Placement Year: Expectation VS Reality

For many university students, securing a placement year is integral for their degree to heighten the chances of future success. It’s the perfect opportunity to let your skills flourish, test your knowledge, gain invaluable experience and really understand what it’s like to live in the real 9-5 working life. Before you go on placement, you experience an array of different emotions, ranging from fear of the unknown, excitement, panic and hope. But what is it actually like doing a placement year?   Early mornings One of the biggest fears for university students is the horrifying idea of waking up before…

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The Secret To Having More Energy

Combating tiredness is the ultimate goal for most uni students and working adults. There’s multiple ways to get over fatigue, and that doesn’t mean living off black coffee and sugary snacks. Natural energy tablets These aren’t the dodgy ‘study drugs’ that keep you awake for hours in order to finish that 3000 word essay in the next 12 hours, these are natural tablets which help provide an energy boost using natural ingredients. Try something like Red Kooga which provide energy from ginseng and guarana and won’t make you jittery or keep you awake for the next three days. More sleep…

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The most extravagant student accommodation in the UK

Students are often seen as scrimping by on tins of soup, living life on the cheap to save up for those boozy nights out which fuel the motivation to get through exams and coursework.But not all students have to make the choice of whether to buy food for the week, or pay £40 for ‘mandatory’ recommended books for their course. Throughout the UK there are many flats and apartments which are more suitable for those who prefer (and can afford) the finer things in life. The Nido Collection, West Hampstead These swanky studios and apartments in West Hampstead have the whole package:…

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How to find the perfect work-life balance

 As a student, often it can be difficult juggling everything you want to make time for. Making time for lectures and seminars, uni work, time with your friends, going out, a part-time job, exercise, and any other hobby or extra-curricular activity as well as ‘me time’ can challenging. Finding a balance in your daily routine can help you feel motivated, less stressed and happier.Plan ‘me time’ into your scheduleWhen you’ve got hundreds of things to do, thinking of yourself is usually the last thing on the list. But it’s important to make some time for yourself; do something you love,…

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Why you should be using LinkedIn

You’ve probably already been told countless times from your lecturers, parents or employers. Get yourself on LinkedIn! It doesn’t take much time to make a profile and maintain it, and you can gain multiple benefits from using it. Showcasing its popularity with over 414 million members, there are many reasons that you should take advantage of this free and prevailing platform.  Enhance your employabilityWith over 3 million active job listings on LinkedIn, your chance of getting a job is much higher. Not only can you search for job opportunities, but employers can search for you. If you have the right…

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