Developing valuable employability skills

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,

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University’s Health & Wellbeing Day

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

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Feeding Yourself on a Budget

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

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Want to know how to avoid being scammed?

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

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Returning to University: Third Year Top Tips

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

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