Jobs and work experience

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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Interview Tips

Posted on 18 February 2016 by Hope

The second year Psychology students hoping to do placement next year are all currently prepping for, or taking part in interviews for their chosen placements. I’ve heard loads of different pieces of advice get passed around about what to do in preparation for your interview so I’ve tried to make a list of a few
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Video Blog – Toby talks CUROP

Posted on 13 August 2015 by Toby

Two months spent on Creative Cardiff as part of a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme really paid off. So what is it and why should you consider one yourself? In this vlog I attempt to answer those exact questions, and in the article that follows, I’ve also added some personal thoughts in regards to the
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Video Blog – Toby talks Summer Internships

Posted on 30 May 2015 by Toby

With the academic year finally drawing to a close, we’ve already got another thing to worry about – bagging that summer internship. Although sitting in front of Netflix for three months may be the best thing you can think about right now, you know (in your heart) that you’ll get so much more out of
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Video Blog – Toby talks Student Media

Posted on 27 February 2015 by Toby

If you’re a Cardiff University student, it’s likely that you’ll have seen copies of Gair Rhydd and Quench magazine around campus. I’d argue that you’re just as likely to have listened to Xpress Radio while you’ve been rushing through the Union to get your lectures on time. The point I’m making is that student media
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Video Blog – Toby talks Work Experience

Posted on 30 July 2014 by Toby

You could be forgiven for thinking that a spot at University (and the degree that comes attached should you put the hours in) guarantees you subsequent employment in your selected industry, and there was a time where this assumption would have been generally correct. As with everything, however, an increase in prevalence results in a
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4 Key Extra-Curricular areas to help build your CV

Posted on 16 July 2014 by Hannah

I got a really good question on Twitter this week asking: what are the kinds of extracurricular activities that you can do to help you get into psychology? The short answer is: pretty much anything! The most important part, in my opinion, is that you recognise what skills you feel you want to develop and
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The Cardiff Award!

Posted on 18 June 2014 by Nina

Hi guys! Long time no post – sorry about that, things have been getting a bit crazy round here. Most students get to do nothing after they finished exams but for me it’s been a bit of a manic rush to catch up on all the commission work that I put off during the exam
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