Why you SHOULD get a part time job at University

Since the day I finished high school I have had a part time job. I couldn’t wait to gain some more independence, dive into the world of working, and most of all, I wouldn’t have to keep pestering my foster parents for my weekly pocket money allowance. My foster parents have a strong work ethic, so always encouraged me to get a job as soon as I could. After a successful interview at Primark, I was put on a 16 hour weekend and evening contract, working weekends as a retail operative / sales advisor. Having been encouraged by family to…

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Advice for staying safe on nights out

Going on a night out is meant to be a fun experience, to blow off some steam with your friends and to let the night take you wherever it may however on a night out things can go wrong very quickly, especially if you’re a girl. A little while ago I had my own experience of this and it really hit home how easy it is to get into harms way. On a night out I stepped out of a club for a moment or two because it was too warm inside. I had mentioned to my friends where I…

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Responsibly rewarding study time with great TV

If you haven’t got Netflix then now is the time to get it. If you are an avid TV watcher like me and you love to de-stress from revision, then I recommend Breaking Bad. I won’t ruin it for you too much, but it’s utterly great, plus there are 5 seasons that you can really sink your teeth into. I could get a little obsessive and spend the entire day in my pyjamas watching it; however, I have turned it into a treat. A long day at the library means that I can watch one episode before I go to…

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Mistakes People Make when Applying for Jobs

With the job market at its most competitive, when you’re applying for that placement or grad job you need to make sure that your application is the one that grabs the employer’s attention and avoids the dreaded rejection pile. I know it’s a lot easier said than done, but there are mistakes which are surprisingly very common and should be avoided at all costs – here is your guide to these, so by the next time you apply for a job you know exactly what not to do. The first one can’t be reiterated enough. Spelling and grammar; unless you’re…

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Student home ownership

With more bad news in the press about the state of the economy it’s somewhat surprising to see, in a recent survey conducted by www.accommodationforstudents.com, that 78% of students believe that home ownership is important. This coincides with the fact that only 2% believed it to be unimportant; the other 20% simply hadn’t considered it. So, this has got to be good news, right? Of course! Having dreams and aspirations are largely responsible for young people making the choice to go to university in the first place. Simon Thompson, Managing Director of Accommodation for Students who compiled this research says…

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