By Melissa Kievit, 3rd year Sociology This is a sentence I sometimes struggle with. How can you develop the skills employers find attractive during your studies? Every co-curricular activity offered usually promotes itself with the claim, “this is good for your CV”. This can be seen so often it can begin to seem unbelievable. However,
The University ran its annual Health & Wellbeing day in Elphinstone Hall on Thursday 25th October for King’s Campus based staff and students. The event had lots of activities to get involved in, including: cookery demonstrations, life style checks, dance demonstrations, fat analysis, sprint and exercise-bike challenges, and much more… There were also free food
By Abigail Sked, graduate blogger Five years ago, when I started university, I received my first student loan payment of somewhere between £600-£1000 and I was over the moon. I budgeted for my rent, essentials and an expensive week of parties during Welcome Week but I got a real shock when I realised that academic textbooks
Scamming is nothing new! Con artists been around since the 1820s, using the technology and tools of their time to convince you to part with your cash or personal details. Victor Lustig (1890-1947) – famous for selling the Eiffel tower not just once but twice! – used early 20th century mechanical technology to baffle his
By Ivana Drdakova, Studying English and Scottish Literature Freshers‘ week is nearly here – starting with the Move in Weekend on the 1st of September and concluding on the 9th of September. Freshers‘ week is exciting for new but also returning students as it gives time to let off some steam before the university starts.
Tanya Bhayani, University of Aberdeen (MA Psychology, Year 3) When I came into third year, one aspect of university life that felt daunting was the pressure of knowing that I had to solidify my learning techniques and be prepared for the imminent increased work-load. In retrospect, I realise that I was far better at dealing
By Abigail Sked 5 years of studying at the University of Aberdeen and my recent graduation have mounted up to countless life lessons learned but I’ve narrowed it down to my top ten. 1. Good things come to those who put themselves out there. Be open to new opportunities – you never know