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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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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Student Summer – What to do?

If you are a university student, you’re probably on your summer holidays right now. Whilst 3 months of summer sounds like absolute bliss, weeks worth of Netflix can get boring after a while. If you don’t have a summer job, why not use this summer to build your CV and learn some new skills. Who know’s.. it could be fun?1. Relax Definitely relax. Take some time to catch up with family and friends. Be selfish, have lazy days. You’ve earned it! 2. Learn a new hobbyLearn a new instrument or pick up something that you used to love. I have started…

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Festival volunteering- the Oxfam experience

With winter well and truly upon us, festival season could not feel further away, but nothing cures the January blues better than making summer plans, and for me, summer = festivals. Credit: Oxfam Despite their wonderful traits- of which there are many, going to big name festivals is becoming increasingly expensive. Although events such as T in the Park, Bestival and Reading & Leeds offer great value for money in terms of the amount of acts performing, a treasured ticket to one of summer’s highlights comes at a hefty price tag. With most of the main contenders…

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You could help save lives at uni… Here’s how

You may have already heard about the blood charity and bone marrow register Anthony Nolan, but what you probably didn’t know is that they have groups of students called Marrow at over 40 universities in the UK that help carry out their lifesaving work. I joined their Leeds Marrow branch last year and it’s probably the most rewarding thing I’ve done during my time at university. If you haven’t heard of the charity before, their aim is to recruit people – between the ages of 16 and 30 – to the stem cell/bone marrow register, giving people with blood cancers…

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