Student Finance: What You Need to Know

Student finance UK

The other week, I went to a conference for people who work in Widening Participation, the sector that helps a more diverse range of people get into university.

The opening talk was given by the shadow secretary for education who went on and on about how students are leaving university with such huge debts and how this is terrible.

It was at this point that I knew that I didn’t care for his thoughts.

Just in case this gentleman is reading, and also anyone else who wants to know about money and being a student, I’d like to lay out everything you need to know about student finance.

Let’s go. [Read more…]

Spend Just 10 Mins to Greatly Improve Your Life

This week I bumped into one of my favourite people – Joe Glover. Like me, he has a full-time job, but does other cool stuff on the side (if you’re in Cambridge, London or Norwich then you really must check out his marketing meetups. Not just for people who work in marketing; it’s useful for anyone in business).

I’d not seen him in a while, not since he started the London and Norwich meetups. And also the podcast to accompany them. I had to ask him:

How do you find the time to do it all?

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3 Things To Do Before Accepting That Job

before you sign the contract

There is so much advice out there on how to get that job. However, what you do between the time you are offered that job, and when you accept it, can shape how successful you are.

Especially when you’re desperate to leave your current job, or the new offer is the perfect next step for you, it’s all too easy to jump without having taken very necessary steps first.

Here’s my simple three-step list of things to do before you accept any job offer. [Read more…]

Turn the Tables in an Interview

Interview Tips

This week I read a really funny post on LinkedIn while I was at work. It was a fictional advert from a candidate to a job offer, using all of those overly used phrases. “There has been a high level of interest”, “your details will be kept on record in case an opportunity arises in the future”.

It even asked the company to give references for the manager’s direct reports, and to check the director’s credit rating as part of the decision process. [Read more…]

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