The difference between part time work and internships

Posted on 3 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emma Green, Student Intern for Careers & Employability, share her experience and the difference between part-time work and internships …   It’s day two of the First Year Internship Bootcamp, so for first years and any other students considering an internship, Emma offers some great reasons to get involved!   The skills I’m learning on
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What you need to know about this Thursday’s Postgrad Wales 2015

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Cardiff University is once again hosting the Postgrad Study & Funding Fair, Roxanne from Target shares her top tips for the event … We are counting down the days until the Postgrad Wales Fair on Thursday 5 February. We thought that it was only right to provide you with some crucial details about the event, and of
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Internships for first years – the early bird catches the worm!

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Careers & Employability’s Information Team talk about Internships for first years …   Some employers are so keen to get students to work for them that they offer work experience opportunities right at the beginning of your university course. So you’ve only just got used to living away from home and worked out where all
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Your Student Life, Supported – New Fortnightly Roundup

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Welcome to our new Fortnightly Roundup, by Katrina Taylor, Marketing Manager, Student Support & Wellbeing Division. Your Student Life, Supported, is our tag line and I hope this new fortnightly round-up will help you learn more about the support, information and events we offer Cardiff Uni students. Here I’ve given an overview of what our teams
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Ignite 2015: Use your skills, have fun and make a profit!

Posted on 27 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Taren Young, CU Enterprise Officer tells us more about IGNITE and what a great experience it is for students …   Ignite is a 4 day intensive enterprise course run by Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales.   Last February I experienced my first ever Ignite and I had an absolute blast!
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Social Enterprise Week starts today – Using your Bright Ideas to Help Others

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Taren Young, CU Enterprise Officer tells us more about how our ideas can help others … From 26th – 31st January Cardiff University Enterprise will be celebrating Social Enterprise Week. This week of activities is aimed at enterprising students who want to become more socially responsible and use their big ideas to solve the big
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Enhance your degree with an Explore Internship – over 40 available!

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Catherine and Annie from WCVA have joined the Careers & Employability Team, here’s more about the Internships they will offer …     We provide Internships to students and graduates to develop skills, gain meaningful work experience and build networks within Wales’ voluntary sector. Since 2011, over 970 individuals have participated in the programme, will you be the
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Work Experience? Here’s 10 reasons why…

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

David Moseley, Internship Officer for our Work Experience team shares his thoughts on why students should do work experience … With the job market as competitive as it’s ever been, it’s tough making yourself stand out from the crowd. Having experienced first-hand the difference that work experience can make to job hunting, we have complied
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First Years: Secure Paid Summer Internships Now! By Emma Green

Posted on 23 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emma, Student Intern tells us more about Internships and the First Year Internship Bootcamp 2-5 February … Your first year at university can be an overwhelming one and whilst graduation may be the last thing on your mind, you only have two summer holidays until you’ll be applying for full time employment!   The number
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Why The Body Shop is inspiring, by Enterprise Ambassador Alicia Lee

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Over the Christmas break, The Enterprise Team set their  Student Ambassadors the question “In your personal opinion, who is the most inspirational entrepreneur of the last 50 years”. Alicia Lee, a Business Management student, came back to us with this response…     The past 50 years has been characterised by unprecedented advancement in entrepreneurial business
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Become a Student Mentor – Cardiff University is recruiting Student Mentors now for October 2015

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Academic Skills and Mentoring Team explain how the Student Mentor Scheme gives undergraduates employability skills whilst helping first years settle into university … Being a Student may mean making some great new friends, having an awesome social and sporting life, having some unique experiences and of course getting a degree! However, not all students
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What can you do if something impacts your exam performance?

Posted on 13 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice and Money Team explain how you can make sure that a difficult time will not unduly impact your academic chances.   Despite your best efforts to concentrate and revise it’s quite possible that Murphy’s Law will strike and anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. From gastroenteritis to mumps and from panic
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“Oh my, where has the time gone!? I should really start doing something!”

Posted on 22 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy, Student Intern at Careers & Employability shares her story … “Oh my, where has the time gone!? I should really start doing something!” Hello! My name is Amy and I have (very) recently started working in Careers & Employability as a student intern. I am in my last year in Cardiff University, as scary as
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Estranged from your family this Christmas?

Posted on 17 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Christmas period can be challenging for people who have become estranged from their families.  You could risk feeling lonely and isolated if you stay in your halls of residence or on your own in your student home. Here Einir Evans from Advice & Money shares her tips to prevent becoming lonely at Christmas time:
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 6 – Need to talk?

Posted on 13 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 6 – Need to talk? If you feel like
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 5 – Keeping Warm

Posted on 12 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 5 – Keeping Warm Winters in Cardiff are famously
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Online support available 24/7

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Sarah Braes, our Counselling Health & Wellbeing Student Intern tells us more about the online support available 24/7 … All of us need support at times, but these times aren’t always convenient in our 9-5 world. It can be difficult to find help during weekends, or over the Christmas holiday, or at 3am the night
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 4 – Events in Cardiff

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …     Part 4 – Events in Cardiff Being away from
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 3 – Top 6 Festive Films to watch

Posted on 10 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …   Part 3. Top 6 Festive Films to watch  
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 2 – Combatting Homesickness

Posted on 9 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …     Part 2. Combatting Homesickness Being at uni over the
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 1 – How to make the most of the winter break …

Posted on 8 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 1. How to make the most of the winter break … Deadlines
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Me, Movember and Mens Health

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will Brown, Intern for Counselling, Health and Wellbeing shares his Movember story … I decided to do something different this year. Some of my football team mates persuaded me to take part in Movember to collectively raise awareness of men’s health and also as a ‘team bonding’ exercise; simply see who could grow the best moustache
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My career planning so far – Virginia 3rd Year JOMEC

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Virginia, Marketing Intern, shares her experiences and an insight into her course, work experience and career path …    My name is Virginia and I’m a third year Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies undergraduate. I came to Cardiff because I always wanted to be a journalist and this was the best university in the UK for this discipline.
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Juliette’s insight into JP Morgan’s Business Challenge

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Juliette, our Marketing Intern, shares her experience at JP Morgan’s Business Challenge …   I applied to the JP Morgan Business challenge event in Bournemouth after I received an email from Jane McElroy (the Business School Careers Adviser)  informing us of the opportunity. I had never considered operations as a career before as I was convinced
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Guarantor Scheme for care leavers and estranged students

Posted on 2 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir Evans, Advice & Money Team tells us more about the Guarantor Scheme for care leavers and estranged students …    Are you a care leaver or an estranged student unable to find someone to act as a guarantor to secure accommodation in the private sector? If so; Cardiff University are introducing a new Guarantor
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The Cardiff Award is Changing …

Posted on 26 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

You’ve probably seen that the Cardiff Award is recruiting for its new programme. Here Kathryn Foot, Cardiff Award Manager tells us more … We have 500 spaces, meaning this will be our biggest intake ever.  This is hugely exciting, but it has meant we have needed to make some changes to ensure we maintain the quality. 
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I’m a Cardiff alumni now recruiting Cardiff students

Posted on 25 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Cardiff Alumni Catherine Walters from Enterprise-Rent-A-Car … When I think back to the start of my final year, awkwardly approaching employer’s stands at careers fairs, I remember feeling daunted by the whole idea of graduating and entering the real world. I never thought in just two years I would be on the other
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Studying or working abroad? The Student Passport to Wellbeing is here to support you

Posted on 25 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Sarah from the Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team explains more about the Student Passport to Wellbeing … Travelling during your degree can be incredibly rewarding. If you’re studying at a foreign university or on a work placement abroad you’ll have some fantastic opportunities to meet new people, learn a new language and immerse yourself in another culture – experiences which
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Cardiff students success at Bloomberg BAT Test

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Lisanne from Bloomberg on Cardiff students and the BAT test …   Bloomberg have had 452 connections made between employers and Cardiff BAT test takers. These were made by 87 unique different companies ranging from Investment Banks, Consultancy Firms, Financial Services, Insurance, Wealth Management, Large Multinationals and everything in between.
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Let’s talk about something we don’t talk about

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

John Cowley, Head of Counselling Health & Wellbeing at Cardiff University tells us more about The Student Sex Work Project and the support available to Cardiff students …   You may have seen a stall during Fresher’s week belonging to The Student Sex Work Project; here I’d like to tell you a little more about
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Career Tips for International students

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Career Consultant Aled Williams talks to Craig Gonzalez, Cardiff Alumni, about Career Tips for International students … The leaves may be falling thick and fast, but have you noticed the career events and fairs that have descended upon Cardiff recently? It’s mid-way through the Autumn semester and we are well into another graduate recruitment season. 
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Preparing and writing application forms for internships

Posted on 12 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Juliette, Marketing Intern and 2nd year Business student shares her thoughts on ‘Preparing and writing application forms for internships’ …   Everyone always stresses the importance of getting an internship as this gives you a taster of a job you may be interested in, the transferable skills that employers are looking for when hiring graduates as
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More of the UK’s graduates want to leave for opportunities overseas

Posted on 11 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog by David Palmer of trendence UK, on how the UK risks losing almost a quarter of its graduate workforce to employment opportunities overseas, according to their research. Where do you see yourself after graduation? Are you going to live the high life in London or do you intend to head off to France, America, Australia
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A Career in Communications – is it the job for you?

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Last Tuesday, 4th November, Cardiff University had the pleasure of  hosting Alex Aiken’s talk on a Career in Communications. Here, Virginia tells us more … Alex Aiken is the Executive Director of Government Communications, based in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office. He went to theLondon School of Economics (LSE) where he studied economics and discovered his
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“On your head son!” Male Engagement Football Tournament

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will Brown, Psychology Student and Intern at Counselling, Health & Wellbeing tells us more about the projects he’s involved in to help remove the stigma associated with male mental health … It is safe to say that I have now well and truly settled into my Psychology Placement. The first few weeks of my placement with the
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What will life be like after graduation?

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Lowri Ribbons from UK trendence, offering an insight into their research and what students are expecting after graduation …   Be it now or in the not-too-distant future, the question of what life will be like after graduation will cross every student’s mind at some point; “Where will I be? What will
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Employers continue to recruit at Cardiff throughout November

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Our Careers Fairs may be over but employers are still busy recruiting, don’t miss the remaining events for this autumn …  Thousands of students have attended Careers Fairs in the last four weeks and gained amazing exposure amongst an array of local, national and international employers.  We’ve had great feedback from students and employers alike
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It’s Stress Awareness Day – we explain more and give you tips to manage your stress

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Many of us suffer with stress throughout our daily lives, sometimes every day … Will & Sarah’s blog marks National Stress Awareness Day …  Fresher’s week has well and truly passed, lectures are in full flow and coursework deadlines are piling up. Your bank account is now your worst enemy and the Christmas Holidays are on
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5 Steps to Successful House Hunting

Posted on 4 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team are holding a House Hunting Talk at CJ’s Talybont Wednesday 12 November at 5pm, here’s a quick insight into what they’ll cover and the steps you should take when it comes to housing  … Hopefully, you are now settling in and enjoying life in Halls of Residence. You will barely have
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Help with NHS clinical placement travel costs has changed!

Posted on 3 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team explain how the NHS Clinical Placement Travel Costs have changed and what that means to you … We can’t believe it either, but the NHS has changed the way that help with placement travel costs is worked out for new NHS funded students. The Advice & Money Team has been
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Engage with employers – they want you!

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Dr Tom Tatchell, Education and Students Manager, School of Chemistry encourages students to attend Careers Fairs and engage with employers … Tis’ the season for recruitment fairs and all students should see one if not two fairs scheduled that can be applicable to the degrees that they are studying.
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Getting the most out of the Law Fair

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Feeling a little lost when it comes to law fairs? I expect you are not alone.  Naomi Morley First year Trainee at Michelmores and Cardiff Alumni  shares her thoughts on preparing for the Law Fair… Having attended a number of law fairs as a student, I know that the experience can be quite overwhelming and it can be
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5 Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

With the current cost of living on the increase, it has never been so important to be mindful of ways to try to eat well on a budget. It is possible to do this with careful planning. Below are some useful ideas and tips to help guide you through the process.   Key principles of
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From Zoology to Finance at Dyson – where will your career take you?

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog from Matthew Wilcox, Cardiff  Zoology Alumni and Finance Graduate at Dyson … ACCA student Matthew Wilcox comes from a family of accountants. Growing up, he was determined to take a different career path, opting to study Zoology rather than Finance at university. He soon discovered that his favourite part of his degree was numerical
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International Relations – Is it the job for you?

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Virginia Bonet Morrell, final year Jomec student, attended John Hemmings career talk and shares her experience with you … Last Thursday, 23rd October, John Hemmings, who is part of Cardiff University Alumni, gave an inspiring talk about life in International Relations (IR) today. In a friendly and approachable manner, John engaged with students from the
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My Route to Law Firm Withy King by John Pengilley (LLB and LPC- Cardiff University)

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog from John Pengilley on his route from Cardiff University to Withy King …   Enjoy John’s blog and for further information about careers with Withy King you can talk to recruitment staff  at the Cardiff Law Fair on Tues 4th November from 1.30pm at City Hall. Take it away John … I studied Law at Cardiff from
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We can help you realise your potential

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Taren Youngs shares her experience as a graduate and the value of Enterprise. SO, what’s it all about … This time of year I find myself talking to a lot of students. This isn’t unusual; I talk a lot to pretty much everybody all the time. But, it’s a bit different in October and November because
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What’s On – Careers and Employer Events from Mon 27th October until Thursday 6th November

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

I’m very sorry to say that we are having issues with our what’s on web listings – darn thing!  So to help you here’s a quick note of what’s coming up, excuse the long listing … Log in to Your Careers Account, using your University log in, for event times, full description and to book your place: www.cardiff.ac.uk/careers   Application
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Celebrating National Care Leavers Week, 23rd – 31st October

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir from the Advice & Money Team updates you on National Career Leavers Week and how Cardiff University is joining in the week’s activities …   Between the 23rd – 31st October 2014, charities and different organisations around the UK will be celebrating National Care Leavers Week. This week is about highlighting the needs of care leavers
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Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills, appealed to students with a genuine, friendly and insightful lecture

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emma Green, 3rd year Human Geography student, shares her experience of Owen Evans guest lecture … Despite his senior position Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills, appealed to students with a genuine, friendly and insightful lecture on Thursday 16th October.   Owen Evans joined the Welsh government in 2010 and was promoted to Director
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