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The golden rules of gap years

As Year 12 students look forward to 2022, some may be considering a gap year. But, writes Dr Judith Locke, it shouldn't be without some agreed guidelines in place.

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How to make the most of uni open days

The university Open Day season has arrived, tailored again to the pandemic. Careers expert Helen Green gives practical tips and advice for you and your teenager to make the most of Open Days 2021. Plus links to more info.

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Best of the Web: A must-read inspirational story for students feeling down about their ATAR, and more…

A personal story from a Melbourne doctor on why a disappointing ATAR can be an opportunity, new research on schools providing lunch, and a plea to stop shaming parents over screen time.

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Best of the Web: A gap year around Australia changed our family, and more…

What happens when a family takes time out and hits the road, in praise of teenagers, and a STEM story time video for early learners.

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How to choose the course that’s right

After a Year 12 no one expected, students are weighing up course options. Careers expert Helen Green gives advice on how make the right choice. for the right reasons.

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You’ve Got This: Tips for pursuing creative careers

We speak to author Bec Brown about her new book to help young people pursue careers in the creative industries. She gives parents and carers some tips and ideas to encourage their creative kids, in this Q&A with Natalie Moutafis.

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So you want to be a doctor? This is what it takes, part two

Dr Ranjana Srivastava literally wrote the book for students thinking about a career in medicine, and our interview with her when it was released is among our most popular. In these extraordinary times for the medical profession, we returned for a Q&A update.

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Should I take a gap year? Things to consider

Careers expert Helen Green discusses the things your teenager needs to consider in deciding whether to take a year away from study.

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Tips for teenagers on how to get their first job

Finding that first part-time job can be a challenging experience for a teenager. Careers expert and regular contributor Helen Green offers advice for teenagers on breaking into the workforce.

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