7 Things To Do In Your Summer Holiday

You might be caught up in exams and drowning in deadlines, but thinking about your summer holiday is a fantastic distraction from referencing and revision!   If you’re quick, your chances of grabbing a dream internship, or finding early bird offers are often higher than when you do it last minute. Unless of course, we’re talking last minute getaways. Don’t let this be just another summer where you fall back into your old job at your parents’ local supermarket. Be a little adventurous and do something different! If you haven’t got a clue what to do with your three months…

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StudentWire’s Ultimate Office Party

Well, what an exciting couple of weeks it’s been! We moved into a brand new, bigger office which meant one thing…we had to host the ultimate office-warming party! From beer pong on the board room table to archery in the office, we made sure ‘FUN’ was key to our party and judging by the sore heads in morning, we definitely achieved this.  Now, hosting a party isn’t the easiest of tasks and we wanted to make sure we had everything covered and this included the decorations. Hurn & Hurn, the unique homeware store, sent us some beautiful LED lights:   …

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The Trials Of Getting Work Experience

The job market is fierce. You don’t need to be told that. I am sure you’re reminded of it by a well-meaning relative who doesn’t understand why you went to university, every time you go home. Along with a good degree, employers are wanting more from students than ever before; extracurricular activities, volunteering, sports and of course, the dreaded work experience. The expectations that students might have completed a placement or two over the summer is slightly unlikely. But that students will undergo hours of tea making and printing in order to put multiple placements on their CV. With the…

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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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Finding your Enthusiasm At University

If it’s your second or third year, getting yourself motivated and ready to resume classes can feel like a mammoth task. The initial excitement associated with starting your first year is slightly dulled, and the feeling of unparalleled possibilities is overshadowed by the tedium of having to start labeling your yogurts again and staggering your way through a particularly slow textbook on literary theory. I’m with you – it’s not easy, but perseverance is crucial!Reconnect with your interests. After a year of lectures, grades and constructive criticism, it’s easy to feel that a cloud of academia is obscuring your ability…

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