Transitioning from first year to second year

So you’ve got a house to live in next year and you’re moving out of student halls – your emotions may be mixed about this but it is going to be good, trust me. No more fire alarms at 2am and (hopefully) no more loud parties down the corridor when you’re trying to sleep. Living…

How to find the perfect placement

If your course is anything like mine, you’ve probably been told hundreds of times about the importance of work experience – how employers are always looking for experienced graduates, how it can give you an insight into places the classroom can’t, and how it’s a vital source of transferable skills. But away from the buzzwords. We’ve…

Networking – Part 3

Don’t miss any opportunity to meet new people. Right on your doorstep, there are guest talks going on throughout the year and they are a fantastic way to network and learn from the best. It’s also important to not only look at events going on in your course but in different schools, which could potentially benefit…

Networking – Part 2

We’re in the age of free self-promotion, so the best advice I can give is – use it. Virtually every School, Course and Society has a social media presence and there are thousands of people who are willing to get experience through helping others. Connect with everyone and anyone who can teach you or even work…

Networking – Part 1

University will always be a peculiar mix of learning environment and professional world. Maybe you’ve just left college and progressed directly into higher education, or you’ve experienced the working world and now want to pursue your passion, from the get-go we are all tasked with becoming an expert in our respective field incredibly fast. One minute…