As we head towards the beginning of the academic year, I can’t help but wonder what it’s going to bring. And this reflection often goes towards the amazing times I’ve already had here and the choices I’ve made that lead towards those experiences.
The lovely time of packing for university. Books, clothes, and a few pairs of shoes.. oh, no! I forgot the toothpaste! Does that sound familiar?
So, you’ve got your place at university and you now have to actually get ready to go. The time from mid august when you get your results to mid September when you have to start uni will go SO fast, so don’t put off things that need to be done for ‘another time’.
People always say that when at uni you make some friends that will stick with you for life. Uni is a very sociable time where you go out lots, join clubs and societies, meet new people and form new friendships so it’s more than likely that you meet some people that you really click with.
It’s this time of the year that all of you, who are now applying to universities, probably are a bit worried about your results – whether you’ve made it, or you didn’t perform that well…
So, you’ve moved into halls or your uni house and you’ve made new friends but you’re new to the area so you don’t know what to do. There are lots of things you can do in Worcester with your new uni friends! Here are a few things you can do whilst you’re here.
Helen Shaw is Course Leader for Undergraduate Business Management and lecturer in Career and Personal Development.
Her interests focus on employability and the ways in which universities can work with students and employers to create mutually beneficial relationships.
Here is a short interview with Helen
My opinion about work experience…
This blog post is written by a work experience student sharing his opinion and tips about work placements.
HI, my name is Kieran and I’m a year 12 student based in the marketing department on work experience. Here, I’m going to suggest to you why I believe that work experience is vital for anyone, whether it be in year 10, year 12 or at uni itself, as getting used to a working environment in an area in which you are interested in is vital for you future.
Work experience is essential for anyone in life, as it gives them a stepping stone into work, whether it be a paid placement when at university, or just an unpaid internship over a summer holiday at the end of your A levels. Any experience in a field that you are looking at going into is priceless, especially when looking for a job is concerned. Potential employers like to see that an applicant for a job at their business has had relevant experience, even if it is not a very long time, any experience is better than none at all.