Jobs and work experience

Applying for a PhD – Part 2

Posted on 22 March 2018 by Hope

Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while, I’ve been a little stressed with exams, then post grad plans, and now my Final Year Project write-up. Last time I wrote about how you totally can apply for a PhD, even if you are feeling a little doubtful. This time I want to cover
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Summer Plans

Posted on 17 March 2018 by Ellie

  One week till Easter? ALREADY? With that in mind, I think it’s best to start sorting out my plans for the upcoming summer! Seeing as uni summer holidays are between 4-5 months long (£9,000 a year for what you say??), this is definitely a time to use effectively. Many people opt to undertake internships
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My summer internship

Posted on 21 July 2017 by Johanna

The CUSEIP (Cardiff University Education Innovation Project) scheme is a new project similar to the CUROP (Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme) scheme where students intern with lecturers on a chosen project for a few weeks over the summer. The idea is to get students and lecturers working together in a partnership and to contribute some
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Tips for Getting the most out of Work Experience

Posted on 5 June 2017 by Hannah

Work experience, though a great thing to put on your CV, is much more than that. It can help you to learn valuable skills and can prepare you for the working world. Here are my top tips for getting the most out of your time on placement: 1. First impressions First impressions do count and
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Exams? Completed them mate.

Posted on 1 June 2017 by Johanna

For some reason exams this year turned out to be more stressful than last year’s exams, even though I am now far better at dealing with exam stress than I was in first year. My first exam wasn’t particularly difficult, but as it was a cross semester module there was a fair amount of info
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How to get Summer Marketing/PR work placements

Posted on 16 May 2017 by Hannah

Though you’re probably ready for a break, the summer holidays can be the perfect time to get some work experience in. Here’s how I went about it…  Doing an Arts course, you’ll be told often that it’s not enough to simply graduate with a degree alone. Work experience is increasingly important and can teach you
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Placements, insights and work experience

Posted on 25 March 2017 by Chloe

The main thing drilled into us the minute we walked through that door to the first lecture of first year was – WORK EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL. It’s very true, though – we’re all going to be graduating with excellent degrees, sure. But it’s very clear we need to boost our CVs in order to get those
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I’ve completed the Cardiff Award!

Posted on 6 March 2017 by Hannah

It’s done… just over a year after starting it, I’ve completed the Cardiff Award! Scarily enough, it doesn’t seem like a year ago when I first went along to the induction, but five workshops and 270+ extra-curricular hours later… I’ve finished! The Cardiff Award is Cardiff Uni’s employability award, and it’s something I’d really suggest
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