Getting the Perfect Work Experience – Our Top Tips

Work experience is something that is extremely important for students – it adds to your CV and shows potential employers you are capable of working while also helping you build and improve your skills. So, how do you get work experience? The answer is simple – be proactive. If you don’t ask, you don’t get! Hopefully this walk through will help you out. You can use it as a checklist if you like. Where you want to work: If you have an idea of what you’d like to do as a career then it’s important you get experience in that…

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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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What to Take to University

Second and third year students will probably laugh out loud when they see the amount of stuff Freshers are bringing. They can be smug because they know you’ll never use the half of it! There are those of you who need to know that you’re totally prepared and others who will just ‘wing it’.  I have to say that, for once, the unprepared are probably the wisest. When you arrive at your digs (which will be shared with at least 3 other people), and find that you only have one cupboard each to store your stuff and one cutlery drawer…

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How do Students afford Christmas?

If this is your first Christmas as a student away from home, then it will seem as if everything’s happening at once. Not only is the deadline looming for your projects, but there are end of term exams to get through as well as endless invitations to Christmas parties.  Add to that the worry of affording the journey home and presents for family, it really can be a difficult time. Here are a few tips to get you through: Read our top student study tips blog to get you through your Christmas exams by managing your time effectively and following…

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