Make the most of your student status whilst you can!

As you near the end of your university degree course, you edge closer to the time when you can forget full time education and hopefully enter the world of employment. The real world is both an exciting yet potentially unnerving prospect, as you wave goodbye to relaxed timetables and casual living arrangements. Gone is the bliss of having a student status. What is even more scary is that your Student Card will expire and all those Student ‘perks’ you once had will be gone forever and become nothing but a distant memory, with only a huge strain on your bank…

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Everyone’s talking about Adobe Creative Cloud – what is it exactly?

When people say ‘the cloud is the future’ what are they talking about? Simplified – the ‘cloud’ is essentially the internet, and the term is fitting – it’s large, out there somewhere, and blurred at the edges. Cloud computing is basically about putting more of your stuff out there ‘in the cloud’ so you can access it anytime, anywhere without taking up vital storage space on your own PC. Many people, Adobe included, see Creative Cloud as Creative Suite 6 with benefits. CS6 can be a quickly shifting landscape, especially if you factor in the new Creative Cloud offering -…

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Why you should NOT get a part time job at University

I’m 18 years old and I’ve had five jobs since I turned 15. I was once called a ‘jobaholic’ by a friend, and I’d have to agree. I come from a very working class family who put a lot of pressure on me to make my own money from a young age, so it felt natural to stumble into the world of work as soon as possible. I enjoyed working, and most of all, I enjoyed money! But then I started university. I was working as a waitress part-time for a big, well known company. I think I must have…

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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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