‘Freshers Week is an opportunity to get to know the university, socialise and join fantastic societies’!
I’m sure many of you have heard this line before, or perhaps have seen the over enthusiastic staff at the university beckoning you to join their societies. For some first year students, this may be exactly what you were waiting to experience, for others it is a daunting experience. Continue reading
Q3) What are your weaknesses?
Approach: State weaknesses that you have tried to improve on e.g. impatience
- I used to struggle to plan and prioritise my workload. However, I have taken steps to resolve this and now I have started using a planning tool and diary system on my laptop. Continue reading
Interviews are usually the last hurdle one has to
jump over in order to land a job, a placement or an internship. Interviews can
be very daunting considering that they are designed to do just one thing: find the best possible candidate.
Sometimes it may feel that the questions being
asked have been designed to deliberately catch you out or make you question whether you are up to the job or not. But that’s not their intention.
Some questions aim to establish how well you cope under pressure, others will be to
reveal your personality or to see what your career aspirations are. Continue reading
When applying for jobs, vacation schemes, internship etc, it is most likely that the employers will ask for a covering letter to support your application. This covering letter will be one of the focal points in the employer’s assessment of you as an individual, so please do not over look writing a strong covering letter.
So what are employers looking for? Continue reading
Will I be able to study in the UK as a Student Visitor?
Universities all across the UK welcome international students to study. However there can be confusion as to whether you as an international student, have fulfilled the criteria that would enable you to study at your chosen institution. The term ‘student visitor’ is used to classify international students who are not nationals of member state countries in the EU. As a result those who wish to study abroad in places such as the UK, need to apply for a visa. In order to fall under the category of a student visitor, you must have been accepted on to a course of study in the UK. The requirements that the institutions must fulfil is provided below. Continue reading
What does this mean for students and workers?
Often, member state nationals of the European Union forget, or are unaware of the rights that they are entitled to. As citizens of the EU, we have specific rights conferred to us. So what does that mean for Union citizen students and workers?
Well according to Article 45 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), workers are entitled to enjoy the rights of free movement. This includes abolition of any discrimination based on nationality between workers of the Member States with regards to: employment, remuneration and other conditions of work and employment, by virtue of Article 45 (2) TFEU.