Marine Geography

The World Ocean, which covers 71% of the planet, and its coastlines provide fascinating topics for study for those with an interest in the geography of the sea. Marine Geography is the study of the social and economic relationships between people and the physical environment of the sea; it is geography with a difference, says Dr Chris Wooldridge of Cardiff University

Speech and language therapy

We are essentially specialists in communication, says Oonagh Reilly, Director of the Speech and Language Therapy course at the University of Central England

Football

Does your life revolve around 11 players and a football? Mike Readman of Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College knows at least two ways of furthering football fever

Science

Nigel Paine explains why Science Year has a vital part to play in inspiring the technologists of tomorrow to maintain the UK's impressive record of scientific invention and creativity

Police

Police officers serve their local community by working to protect people and property against crime, detecting offenders and taking a lead in dealing with emergencies. Joining the police force can offer you a lifelong occupation that is challenging and full of variety

Nursing

Anne Eaton, education adviser at the Royal College of Nursing, examines the two halves of pre-registration nurse training

Computing and communications

The demand for talented graduates in these fields is outstripping supply, says Bob Jinks of Coventry University

Retail industry V

A career in retailing may not be the first thing people think about ­ but they should. There are few industries as exciting and varied as this one. It is not all about selling and shelf-filling, it is about people, theatre, IT, buying, presentation, distribution, property, advertising and marketing to name just a few

Health Studies/Sciences

Paul Lowe of Middlesex University reviews a new and expanding family of related areas of study drawing from many scientific disciplines and backgrounds

Industrial Design

When he was younger, Marc Newson loved moulding plasticine and watching carpenters at work. He's never lost his passion for every aspect of design. By Jessica Moore

Fashion

There's more to fashion than design. Here's the 'School Leaver' guide to a future in fashion

Construction III

What did you do at work today? Ask that question of a building engineer, says Bob Jones, and you should be prepared for an answer that could extend across the whole spectrum of the construction industry

Public relations

Public Relations (PR) is about managing reputation: what you do, what you say and what others say about you. Gerald Chan, of the Institute of Public Relations, gives an overview of the profession

Computer Games Technology

Here's something to dream about after the screen says 'game over'. Hannah Hamilton describes Abertay's unique computer games technology BSc and looks at what careers may lie ahead

Make-Up for Film, TV, Theatre and Fashion

Make-up artistry is one of the professions open to school leavers about which not a great deal is known. When applied effectively, make-up becomes one of the key factors in conveying a sense of drama, whether in a film, theatre, photograph or music video. We take a look at courses offered by one academy in south west London
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