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Category Archives: University News

Graduate Job Trends

New graduates are under strain – research has shown that 81% of students admit to feeling pressured to find a job within just six months of graduating, with 82% saying they want to earn money or have a disposable income. After a long, hard slog through lectures and exams to the “promised land” of graduation,…
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5 Ways to Break the Ice with New Flatmates

Looking forward to starting university but worried about how you'll break the ice with your new flatmates? Here are our five tried and tested ways to start conversations and make friends with your new flatmates. Use a doorstop for the first few weeks (at least) Doorstops can be very helpful when you're moving your belongings…
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Making The Grade – Are Exams Still Relevant?

For many students exams are a necessary evil. Stressful and time-consuming but also inevitable. But are exams really evil? And, more importantly, are they really necessary? In 2011, Macquarie University in Australia debated whether to get rid of exams completely. They argued that exams fail to develop questioning, self-sufficient learners and promote a superficial and…
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How to break your bad spending habits

Every year, the National Association of Student Money Advisers run a week-long campaign focused on helping students manage their money. This year's theme is all about breaking bad money habits; basically making you more aware of what you're unnecessarily spending and the effect that this can have. It's worth noting that small changes can have a…
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How to prepare for your job search

If you’re currently studying at university, the prospect of applying for jobs now will probably seem a long way away. But while it’s not necessary to have secured a job before you graduate, career planning at university can be the difference between finding the job of your dreams and leaving without any idea of what…
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New Year’s resolutions you can actually stick to…

Your 2018 might have been good, but are you ready for a challenge this new year? via GIPHY We all know that New Year's resolutions aren't the easiest things to stick to but, with a bit of help and guidance, you can achieve everything you want and more. Here are some realistic resolutions for you:…
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5 things no one tells you about student banking

If you're just bumbling along with any old bank account – stop. This 5-minute read is all you need to save more, earn more, and beat the banks at their own game. 1. Lazy doesn't pay When it comes to banking, the only aim of the game is being better off. If there's a bank…
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Student Blogger: University Survival Guide

Dear Fresher, I don't know about you, but before I went to university I found myself reading countless blog posts and watching endless YouTube videos in order to feel somewhat prepared. Despite this, when I got to university there was definitely a few things I was not prepared for and really wish I knew before…
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MY PAD CHRISTMAS CLOSING TIMES

The office will be closed for the Christmas Break Friday 22 December from 4pm. We will be back in the office on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. We will have security on site 24/7 throughout Christmas and New Year. Incase of an emergency during this time, please contact a member of security staff on-site in person,…
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Some things to expect in your first term at university?

Starting university comes along with so many expectations; you want to make friends, have the best time and enjoy your course. As well as surviving living on your own without your parents around. However, everyone has a different experience and it’s different for every student. Moving out and settling in is key when starting university.…
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UWS is celebrating!

University of Scotland has been ranked in the WORLD'S TOP 200 universities that are under 50 years old. This was published by Times Higher Education Younger University Rankings of 2017. The results measure institutions across the world on their teaching, research, outlook, international relations and industry income using a methodology calibrated to reflect the younger…
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