Category Archives: Podcasts

Ep5 One Size Won’t Fit All: Autism and SEN in studying

Sometimes it can seem like teens get pushed through a cookie cutter template. But it’s important to remember they are all individuals. Each young person is unique and will approach things in a different way. We seem to have comfortably adopted a view that ‘normal’ exists – albeit within certain parameters. And this is how […]

Ep4 Motivation: how to get it and how to keep it.

We’ve all been in a situation where we have something that we need to do, but can’t quite bring ourselves to get on with it. Whether it’s cleaning the car, tackling the under-stairs cupboard or sorting out insurance renewals, there are some things that are difficult to get enthusiastic about. And that’s so often the […]

Ep3: Hitting the ground running or easing in gently.

In this Study Sessions podcast episode Nathan is talking to Barnaby Lenon – and Iain Kilpatrick. We look at about how best to approach the year that will have to end in a ‘grade’ for yr 11 and yr 13 pupils. We’re following 6 very different students as they work towards their GCSEs in summer […]

Well-being in students: External pressure and internal coping.

In this episode we’re talking about well-being and mental health. Natasha Devon MBE and Dr Dominique Thompson talk to Nathan McGurl, founder of the Study Buddy.We’re following 6 very different students as they work towards their GCSEs in summer 2021 in this 2nd season. Each week I’ll be catching up with each of them in […]

“Planning to succeed”: Managing studying and revising at home

Nathan McGurl, the Founder of the Study Buddy, talks about how his straightforward approach to managing studying works. He’s going to outline the 5 steps that underpin a successful and meaningful plan. You’ll come away with handy tips as to how you can support your teen with scheduling their school workload.   This podcast series talks […]