My Job Application Theory

Helena Baker | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Baker

Dating is a complicated and convoluted game, and not one I particularly understand. Given my inherit lack of patience and my past experience being bas...

Week Three in the Studio

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Caitlin Charles-Jones

Working from home is pretty blissful in most respects, I'm lucky enough to have a space which I have been given free reign (by my incredibly supportive parents) to make my own.

Asexuality: When Somebody Described Sexual Attraction to Me, I Couldn't Believe That Was a Real Thing!

Samantha Booth | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Sarah* is a 22-year-old recent graduate from the Midlands. She is part of the 1% of British public that identify themselves as asexual...

Post-Graduate Life

Chris Malla | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malla

"If Joe has a first, but did nothing with his spare time, and Matt has a 2.1, but did loads of extra-curricular stuff, employers are gonna go with Matt." He spoke with so much certainty that it indoctrinated me into that mindset. I'm now in Matt's position... 80 job applications later, and it seems Joe's been chosen over me every time.

The Life Of A Post-Grad: What Next?

The Huffington Post UK | Miriam Brown | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

That time of year has come around again when our Facebook pages and Twitter feeds are full of happy students, graduating in their gleaming gowns and m...

Technology Meets Craftmanship at London's Scream Gallery

Hannah Gal | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Artist Caroline Jane Harris is inspired by the beauty of nature. "It is humans' relationship with nature" she explains, "my work is about traditional skills and modern technology used together; how they contrast each other and complement each other at the same time, which to me reflects our relationship with nature".

Talent Cupboard Launches CV Builder To Help Graduates Land Their Dream Job

Adam Ball | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Ball

With Talent Cupboard we're looking to help young people create a CV that's built for the 21st Century, as well making it easier for employers to find the right people by being able to intelligently search through a database of skills.

Job-Seeking Audience: A Truth

Verity Nelson | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Verity Nelson

To all of those who are part of the job seeking audience and every graduate who feels worthless, hold on. When we get jobs, we will be so happy we will become fried eggs, not hard boiled. I feel better having written this. I will eventually get a job and then I will be able to humblebrag and moan just like everyone else on Facebook. Until then, I'm avoidng eggs......

The Spotlight Hits You

Catriona Weir | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Catriona Weir

I am so scared. I am terrified that I will fail. Those are the two sentences I am afraid to say out loud. I am terrified to admit that I don't think I'm good enough. It is a daunting thought... can I actually do this? I'm I strong enough, am I smart enough; do I have enough guts and get go to go and get my dreams?

It's a Wonderful (Post-Uni) Life?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mat Greenfield

It's the end of the year, Class of 2013 - that is, now that the year ends at the close of December rather than some arbitrary day in July - and that can only mean Christmas. But you have an extra reason to celebrate: you've survived your first six months out of Uni!

Getting to the Depths of It - The Art of the Interview

Laura Collinson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Collinson

As you progress through your career in journalism, you'll develop your own style, but by using the basic tricks of the trade you'll be ready to hit the ground running from your first assignment - straddling the needs of your editor and the readers sufficiently.

The Initial Sensations of Graduation

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Graduate life is a pretty exciting time, but it can be daunting. There are many sensations which come with graduation. Here are a token few...

Saying 'Hello Graduation, So Long Student Discount'

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

At least National Rail keeps you feeling like a 'Young Person' until you're 25. If entitled to a five year free railcard with your student bank account, don't forget to apply for it. That would make you feel very silly and possibly drive you to write an article yearning the mistake. No sympathy expected.

An Interview With a Fashion Designer: Domingo Rodriguez

Alex Matless | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Style
Alex Matless

In 2010, Domingo was named by Esquire magazine as one of its '7 Brilliant Brits', which led to his Spring/Summer collection of 2011 being showcased at Paris Fashion Week in the prestigious MC2 fashion showroom. His unique collections focus on the lines of a human body and mirror bone structure and the rhythm of muscle movement.

Show Us The Goods: Ideas for an Interview

Nicholas Smith | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Smith

For the last two months I have been interviewing consistently. I appreciate for many that that in itself is a success to celebrate, especially in my chosen field, until you see the dedicated folder I have for rejections and the excel sheet I keep of ongoing applications. However, a worrying trend is emerging.

Bite-Sized Jobs: Why Everyone's Taking a Piece

James Callander | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Callander

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people chop and change jobs around every 4.6 years and this increased fluidity has paved the way for a flexible working model. Whilst the standing workforce of permanent employees will no doubt continue, the day of the bite-sized job has dawned.

RCA Fashion Show Takes the Plunge, But Without Colour

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lorenzo Belenguer

Well, that is half of the story. RCA fashion graduates did use colour: strategically positioned and very playful. The 90's are back in a more subtle way. To be more specific: the Club-Kids of New York; Brutalist architecture; working class youth culture...

The Top Things I Learnt at University

Lauren Cope | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Cope

As third year somehow ends its second semester, I'm reflective. The general panic at the thought of graduation has subsided, replaced by a slightly more calming "I'm ready" feeling, but it's still a Harry Potter-sized chapter to close the book on. Here are the top things I've learned at university.

Office Gossip: Don't be the Fodder!

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

You know how these things work, once you begin to get things off your chest to strangers, you just can't seem to stop. Next thing you know, the nasty boss, turns even nastier. So much so I had to start looking for another job.

Your Middle-Class Guide to the Job Centre

Tom Davies | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Tom Davies

They say money doesn't grow on trees. Despite what they may tell you, there is actually such a thing as "free money". So, what am I talking about? I'm talking about the dole of course. Perhaps it's a little immoral seeing as you have a Porsche sitting on the driveway, but needs must right?

Information technology careers promise an open field for driven graduates

Nick Wilson | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Tech
Nick Wilson

This is a pivotal time for the UK. Economic growth and a strong technology sector demand that business and UK education work towards the same goals in order to create highly skilled young people that have the ability to strengthen UK industry. Universities need to be flexible and address the needs of students.

The Alternative Graduate Careers Guide

Tom Davies | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Davies

In three years of jobseeking, I have submitted around 100 applications, amassed 18 rounds of assessment, been through more interviews than I can remember and, through all of this, maintained a 100% record. A 100% record of failure

Do the 'Student' Anti-Fees Protesters Have the Intellect to Deserve a University Place?

Peter Martindale | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Martindale

It is frankly boring hearing them whingeing on about university fees (which they want subsidising but have not paid a penny towards). Of course the i...

Too many graduates spoil the broth

Dominic Stevenson | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Dominic Stevenson

So this week has seen A-Level results day. That day of the year where so many jump up and down, schools sell pictures of their prettiest female studen...

Lady Gaga Borrows Dress From Birmingham Fashion Graduate | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Style

From Armani, to Versace and every label in between, Lady Gaga has a whole host of couture in her closet - but the singer decided to showcase some less...