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As the editor of JETmag, it’s my job to keep it real about what you can expect from leaving school. (If you didn’t know this is my second year out of the nest!).

Mind your manners

Never under estimate the importance of good manners when it comes to gaining employment.
Given that the general idea of this page is about my experiences and thoughts as a student, I received a briefing for this first piece to discuss the transition from High School to University.
I’ve been trying to write this blog entry for months. I have three fully written drafts saved that I have never been able to finish, or post – mainly because I don’t want to step on people’s toes, face judgement or generally draw any attention to myself in terms of this topic.
Teenage behaviour can be hard to understand. For years, neuroscientists (and parents) have struggled to figure out why teens exhibit inconsistent and sometimes challenging behaviours.
So many options, so little time...
I recently read Susan Cain's newly released book Quiet Power - The Secret Strengths of Introverts (a guide for kids and teens), and, as well as it being an excellent book (see more below) it got me thinking about the best careers for introverts...
One of my first tastes of homophobia was when I was a largely closeted fifteen-year-old sitting in class attempting to do my work
In this day and age, gender and sexuality is quite a large and chaotic topic, whether it be someone trying to find themselves or half a country wanting to criminalize it.
The end of school is a relief for many – all those exams finished, no more school uniform, and finally having freedom! But for some, the responsibilities of adult life – whether at uni or in a full-time job – can be crushing.
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