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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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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Manchester United – The lost identity

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The last thing I like seeing in Football is managers losing their jobs. In the Premier League we have very much adopted a hire and fire culture and it is hard to watch many a talented manager slip through the nets of clubs due to a board with a trigger finger. In the case of Manchester United however I feel that Louis Van Gaal’s time is up.The team are a shadow of their former selves and seemingly it looks as if the team and manager have run out of ideas. After spending over £300 million and having a squad that…

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7 steps to joining the freelance revolution

A quiet revolution is underway in halls of residence, house shares and flatshares across Britain; a revolution that is leveraging digital technologies to put healthy sums of money in the pockets of students in towns and cities from Edinburgh to East London, and from Belfast to Brighton.According to research from Elance 21% of UK graduates with first class honours say they have already chosen to work as a freelancer, while 29% of all graduates suggested freelancing will form part of their career strategy during the next five years.Beyond university, data from the government’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) indicates there are…

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Where to Look For a Graduate Job

With the majority of students in the grips of their dissertation in the run up to the finish line, you can sometimes forget the reason you actually went in the first place. To get a job of course. But whilst, you may be dreaming of freedom once you’re final uni assignments have been handed over, it’s soon time to begin the job hunt. In fact, sooner than you think.After slaving away for 3 years, the fear of whether all that hard work has paid off can be a worrying one, but did you know that often your degree subject or…

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