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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How to avoid the pit of procrastination

As students, the temptation of procrastination is far too real. One minute you look and it’s 10am, the next thing you know, it’s 5pm, its going dark outside and you’ve done nothing. We’ve all been there. But now the weather is getting nicer and spring is on its way, this means two things. Firstly, it’s now ten times more difficult for anyone to sit in the library with sunlight and heat streaming through the window. And secondly, assessments and exams are just round the corner. So here are five procrastination busting tips to help you break the Netflix binge and get a bit of…

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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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Placement Year: Expectation VS Reality

For many university students, securing a placement year is integral for their degree to heighten the chances of future success. It’s the perfect opportunity to let your skills flourish, test your knowledge, gain invaluable experience and really understand what it’s like to live in the real 9-5 working life. Before you go on placement, you experience an array of different emotions, ranging from fear of the unknown, excitement, panic and hope. But what is it actually like doing a placement year?   Early mornings One of the biggest fears for university students is the horrifying idea of waking up before…

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5 Things You Need to Travel the World

Like it or not as a nation we’re all often guilty of having the ‘living for the weekend’ mentality, and the same applies to our holiday mentality too. Every year we all look forward to whatever holiday we have planned and count down the days to our next getaway. But, what if you spent longer than two weeks exploring just one destination? And instead spent three, six, nine or even a year travelling around the world?With so many corners of the globe to explore, many are swapping jumping into the 9 to 5 after college or university, and are choosing…

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