Activities, PAL

‘It’s not just the academic, it’s everything.’ Our PALs reflect on their experience this year

Not only was Friday the end of term, it was also the Peer Assisted Learning awards event, celebrating the students who were instrumental in the success of the PAL scheme this year. PAL has gotten bigger and better this year. There were over 100 new PAL Mentors, sessions in 15 academic departments and over 1000… Continue reading ‘It’s not just the academic, it’s everything.’ Our PALs reflect on their experience this year

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Activities, Record it on your HEAR, Volunteering

Finding your niche at CEN8

“CEN8 has so many niches if you can’t find yours, create your own.” In this mini-series, we focus on student volunteers and their experience with CEN8. Thomas, Admin and Management volunteer, talks to us about psychology research, creating opportunities and getting an insight into law. Finding your niche Psychology student, Thomas, fell into becoming a… Continue reading Finding your niche at CEN8

Activities, Student Ambassador

How to answer the big questions – life as a Student Ambassador

  As a Student Ambassador, you are asked a lot of questions by prospective students. Kim finds that the question he is most frequently asked is one he asks himself regularly and finds that his Ambassador role helps him to reflect on both the big questions and himself. After a foundation year at St Martin’s College… Continue reading How to answer the big questions – life as a Student Ambassador

Academic Support and Skills

Student Library Rep – Books + Music + Transferable skills

There are a whole range of reasons to get involved in co-curricular activities. Usually, it’s because the activity is something you really enjoy doing. If you are a book lover, being a Student Library Rep offers a good opportunity to indulge your love of books, get an insight into how the library works, get some… Continue reading Student Library Rep – Books + Music + Transferable skills

Funded and Paid Opportunities

Funding to live and work abroad – the Erasmus+ Traineeship programme

Get funding to live and work abroad – the Erasmus+ Traineeship programme is a great opportunity to have an amazing experience and help you to stand out when you graduate. Five funded traineeship placements are available this summer. Eleanor Saunders from the Student Mobility team provides the details here. What is an Erasmus+ Trainee Placement… Continue reading Funding to live and work abroad – the Erasmus+ Traineeship programme

Activities in Academic Departments

Bringing it all together – Adam’s creative music project

Adam’s final year creative music project fuses drum’n’bass and live performance. To showcase his best work at uni, he’s drawing together skills and experience he’s gained through his academic studies, his co-curricular activity directing an ensemble, and his part-time job. Not only are they shaping his creative project, they’re also helping to shape his career thinking… Continue reading Bringing it all together – Adam’s creative music project