9 alternative interesting degrees
As it's that time of year when students are deciding what degrees they might like to invest the next three years in, there are many you might not think possible, from grape growing and wine making, to embroidery and blacksmithing. Here are some that piqued our fancy, and may pique yours too:
What is freshers' week: 5 tips to help you survive it
Every year in September you may have heard would-be uni goers discussing Fresher’s week and wondered what the hell is it and what carnage goes on at those parties and social events, especially with the new stories and antics that come with it in our laps.
Interesting alternatives to the most popular UK degrees
The most popular degree choices are much trickier to get onto as there are more people vying for every place. If you have a university in mind that you really wish to attend and you are worried that you might not get accepted, choosing a less popular degree could be a good option.
22 Things to do when you're bored at work
Everyone feels bored at some time during the day, and it’s a great way to tell yourself that it's time for a cup of tea, a breath of fresh air or a stretch of the legs. It’s part of the rhythm of your daily activities, along with feeling overly motivated and raring to go, or feeling as th ...
4 reasons why you should take a duvet day
Are you one of those work-from-homers who have been slogging away at those extra hours during COVID? According to business support company, NordVPN Teams, the average Brit is now working an extra 2 hours a day. Just think about it; 2 hours a day over 48 weeks (if you are someone inclined ...
How to stay on top of your job search
For most of us, job searching is that overwhelming feeling of scrambling in the dark for something you’re not quite sure of. Each application is something that gets set off into the aether with absolutely no clue what’s going to happen, whether you’re barking up the wrong tre ...
Fake it till you make it at work
In the early noughties, a Channel 4 reality TV programme called Faking It burst onto the stage. As an early social experiment, contestants were put through their paces as they tried to conquer a world they had no experience of. Cellist Sian Evans learnt to be a club DJ, burger-van ...
4 ways to overcome Imposter Syndrome
Do you feel “intellectual phoniness” or as if you’ve “lucked out” in the workplace and don’t deserve the position you’re in? That’s exactly what clinical psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes found in 1978 amongst female graduate students, who, despite havin ...
How you should ask for a promotion
Feel as though you’ve been in your role for far too long and really should have had an opportunity to move up, gain more responsibility and learn something new? But what do you say to your line manager? How do you prepare for that conversation? And what do you need to know on the ...
Should you leave a full time role for a contract?
Been offered a contract position but don’t know whether it’s a good idea to take it? Deciding what the best career move for you is always tricky, but with a new type of position it can make the decision even more complicated. We’ll do a little deep dive into your options.