Balancing Full-Time Study and a Part-Time Job

Many students will know the stress that comes with studying full-time and having to commit to a part-time job. The unavoidable costs of living at university mean many of us have to tolerate working long hours and endless late nights to get by. However, it’s not impossible to balance these two rivals. Here are 5 ways how balancing these two elements can make your life a little easier. Create a study timetable This can be a good strategy to balance your time. Planning which days you can study and giving yourself specific hours committed to uni work can minimize your stress levels when deadline days loom….

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Things for students to do in summer holidays

It is that time of year again where the library is crowded, and everyone around you is tearing their hair out because of deadlines and revision. However, On the bright side summer is approaching! Most of the students are hoping to enjoy uni free zone and relax in the sun. However, let’s face it, it is only a matter of time before you will get bored of doing nothing. So you might as well do something productive and active. Here are some ideas for you to think about:Find a jobIt is hard to find a job but not impossible. This…

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What is every office missing?

So when starting your first placement or work experience you’re absolutely committed to making a great first impression and bagging the perfect job. Walking in wearing your smartest clothes possible (for a student!) you are desperately trying to embrace your inner professional business women/man. Looking around you see all of the typical business essentials: desks, printers, computers, meeting rooms, a beer fridge. Wait what? A BEER FRIDGE. Is this real? This place is amazing. Who said that working in an office 9-5 was long and boring? No no no, what better way to hook a student than with free beer?…

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How to balance a job whilst at University

We all receive a student loan, however for many of us it barely covers our rent and food basics – let alone new clothes, endless takeaways and going out every week. Over half of students in full time education have a part time job alongside their studies to help them financially , but it’s important to make sure university work comes first. Here’s help on how to make sure you keep your degree your first priority. Be smart from the startAccording to the National Association of Student Employment Service, the popular limit for a part-time job is 15 hours per week….

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Getting a summer job

So, exams are over and you suddenly find yourself with a load of free time. After discovering there is only so much TOWIE you can catch up with (or Jeremy Kyle if you’re anything like me), and there is only so much sleeping you can do before it hits you – you’re broke. Once the novelty factor of all this extra time hits you, you realise that not only are you broke but you can’t even afford to have fun. If only it was possible to do nothing for 3 months whilst still receiving money at the end of the…

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