Suits for graduation

As a student you might be tarnished with the brush of being lazy, scruffy and generally unkempt; however on your graduation day, you’ll want to show off your impeccable style as a parting shot to your tutors and fellow students. Dressing to impress won’t have been a huge issue throughout university, but now that Uni is over, it’s time to smarten up – your graduation is the first step on the ladder to your future career. To a suit buying novice, it can be tough to know what you’re looking for in terms of fashionable styles and personalising your look…

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So, You’re Thinking of Doing a Work Placement…

The dilemma: you can’t get work without experience, and you can’t experience without working. It’s becoming more and more evident that what employees want are candidates that have experience, that “get up and go”. Although having a degree of 2:1 or above is still sought after by many employers, there is an increasing drive for work-ready graduates. There isn’t a better way to get “work-ready” than through working in the industry you hope to get into, and I can say from experience that doing a year-long placement in industry (internship) has completely changed me. I have come back after my…

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Think before you click…

So many of us post personal things online, from pictures of your last night out, to statuses that don’t paint you in the best light – especially if we’ve been a victim of “frape” (when your Facebook status is written by a friend, describing anything from the outcome of your recent trip to the clinic, or an alleged pregnancy – scans included of course). When considering what, and what not to post online you need to ask yourself “would I want my employer or future employer to see this?” If the answer is no, don’t post it. Recruitment agencies and…

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Top 6 Student Sayings

During my degree I have had the pleasure of living in Leeds as a student. Leeds is arguably one of, if not, the best student cities with a massive student population of over 60,000 – the entire population of Leeds in 750,000 people, we make up 8% of Leeds. With such a proportionally high number of students, chances are that you will be more than likely to overhear some ‘questionable’ conversations. I’ve taken the liberty of putting together a list of my ‘Top 6 Student Sayings’… 1)  “I’m never drinking again”  The classic. You will have undoubtedly heard this, or…

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Student Loans – How to spend them wisely

Moving out of the family home and fending for yourself when first starting university is daunting.  Living for the first year in halls of residence, however, usually means your utility bills are included in the rent and the lease term is geared specifically to university term times. Second year students, however, are faced with living in private rented accommodation, with the added responsibility for gas, water and electricity bills as well as a longer lease term which your maintenance grant/loan may not cover. Here are 4 ways to save money whilst at university: 1.  Shop for bargains – watch notice…

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