Part time job: pros

Working part time can sometimes feel like its impacting negatively on your studies, but I believe there are many more positives in earning your own money. Something I first found odd coming to uni was no one had a job, not even during half terms. Whereas, back home, you were the odd one out if you didn’t work.

I’m not saying working part time alongside your studies, even during half terms, is good for everyone, especially depending on contact hours. But I do think it can improve your job prospects after uni, and, as cliché as it may sound, help you develop into a more well-rounded individual. Continue reading

Starting a society – ice skating

Do you have a passion that’s so far been unrecognised by the Students’ Union? Why not create your own society – not only is it a great experience for any future career (and is included on your HEAR), it also allows you to do something you enjoy at uni outside of studying. Or maybe it’s one of your New Year’s Resolutions to try something new.

My flatmates created the Ice Skating Society since they were keen to skate more and buy their own skates. We all skated together as a big group in Fresher’s Week and there was interest from people in our block. Continue reading

Small town to Steel City – moving up

‘You’re moving to a big city and you don’t know anyone there?’ ‘Don’t you know the people up North speak differently?’ ‘You do realise it’s going to be so loud and noisy all the time?’ These are all opinions and questions I faced in the run up to moving to Sheffield from East Anglia. Friends, family, co-workers, even the hairdresser, all arguing they couldn’t do it, they wouldn’t know anyone or their way around. It was almost as if I’d told them I was packing up to fly to Australia alone and never come back. Continue reading