What to do before your first day at your new placement

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The first day at your new placement position may be among the most memorable — and perhaps stressful — of your career; especially if it is your first office based job. However, as with every stressful situation, there are a few steps you can take to avoid any unexpected surprises and give the best first impression. Read more

Bonfire Night

 

It’s the 5th of November in the UK. People all going crazy about fireworks and burning some guy in a bonfire, and you are there wondering ‘Where have I ended up?’. Do not sweat it. It’s a totally normal thing, well at least here, and a pretty nice holiday to be honest. There are firework displays in all cities, towns and villages, bonfires and loads of food and drink for everyone to go round. Some call it ‘Bonfire night’, others know it as ‘Guy Fawkes Day’ or even ‘Firework Night’, it’s all the same holiday. Read more

Cooking – Easy and on a budget!

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We all look forward to leaving the comfortable nest we call home. We grow up and the time comes when we need to spread our wings and take care of ourselves, gulp!  Once you move out, everything is sweet, you don’t have to clean daily, leave dishes to “soak in” for a couple of days, listen to loud music 24/7…the list is endless! Life is great until you realise you can’t cook and you might just not survive on dry chicken and over cooked rice for very long…

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Getting to your placement location

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You got that placement offer! Finally. Well, congratulations you deserve it! You might be lucky enough not to have to relocate, but the majority of people would have to move to another city, county or even a whole new country. With that come along loads of things that need to be considered and one of them is how to actually get to this new place. Read more

How to succeed in your first professional meeting

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Placements are all about new experiences and getting to experience things that will challenge you and of course teach you how to become a better professional. Impressing in your first interview will definitely give you the job but you will need to prove yourself many times during your placement period. Read more

Things you might find weird about Brits…

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If you are coming to the UK for the first time for a longer period than just a week or two, you might notice that British people do things differently and might act in different ways that you’re use to. Disclaimer ahead. With this post we do not mean to offend anyone. It’s just a fun way to portray some typical British habits that a Non-UK person might scratch their heads over. But trust me, by the time you know it, you will already have acquired some if not all of these peculiar habits. Read more

How to get into 9 to 5 routine

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Life of a student is really not too bad. Yeah it can get stressful at times, one day you are chilling with your friends, going out and enjoying the “adult” life and the next day you have 7 coursework deadlines, 3 presentations and an exam. We get it. We really do. We have all been there but believe me when I say this 9 to 5 malarkey is quite a different story. Read more

Habits of likeable people

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Everyone wants to be liked. It is a fact. However, not everyone can achieve that. The reason why this is happening is because it is so hard to pinpoint what exactly you need to do, in order for people to like you. Do you need to agree with everyone, be out-going and social, or is it just something you are born with? There are so many different opinions on what makes someone well-liked but not one definite conclusion. That’s why we gathered below the common habits of the most fetching people you will meet in the office! Read more

Living a low cost budget life in the UK

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Let’s face it, a student’s finances are not amongst the richest ones. We know that most students live on a budget and try to spend as less as they can. When you are a student your favourite phrases while shopping become – “Buy one, get one free!”, “Three for the price of one” and so on and so on, you get the idea. This blog post will give you a bit more information about where to shop for what. For all of those who have no idea where would be the cheapest place to get stuff like laundry detergent to finding the best deal for a sack of potatoes, this one is for you. Read more

How to stay healthy in the office

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Leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle is challenging but it can be even harder when you work behind a desk. You sit for a long period of time in front of a computer, drink 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day and eat snacks in between your breaks. It is hard, we all do it, and this is why we have couple of ideas for you to stay healthy whilst working in the office.

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