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Let every student have a space year prior to university|Letters

An obvious answer to the problem of predicted grades (Editorial, 17 August) has been raised before but does not seem to be seriously considered. That is: students go to university the year after their A-levels. This means they know their grades and have time to think about their possible course and preferred college. Depending on…

‘Orphanage offering’ out, no-fly journeys in: how to space year in...

Whatever you want to do with your gap year, a little planning goes a long way. As Stefan Wathan, CEO of the Year Out Group, emphasises: “You could ‘suck it and see’ if you want to be flexible and spontaneous,” he says. “But you run the risk of leaving it too late to really get…

‘Youths grow a lot’: why universities see a space year as...

When Deniz Ronayne, 22, missed out on his grades for the University of Birmingham, he didn’t know what to do. “I was just floundering,” he says. “So I ended up getting a job in a restaurant.” Ronayne, who now studies history and politics at Queen’s University Belfast, says working for a year meant he saved…

Is it much better to conserve a space year till you...

Taking a gap year after your A-levels has gone out of fashion. It could be down to bad PR, now that voluntourism schemes are widely considered self-serving. And then of course there’s the cost, which many students are avoiding in favour of microgapping for a month or two. “A lot of my friends take the…

Interrailing: a guide to costs, passes and preparation

The Interrail pass was introduced in 1972 to provide an opportunity for passengers up to 21 years of age to discover more of Europe; it covered 21 countries, including now long-gone Yugoslavia and East and West Germany. In the 47 years since it has become a traveller’s “rite of passage”, particularly among students. The element…

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