recent years,...

Empowering student communication skills to unlock their potential

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Thu, 08/10/2023 - 6:40am

Effective communication skills are a vital part of every child’s development and can lay the groundwork for building lifelong skills. Oftentimes, without these skills, students struggle with expressing themselves clearly, which can negatively impact their ability to succeed.

In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of empowering students with effective communication skills in order to unlock their full potential.

Helping Students Unlock their Potential with Empowering Communication Skills

Active Listening

The first step to effective...

New support for South West college pupils aims to widen participation to university

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 07/30/2023 - 9:52pm

South West pupils are taking part in an essential new University of Exeter programme designed to give them specialist support as they prepare to go on to higher education.

The Bridges to Higher Education scheme aims to widen participation and access to university. Teenagers are being given expert advice on student finance, studying for degrees and degree apprenticeships, their post-18 options, and choosing a degree course.

Current University of Exeter students are acting as mentors, giving information on what to expect from university life.

The initiative builds...

Emily celebrates becoming the third generation of her family to graduate from the University of Exeter

When Emily Simons graduated from the University of Exeter she was following what has become a unintended family tradition - following in the footsteps of both her mother and grandfather.

Emily is the third generation of her family to graduate from the university. Her late grandfather Christopher Webb secured a degree in maths, physics and chemistry in 1960 while her mother Heather Simons graduated with a mathematics degree in 1992.

Mrs Simons said: “As soon as Emily came to Exeter she felt at home, it definitely wasn’t due to me that she chose it. We came to look around...

What You Need to Consider When Sending Your Teen Off to Uni

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 06/08/2023 - 8:24am

Your teenager going to Uni is a big adventure for them, and if they have been looking for independence for a while now, it will probably be a welcome break for you, too. If you go to Uni yourself, you will know that it is not as simple as packing a bag and going (despite what they may think), and as a parent, of course, you want them to get off to the best start possible.

They will, of course, have a major say in what does and doesn't happen. However, they won't have thought of everything; and there are some simple practical and logistical issues that you will need to get on top...

Think Skill Assessment (TSA) Preparation – Challenges and Type of Questions to Face

Authored by
Posted: Mon, 04/17/2023 - 8:29pm

Skill assessment tests have become an integral part of the hiring process, educational institutions, and certification programs. It allows employers or educators to evaluate a candidate's skills, knowledge, and capabilities related to the job or field they are interested in. However, preparing for a skill assessment test can be a daunting task for many individuals. In this blog, we will discuss the challenges and the type of questions that one may face while preparing for a skill assessment test.

Challenges of Skill Assessment Preparation:

TSA and Natural Science Preparation can...

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