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How to succeed at an assessment centre

How to succeed at an assessment centre

Grad scheme applications are gruelling, and they are made up of oh so many parts! If you’re lucky enough to have made it through to the assessment centre, first of all well done – that’s a pretty big achievement. Secondly, I know how you’re feeling. Overwhelmed, nervous and confused – especially if it’s your first…

Common fears about part time work

Common fears about part time work

When it comes to part time work whilst at university, students often have very common fears about it. For majority of students, it’ll be the first time they will have a job and without having parents around to ask everything to it can be worrying. I want to aim to answer some of those questions…

The perks of working retail

The perks of working retail

Everyone has a dream job in mind, but it always takes hard work to reach it, and sometimes you might have to work in jobs such as retail assistant or waiter to provide you with an income before you can enter your dream job. This can seem like a waste of time, but this should…

There’s no pressure to make a post-grad decision!

There's no pressure to make a post-grad decision!

Third year is the point where it feels like everyone is making a decision about their future, except maybe you? This is very common, feeling left behind with friends applying for numerous graduate schemes or feeling left out when they’re all planning their masters together. Even those who are planning on moving home closer to…

Get a job or don’t, but work hard

Get a job or don't, but work hard

Worrying about money is one of the most common fears felt by university students. However, this fear can sometimes detract from the overall university experience which is why it is a good idea to look at things in perspective. Jobs can add to the stress of university so sometimes it is a good idea to…

Three ways to make your CV stand out

Three ways to make your CV stand out

Whether you’re applying to grad schemes or looking for a part time job at uni, your CV needs to be on point. I’m no expert, but here are three things that I think you should consider doing to make your CV stand out so that you bag the job. 1. Keep it short and simple…

3 Reasons to get a job at Uni

3 Reasons to get a job at Uni

Many people who go to university already have a part-time job while they’re studying, but there are also an equal amount of people who don’t. For those students who do not have a job at uni, this article will hopefully persuade you to get one. Employability The main reason to get a job at uni…

The graduate skills gap – and how to beat it

The graduate skills gap - and how to beat it

Some students assume that when they finish university, the degree will be enough to land them a nice £30,000 a year job straight away. However, whilst this is possible, employers are looking for more than just a degree. Experience is a necessity, as is a number of different skills. The very basics of starting a…

Second year: my two top tips

Second year: my two top tips

I’ve just moved into a house with four other girls and am about to start my third, and final, year at University. I’m petrified to say the least. However, I’m excited to see what lies in store for my last year of education. Moving into my last ever student house *cry* got me thinking about…