TARGETjobs writes for Compare The Uni: Part-time work at university - the surefire way to impress an employer.
Part-time work at university: the surefire way to impress an employer.
Undertaking extra-curricular activities while at university is a great way of making yourself more employable. However, nothing beats the real world experience a part-time job or work experience can give you.
University life beyond the library- by a Durham PPE graduate!
This is the story of my voyage into the murky depths of student politics, partying with celebrities and creating my very own speakeasy poker club. My adventure begins in late 2009 when I started reading PPE at the College of St. Hild & St. Bede (the best place in the country if not the universe) at Durham University. It is only now when I look back on those 3 years I realise that the most useful things during university were outside of the classroom – I urge you to be adventurous, open-minded and explore everything university life has to offer.
Student perspective: University dos and don'ts!
When someone tells you they’re a student apart from possibly asking what they study and where, the title ‘Student’ alone speaks for itself. University life is more than just your degree it is YOUR life, your social circle will change and evolve, your eating habits will change and your body clock will encounter more changes than there are time zones on this planet. But you will undoubtedly come out completely different and hopefully with a great degree.
So having spent 4 years in university and lived on campus, at home, and rented a place with friends, I’ve pretty much experienced university as diversely as it gets, so here’s a few pointers I’ve gathered on the way, to steer you through the journey that is University life.
University Skills- Reap the rewards of socialising
Socialising can teach you transferable skills.
When you arrive at uni one of the first things you’ll do is go to your Fresher’s fair. Here you’ll be thrown into the deep end and discover everything that your uni has to offer. You will be flooded with leaflets and vouchers plus will sign up to numerous societies, some of which will be for activities that you may never have dreamed of taking part in.
After a week or so, you will start to receive emails about these societies and will most likely ignore them! STOP! This is your chance to get out of your comfort zone. Instead of ignoring these emails, why not pick two or three societies to actually try out?
This month we cover how socialising at university can give you transferable employment skills!
STUDY ABROAD: UCL Economics student talks about his year abroad studying in America - Washington D.C!
UCL Economics student studying abroad for the year in USA, Washington DC!
Studying abroad in the US is a completely different experience from the UK: the constant assessments, the amazing campus atmosphere and the school spirit. Having the option to go abroad as part of my degree was an important decision and I feel I definitely made the right decision coming to Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. It has been an amazing experience thus far and studying economics at a different location from UCL has been an eye-opener.
Do you want to study abroad in the USA? Are you interested in Economics? Do you want international experience?
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