Cerian Jenkins
All views are my own and are not anything to do with my workplace, uni, family or pets.

Director at The Digital Natives. Founder of Bath Gender Equality Network. Politics and International Relations Graduate. Owner of www.projectsoapbox.co.uk.

Avid tea drinker, fox fanatic and paper cut survivor.

Entries by Cerian Jenkins

Your Six-Step Party Season Pre-Tox Plan

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2014 | (16:59)

December is in full swing, which means party season is upon us. Cue late nights, boozy shenanigans and that seasonal 'fitness amnesia' that seems to strike without fail year on year.

But not this time; this time, we're here to help you fight the cause of festive fatigue, rather...

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Dear Women Who Don't Need Feminism

(0) Comments | Posted 30 November 2014 | (10:36)

Dear Women Who Don't Need Feminism,

I wonder if we could have a little heart-to-heart. I hope that you will take the time to read this post, and perhaps even respond - because I think it's important that you are not written off...

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Activist Burnout: Have I Gone Off The Deep End? (Or 'The Unbearable Heaviness of Being')

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2014 | (14:15)

Sometimes I worry that I've become nothing more than a human embodiment of a 'worthy cause' telethon.

The issues which I feel so passionately about solving continue to worsen, and seem so daunting that it is easy to believe that they might...

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The Muddiest UK Championship Yet...

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2014 | (15:07)


It's the muddiest, wettest, most gruelling, sapping physical challenge you could imagine. Facing the murky waters of the Terror Trench, swimming under water through the Sheep Dip and clambering through knee-deep mud to face a 10-foot high, sheer wall.

For the...

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The Existential Crisis of Extras

(0) Comments | Posted 28 November 2013 | (11:40)

It was a cold November evening when I found myself seated expectantly for Core Theatre's delightful production of Tom Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'. Staged in the Paragon area of Bath (a hidden gem in its own right) Core's production is the result of months of hard...

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A Job of Many Hats - Interning for a Startup

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2013 | (18:42)

Deciding to pursue a position within a start-up can be a nerve-wracking choice. Before you accept an offer, examine the positives and negatives of startup employment. With these issues in mind, you can make a sound decision - oh, and be ready to spend a lot of your time explaining...

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Clicktivism: A Model For 21st Century Activism?

(1) Comments | Posted 1 December 2012 | (00:00)

A war is being fought. Its battlefields are the pages of social networking sites across the globe, and its soldiers are armed with placards and computer cursors. This is the battle of traditional activism versus clicktivism.

As a politics student who recently co-coordinated the launch of Peace Of...

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Preparing for a Job Interview - Insight of an Intern

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2012 | (09:44)

Having been chosen from potentially huge numbers of applicants, you've reached the interview stage - congratulations!

Those few days before any interview can be a nerve-wracking time, so it can be difficult to channel your time into doing anything constructive. However, preparation is the key to any interview...

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Top 5 London iPhone Apps

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2012 | (18:36)

Since moving to London I've learned a few home truths; squirrels may seem cute and fluffy, but they're actually well-trained food-stealing thugs who won't hesitate to mug you for a Tracker Bar; the cost of a round of drinks for you and your mates in Shoreditch would fund an entire...

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Surviving Unpaid Internships

(0) Comments | Posted 28 September 2012 | (10:53)

It's a tough time to be an intern at the moment. Though the number and range of internships in the UK have increased considerably in the last few years, a staggering one in three interns are working for nothing. Zilch. Nada.

A report by the TUC warned that...

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The Art of Saying 'No' in the Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2012 | (15:03)

It's one of the hardest words to say in the workplace - especially when you're out to impress, and the idea of having to tell colleagues you can't do something may feel like raising a red flag of ineptitude.

How many times have you found yourself swamped by work, yet...

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Insight of an Intern - Your Covering Letter

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2012 | (13:44)

Following my earlier 'How to get an Internship - Your CV' article, here's the second instalment of the IOAI guide to getting an internship.

Writing a covering letter can seem like a pretty pointless task. You've spent ages fine-tuning your CV, so surely it doesn't matter...

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Insight of an Intern - Your CV

(1) Comments | Posted 9 August 2012 | (17:10)

As part of my degree at The University of Bath I was offered the choice of undertaking an official placement year, often known as a 'Sandwich Degree' (not quite as tasty as it sounds). The idea behind such an arrangement is that students can gain invaluable 'real world' experience, taking...

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