Student work opportunity – CEO for a Day

So it’s official. More young people are now going to university in the UK than ever before, according to new figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority. There are obviously several positives to this; however it also means that competition for good employment opportunities is becoming more intense. Additionally, the world of work is changing at such a rapid pace that even those of us already in it frequently struggle to imagine how roles, companies and industries might change in five, let alone ten, years’ time. Digital disruption is impacting every industry and corner of the workplace, often with unforeseen…

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Climate Games mark exciting conclusion to economics summer school

Often find yourself involved in climate debates or discussions? This could be for you.Students attending a summer school in the heart of Vienna can get a global perspective on climate change, with a simulated exercise that captures all the pace, excitement and impact of the subject.The Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) summer school gives participants a unique opportunity to take part in the exercise as part of the programme.In the historic setting of Vienna’s old town, the AEMS students are placed in groups to represent countries from around the globe, each vying for the best deal for their nation,…

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Making the most of Summer break

Breaking up from University can be both relieving and emotional. After hard exams and tedious amounts of coursework, summer break starts to sound more and more appealing. However it all comes down to how you choose to spend your holiday. Three months away from your University and your friends can seem a very long time, and a lot of you may wish to find summer jobs. But for students who don’t, the question of ‘what should I do today?’ seems to crop up frequently. The worse thing is being bored, and returning to your University having accomplished nothing and feeling…

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Make the most of your gap year

A gap year away can be a daunting prospect for anyone. Whether choosing to spend time wandering the open road, volunteering in the far corners of the globe, or completing placements for a year to gain insight into the world of work, the thought can be scary. It’s fine to not know what you want to do after leaving college- a lot of people don’t. Or maybe you’ve just graduated and need some time to explore the world and all it has to offer before stepping straight into a rigid 9-5 job. It could be that you need to gain…

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