Experience

Festival Love, Its a Beautiful Thing!

John Mason | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Mason

Yes there was amazing music, yes there were unbelievable djs, yes the food was incredible. But for me, what made my first festival so brilliant, were these moments of 'festival love'. The sense of community that seemed to flow through and unite everyone there. We were all having the same experience.

Fashion Internships: Not the Devil Wears Prada Edition

Madalina Ciobanu | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madalina Ciobanu

People were friendly and joked around, no one snapped at colleagues or interns, everyone said 'please' and 'thank you'. I was given articles to write and each of them was published on the website, with my byline. The online editor would take time to go through each article with me, explaining what I did right and what I could improve on, as well as teaching me how to use the CMS, Google Analytics etc.

Foot in the Door

Tim Manton | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Manton

What's really important, however, is- to borrow a cliche here - getting a foot wedged in the metaphorical door. Employers like seeing different names on the CV. Many expect experience, even for a graduate position, which generally means an unpaid internship or two and a lot of asking around.

Going 'Back to the Future'

Ashwin Bhardwaj | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ashwin Bhardwaj

At Secret Cinema (formerly Future Cinema) you watch a film, usually in an obscure location, whilst immersing yourself in the film's narrative. Back To The Future is staged on an ambitious scale in a brilliantly realised world: they've actually recreated Hill Valley - the town from the film.

Taking a Gap Year: Why I Recommend it

Jamie Matley | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Matley

I decided to take a gap year, and it was honestly one of the better decisions i've made... Take a gap year to experience life that little bit more, because once you head back into education, you're not going to have much time to experience the things you could do within a whole year.

Grasping the Fleeting Moments

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

This blog post will feature a selection. Like snapshots, these will include my personal experience, favourite songs, and books... an opportunity for keeping track of my ideas, and hope that you will enjoy it by reflecting on the fleeting moments of life, and seizing the enjoyable parts.

Dead End Towns and Daring to Change

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Everyone has a different relationship with their home town, both growing up and as adults. Some can't wait to escape, others never want to leave. We all lead our own lives and must make these decisions for ourselves, so I would never judge someone for doing what makes them happy. But our home towns are just one tiny corner of a large planet, which has a whole lot of stuff to offer.

Deep in the Heart of Mordor: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Shannon Kendall | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

From first hand experience, I can tell you that there is nothing more magical than watching fingers of light begin to touch Tongariro's mountain tops and knowing that you are in the minority of the world's population to witness the first sunrise on that day.

Five Simple Tips for Gaining Work Experience During your Undergraduate Studies

Gabriella Thomas | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gabriella Thomas

Taking the time during your studies to get relevant work experience in your field will put you ahead of other students who believe in the common misconception that a degree will be enough to get a job...

Working Abroad: Don't Let Your Degree Get in the Way of Your Education

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

In my Graduation ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of Durham University urged myself and my fellow gown-clothed peers 'Don't let your degree get in the way of your education' and he is right. Having a degree here isn't a requirement, but it gives me encouragement.

Swiss National Bank's Investment Policy Reconsidered

Spiros Margaris | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Spiros Margaris

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) President Thomas Jordan has to reconsider the SNB investment policy due to the fact that its equity holdings have grown to around 71 billion Swiss francs in the third quarter of 2013.

One Day I Flew Away...

Gina Lyons | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

One of my 30 things before I'm 30 was to fly in a helicopter and this Saturday, in Chichester (I didn't know where it was either) I did it. And it was everything I wanted it to be.

Why an Apprenticeship May Be the Key to Your Future

Arfan Ghani | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Arfan Ghani

From helping my mum around the house since I was small, to fixing my own bike, I've always had a passion for understanding how things work and helping out, so I knew that I had to find a job that would be hands-on. But I didn't know how to get there..

Unqualified vs Qualified Coaches

Maggie Currie | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

There are thousands of 'coaches' out there who have never been trained to coach, have never been coached themselves and have absolutely no idea where to begin or indeed where to end.

The Most Magical Place on Earth - My Summer in Walt Disney World

Courtney Giles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Courtney Giles

During the summer I was lucky enough to gain a place on the Walt Disney World College Program as a character attendant and I can honestly say it was the most unusual and inspiring experience of my life. As a child I always said I would love to work at Disney, but I never believed this could actually be a reality...

An Aspiration Nation: Improving the Employability of Our Young People

Alice Barnard | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Barnard

This week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released some encouraging news about the state of employment in the UK - youth employment is on the up. However, nearly a million 16-24 year olds are still left without work. For many young people, this is a desperate situation. Any length of time with little or no work is an extremely difficult cycle to break.

Glastonbury 2013

Ellie Lewis | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

I was spoilt for choice and absorbed so much music; I couldn't bring myself to care that my nose had turned bright red despite factor 50, or that my feet hurt. It was utter perfection and I struggled to find the words at how much sheer joy there was. Not just for me, but for everyone who attended.

How Was School? - Oral History That Should Shape Policy

Mik Scarlet | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

Come on folks, let's integrate all of our children into one school system. All our kids should go to the same school, grow up knowing that there are all types of people in this world and that they are just as worthy and worthwhile as everyone else in our society.

Redefining 'Pimp'

Julian Vigo | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Vigo

Danielle tells me how she came to organise a campaign against the Merriam-Webster dictionary's definition of the word 'pimp': 'I am a survivor of ...

When Is It Okay To Take a Gap Year?

Maria Sowter | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Sowter

Many people question an 'appropriate' time to take a gap year, often worrying that they've missed the opportunity or that that they are unable to commit to a full year. There is however, no right or wrong time to take a gap year, and no traditional length of time to travel for.

Why University is Worth Spending Out For

Jordan Hogan | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Hogan

I'm not going to lie, the tuition fees are more than they used to be a year ago but that doesn't mean that higher education is out of the question for you. I myself decided this year to go to university and not once did the price ever come across my mind.

Spain Vs England - An Erasmus Experience

Giulia Zecchini | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Giulia Zecchini

The first time I moved from home was a more delicate transition, going from Milan where I studied at a British school to the UK, it felt right and I knew what to expect. However, moving to Madrid was a whole different story.

Experience Is the Key to Empowering Our Young People

Alice Barnard | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Barnard

By engaging with potential employers and making the most of the chance to gain real, hands-on business experience, young people not only improve their skillset but also get the opportunity to demonstrate they have a possible future at a company.

The Eyebrows Have It

Christina Miller | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Style
Christina Miller

Everyone knows that the facial feature of the moment is the brow. Ever since Arizona Muse stepped on to the runway (and in to numerous campaigns), the brow has been the facial focal point and it shows no sign of giving up its place under the spotlight.

Make the Most of it, Kids

Dale Bilson | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dale Bilson

Learning your AS Level Organic Chemistry is tough, I admit, and yes, those shoes are pretty hideous, but that's nothing compared to what's waiting for you.