Category Archives: Careers

‘Side-hustle’ ideas for students

‘Side-hustle’ ideas for students

A ‘side-hustle’ is work carried out to make money in addition to your main income (if you have a job) – money ‘on the side’ so to speak. Certainly, no side hustle is a ‘get-rich-quick’ idea, but if done properly it can offer a small steady income. An extra hundred pounds or more is always […]

3 easy ways to improve your CV

3 easy ways to improve your CV

In such a competitive job market, you need to stand out from the crowd. Sadly, having a degree is no longer enough. Luckily University is the best place to get involved and enhance your CV. Here are the 3 easiest (and best ways) to do it. 1. Join Societies One of the easiest ways to […]

Changing your career path

Changing your career path

People go to university with a career path in mind, and some people have no idea what they want to do, they just know what they enjoy. Both of these options are perfectly acceptable but I will be addressing the first group of people. What happens when you decide what you want to do with […]

How to ace that coursework.

How to ace that coursework.

Ever had that one piece of coursework that you want to ace? Perhaps its the difference between a 2:1 and a first in your module? Studying English, it seems like my whole degree is coursework; I have handed one piece in and another is suddenly due. With deadline and exam season upon us, I am […]

First impressions at an interview

First impressions at an interview

When going to a job interview, it is very important to think how you present yourself. There are a few guaranteed ways you can appear as a confident, well presented person. It won’t instantaneously get you the job but looking and behaving a certain way can increase your chances of succeeding. Appearances can be deceptive […]

Beginning your career journey

Beginning your career journey

Experience has become a valuable commodity on the jobs market. However, sometimes paid work just doesn’t cut it. It does not give you relevant experience for the job you want after you graduate. This is where volunteering and internships come in. It has been said that the younger generation will have a change of careers […]

I’ve got an interview…now what?

I've got an interview...now what?

If you are anything like me, the word interview can evoke the same levels of fear one experiences when asked the icebreaker question of “can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?” I will confess that I have, on occasion, secretly hoped I would be rejected from a job, just so I didn’t have […]

The Advice I W​is​h I’d Been Given After Graduation

The Advice I W​is​h I'd Been Given After Graduation

For students everywhere, the pressure of what they’re going to do after graduating is an ever-present fear. Here’s what I’ve learned: What happens after you graduate? “Thank you for taking the time to complete your application, unfortunately, there were other applicants with more relevant experience, and so we regret to inform you that you were […]