Matt Eastlake is managing director at World Challenge, the leading global provider of student-led expeditions. Matt began his career in the Royal Navy before going on to work in various leadership roles in the travel industry. Since becoming managing director of World Challenge in 2011, over 30,000 students from 25 countries have taken part in their very own challenge. Recent research by World Challenge explores the great things these Challengers can, and have, gone on to do: www.world-challenge.co.uk/stepahead.
When it comes to the stress of studying, extra-curricular activities are often the first thing that students drop, according to recent research. In the race for As and A*s, it would appear that young people are increasingly missing out on gaining crucial life experience that will set them up for the future following completion of compulsory education.