Using social media when job hunting

Social media is a powerful tool and one that is increasingly important when looking for a job. In a few seconds, recruiters or employers can be finding out all kinds of things about you just from a quick web search and a scroll through your social media profiles. So, if you’re going to be job…

Postgraduate study: is it right for me?

When you start coming to the end of your three (or more) years it is natural to start to think about what to do next. I have already written a blog about graduate schemes as a next step, but another route is to continue at university. Although another year (or more) of study might be the…

How to avoid procrastinating

It is so easy to get side-tracked at university. There is always something going on and it is easy to put your seminar prep and essays last on your list of priorities. But procrastination leads to all-nighters and bad marks and all kinds of things it is better to avoid. So, what can we do…

Top tips for graduate scheme applications

Graduate schemes are a great way to start your career, you can keep learning while being paid! But unfortunately, competition for places is very high and the application process can be long and difficult. But here are some of my top tips for making it through! 1. Follow your interests It can be tempting to…

What it’s like living in a studio flat

Deciding to live alone is a big step and there are lots of things to consider. What will it be like? Will you get lonely? Will you ever meet new people? Here are some of my experiences and things to consider about living in a studio flat. No mess…kind of It’s great not having to…

Build your experience by volunteering

No matter what you’re studying, one of the things you’ll hear over and over is how important work experience is. Regardless of how well you do on your course, nothing stands out on your CV like good old fashioned hands-on experience.  One way you can achieve this is by volunteering with a charity instead of…

Starting a society – Part 3 – How to run a society effectively

Now your society is completely up and running and you’ve attracted some members, you’ve got to consider the day-to-day operation and management of your society and delivering activities and events that your members want to go to. If you’re not quite at this stage yet, don’t worry, take a look at Part 1 and Part…

Starting a society – Part 2 – Promotion

So, you have been approved and now have your very own society! What do you do now? You need to plan your societies fayre table, attract some members and plan some events! If you’ve stumbled across this post and don’t know whats going on, check out part 1 for what to do if you’re thinking…

Starting a society – Part 1 – Becoming a society

So, you’ve had a look at the list of sports and societies and decided there is something missing. If you can’t find something and you think it’s something other people might be interested in too, you can start your own society! Although it can be challenging in some ways, it is a great experience, can…

Alternative nights out for non-drinkers

Some aspects of uni life can be difficult for non-drinkers. Especially if people are endlessly either asking why you don’t drink or trying to convince you to start! Among the difficulties can be going out. It turns out paying £3 for (soft) drinks in a noisy, sticky box loses a lot of its appeal if…

My unconventional journey to university

I came to university at the age of 24 – a good 6 years after most of the other freshers I was surrounded by. But, I had a number of reasons for not having to come to university sooner and I want to share them with you. One of the biggest factors at play was…