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Find a new place to belong
Find a new place to belong
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Higher education is not for everyone, but it could be your route through transition. Access to HE qualifications have already been the stepping stone to new careers for many members of the Forces family. Find out how the Access to Higher Education Diploma changed the lives of Mark, Tommy and Susan …
Disabled? Open up to free study
Disabled? Open up to free study
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The Open University (OU) recently launched the Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund, offering 50 disabled Veterans, injured in, or due to, military service, access to free OU education. In addition to free study, applicants will be offered further specialist careers and disability support. If this is something that could benefit you, read on …
Ready for your next road trip?
Ready for your next road trip?
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‘I love to travel,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘They say you can be addicted to it. If so, that’s me and it’s why I loved flying so much in the RAF. Visiting so many amazing places with a great crew was so rewarding. And travel is very much like starting a business …’
Strong foundations
Strong foundations
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Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans. Most who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not all. Stoll supports the most vulnerable Service leavers – like Martin – by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives.
Military Veterans recognised for their business achievements
Military Veterans recognised for their business achievements
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Sponsored by Quest, the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards is a new awards programme that identifies business role models for Service leavers, to support them during resettlement and promote the value of military-gained skills in the wider UK workforce. Here we check out this year’s inaugural shortlisted candidates.
Your other boss
Your other boss
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‘Lots of people will tell you how great it is not to have a boss. This is utter rubbish,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘You’ll always have a boss until you’re financially independent – meaning you can sit at home and get paid to do nothing. If that’s you, well done. Respect. You did it right. If not, read on …
On hand to help and ready to listen
On hand to help and ready to listen
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Established to be the first point of contact for support, Veterans’ Gateway is a new service that can connect Veterans, their families and their carers to organisations that can help them with a range of issues, including those related to housing, finance, mental health and employment
A change for the better
A change for the better
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Most people who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not everyone does. Stoll – the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans – helps the most vulnerable Service leavers by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives.
Get ahead … get AHED
Get ahead … get AHED
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The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is designed for adults and is taken by people of all ages and backgrounds – it’s a nationally recognised qualification for people who left school with few qualifications and now want to go to higher education, with many looking to transition to a new career
Get on course to a smoother transition
Get on course to a smoother transition
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Your time in the Forces is likely to have been an all-consuming career experience. Despite that, you may yet have many years ahead of you in the workplace, which means it’s important to make the most of the resettlement options open to you. This five-step guide will help you to plan …

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The College of Osteopaths | Health Care and Nursing
Have you ever thought about working in healthcare? Have you ever considered osteopathy? Our Osteopathy degree/integrated Masters - accredited by the General Osteopathic Council - is the only course of its kind in the UK. It's ideal if you need something that's flexible to accommodate your career/family commitments. Two virtually identical programmes delivered in Stoke-on-Trent and in London, with the option to transfer between the two. Delivered in partnership with the College of Osteopaths, this course is the UK's only 100 per cent part-time pathway into osteopathy.
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University of Cumbria |
Launched ten years ago as the University of Cumbria, we are founded on the experience and tradition of well over 150 years of higher education. We are proud to be a registered learning provider with the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme, run by the Ministry of Defence to provide financial support to Armed Forces personnel (both serving and service leavers) to study a course at university.
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