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Moving away from parents: a guide

If you haven’t had any experience in living on your own, moving away from your parents for university can seem scary. But it can also be one of the most exciting times of your life. Living in halls of residence is a great way to gain independence, learn life skills and make new friends. Here are my experiences of moving away from my parents for uni.

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Postgraduate Conferences: Fun not Fear.

Conferences are one of the big changes that differentiates postgrad life from that of undergrad. As your research gets more tailored and specialised, going to conferences becomes an essential and fun activity.  It is here that you get to really discuss your research and interact with peers and everyone is in the same boat.  Conferences often have several talks so you can select which ones you go to, with rest breaks in between to network and enjoy a snack!

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4 things I’m glad I did before starting university

Starting university is a huge milestone for all new students. At sixth form, you had the luxury of home cooked meals, your parents doing your laundry and not spending money on rent. When you move to uni, you’ll quickly learn how to be independent and fend for yourself. Adjusting to university life can be challenging in the first few weeks, but you’ll gain confidence and life skills that will last throughout your degree. Here are the 4 things I’m glad I did before starting university.

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STRIVE Update: Our Work Experience in Spain Continued

A few weeks ago, we met 3 students completing work experience in Spain as part of the STRIVE scheme. Abigail, Caitlin and Jordan, who are spending 4 weeks work experience in Santa Coloma primary schools, have updated us on their experience.  The students will be sharing their journey from 20th May to 20th June 2018 in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain.

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What to look out for at an Open Day

Thinking about whether university is going to be the right choice for you? Open Days are a fantastic way to have an in-depth look around at a university and see what it’s like. It’s useful to see the campus and city away from the pictures featured in websites and prospectuses. Although everyone wants something slightly different from university, I’ve put together a handy list of things to look for on an Open Day!

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STRIVE: Early Years Education Work Experience in Spain

What is STRIVE? STRIVE stands for the Student Traineeship and Research into Vocational Education. It’s an overseas work experience placement for students studying Foundation Degrees in Early Years or Learning Support. The scheme is offered by the University of Worcester in partnership with Halesowen College.