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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?
University Skills- What can money teach you?
Budgeting your student loan can teach you vital job skills
If this is the first time you have a large amount of money at your disposal it will be very tempting to spend, spend spend. However a few tricks will ensure you don’t go hungry at the end of the month and teach you how to be more organised.
This month we cover how budgeting your money helps to develop vital job skills!
STUDY ABROAD: Queen Mary University Film studies student talks about his year studying in Mexico!
I originally applied to study Film Studies at university with a deferred entry. After I finished my A-Levels and secured my place I travelled around Latin America; learning Spanish, volunteering and travelling. This was an amazing experience where I saw a whole new way of life from living on a beach collecting sea turtle eggs to going on a five day trek through the Andes to see one of the wonders of the world. It was amazing meeting all these new people and seeing incredible things along the way and is a great way to broaden your perspective.
Do you want to study abroad? Are you interested in film studies? Do you want international experience?
University Skills: Networking- that’s what friends are for!
Meeting new friends at uni is fun, and it could set you up for life too, says TARGETjobs
As you prepare to go to university and face a world full of firsts; first time leaving home, cooking and cleaning after yourself for the first time or managing your finance, the last thing on your mind is that your first day at university is the day you start your career.
This needn’t be serious. Simply by being at uni, you’ll pick up skills that help you get a job. But you need to be aware of what these skills are and how to develop them.
This month we cover how making new friends at uni develops your networking skills.
A special message from the Co-founder - Jason Gibbs
Compare The Uni has had a full makeover- Gok Wan eat your heart out! If you have watched X-factor before you will know on day 1 a contestant usually doesn’t look half as good as they do by the final!
This is the power of the makeover.
Being a past student myself I knew the best way to makeover Compare The Uni was to talk to the people that are using it- YOU! After speaking to hundreds of students and users of Compare The Uni it was pretty obvious what you wanted! You wanted something that was easy to use, informative but fun, bright and straight to the point. So with that in mind we have locked ourselves away and have been working hard. We have been so busy that we even missed the majority of X-factor and I’m a Celebrity (could be a good thing)! But we have now finished and have a great new design and product for you all to use for FREE!
Compare The Uni is the no.1 university comparison site in the UK and maybe even the whole uni-verse (cheesy I know). To keep this short and sweet I thought I would bullet point at the bottom of this page the most important parts of the site which will enable you to make the right choice about what and where to study! With the recent increase in tuition fees it is more important than ever to make the right choice and Compare The Uni is here to help you to do that. I hope you find the site useful and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like the Facebook page.
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How to become an engineer. Choices, university and work experience!
Ideally, the first thing you will need to do is decide what it is that you would like to be doing in the future, and what skills and interest drive you the most. This is because engineering is made up of a whole host of potential sectors that you can work in: everything from aerospace to utilities and within each industry many specific skills can be used. This will then direct you into what engineering discipline you should be studying.
How do you i become a solicitor?
If you are considering a career as a solicitor, you’ll give yourself an advantage in this competitive sector if you start planning early. You don’t need to study a law degree to become a lawyer: 40 per cent of trainee solicitors have non-law degrees.
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