Living away from campus

As you may have guessed your placement year will most likely be spent living away from campus and although you’ll still have rent to manage and bills to pay like before, the experience may well feel a little different. Different companies work in different ways. Some will provide you with accommodation either with other students … Continue reading “Living away from campus”

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A fine juggling act – distance learning modules and time management

Holding down a full time job is a challenge in itself, especially if you’ve never done it before. But trying to study on top of that is an even bigger task! Depending on your course structure you’ll probably be given some Distance Learning Modules (DLMs) to complete whilst on placement. These will enable you to … Continue reading “A fine juggling act – distance learning modules and time management”

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Applications, CVs and waiting for replies!! (Part 1)

By this stage you’ll probably have realised that you’re unlikely to make it far in the university/working world without an application form, personal statement, CV or something along those lines. Personally, I find CVs and personal statements really frustrating to write. Trying to sell yourself in such a short space as well as trying to … Continue reading “Applications, CVs and waiting for replies!! (Part 1)”

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The all important choice!

When it comes to applying for universities it’s important to have a really good feeling about the places you’re applying for. I found the best way to do this is to visit universities on one of their open days. This was even more important for me than I initially realised as without going to an … Continue reading “The all important choice!”

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