Congratulations, student – you got there! You made it into university, and you’re preparing yourself for three or more years of adventure, camaraderie, alcohol, and hopefully the occasional lecture. But it’s also time to start preparing yourself to take on the world after you graduate. That’s right – time to work on your employability. Hey, don’t be scared. It’s okay. That word can’t hurt you. Though you shouldn’t let the prospect of employment on the horizon dominate your time at uni, there’s no denying that it’s an excellent time to get started on making yourself attractive to employers and picking up the experience and skills you’ll need to excel in the workplace. So here are my five top tips for improving your employability while you’re at uni!
Student Life Lifestyles of the Skint & Shameless
In the first of our student essentials series, we discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of student broadband with our friends at Broadband Genie.
So the North East has called you and the allure of Newcastle’s bright lights awaits. But there are so many options, and how could you possibly decide which part of the Diamond Strip to visit? We’re here to sort the wheat from the chaff, and put down a definitive marker on which parts of the Toon you should be frequenting with your presence.
The rise and rise of rugby goes on following the success of the World Cup. Ok not the home nations, but rugby’s stock as a real challenger to football is on the rise and attendances continue to rise. Here’s a little list of places where you can get your rugby supporters hat back on whilst getting one of those degree things.
The answer, it seems, is no. In a study of 65 towns across the UK, it has been shown that there are only 14 locations where the average salary is below the minimum required to buy a property.
So, you’re a jazz fiend, hey? To you, a night sat tapping your shoes to a Yardbird record beats hitting one of these same-old, same-old club any day of the week and no-one can tell you different. Well, it just so happens that you’re not alone – here at AllAboutCareers, we thought we’d give you the heads-up on what university cities you might want to look at to nourish that musical passion of yours.
2011 brought a rise in tuition fees and with that a whole lot of confusion about course fees and how they’ll affect students. University choices shouldn’t be solely based on what they’ll be charging; after all, the government does provide a loan to cover tuition fees. Nonetheless, we have scoured the British Isles for the universities currently offering the cheapest tuition fees in 2012…
The University of Warwick might be, in the words of some, “a campus in the middle of nowhere.” People might sniff at Coventry, turn their noses up at Leamington Spa, but Warwick’s intimate campus atmosphere spawns some excellent nightlife. Antonia Bannister gives you the lowdown on what’s hot on the Warwick student nightlife scene…