How to make yourself more employable

Last summer, there were 14 million graduates in the UK1 competing for similar jobs. As such, there is an increasing importance for young people to make themselves stand out during the job application process. Students are realising that qualifications are no longer enough to secure them a position, especially when up against other young people with similar GCSE, A level grades, apprenticeships or degrees. As a result of this, employers are moving towards a values-based approach when recruiting, particularly in the care sector where there is a nationwide shortage. In fact, it is expected that a million more carers are…

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Sports accessories for the new semester

If you’ve scoped out the nearest gyms in the city you’ve just moved to, or have simply decided to get fit doing home exercises, you’ll be needing some new sports accessories to help you through those workout routines. Here we’ve reviewed 3 of the most beneficial additions to helping you keep fit at uni. Mizuno Wave Phantom 2 trainers  These specially designed netball trainers are light weight, bright, and provide all the support needed for such a high intensity sport. Netball is one of the biggest university sports and the UK’s number one female participation sport. Yet an extraordinary 70% of…

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jewellerybox – jewellery on a student budget

Birthdays. Christmas. Anniversaries. Some of the most dreaded words a student can hear, apart from “assignment due tomorrow” and “overdraft limit reached”.  Students dread these times of the year simply because it means having to fork out for (often) expensive presents for parents, partners, and friends. For many, it means buying a gift and then going without a food shop for the next week. Rest assured, jewellerybox is here with a solution.  jewellerybox is an online jewellery retailer based in South London, and are here to show everyone that real jewellery can be bought for costume jewellery prices. They have…

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They’re not psycho killers, nor are they burning down the house

But they came to Hyde Park Book Club and brought their organised chaos. They didn’t fall short on giving us a taste of their neo-punk rock attitude. They may not be Talking, but they are definitely screaming. I guess less really is better?   False Heads are a London-based three-piece British rock band who have shared stages with and supported Frank Turner, the Libertines, even Queens of the Stone Age. They’ve had plays on Radio X, BBC 6 Music, Kerrang! and even all the way back in America on Sirius XM, where some of their tracks have been played by…

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Why you should shop vintage for your new semester wardrobe

It’s an unwritten rule that university is where you should be experimental with your fashion choices. Honestly, it is the only time in your life when you can pair Glasto glitter with oversized patterned shirts, and quite literally get praised for it. Everybody wants to leave an impression in those three years, and fashion is an instant way to add colour to your seminars, double up on the denim for the library, and even fuel those summer blues by interpreting some festival wear to the club. Experimenting in daring fashion is, however, harder than it sounds. This is not necessarily…

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