The results are coming...

While most of us are enjoying our summer jetting off on holiday or having a relaxing break somewhere. I know that there are plenty of sixth form students who will be beginning to get anxious about their impending A Level results.


It seems like a life time ago (even though it was only three years ago!) that I was having endless nights lying awake worrying about whether I had done enough to achieve the grades that I needed to get into University. After the tiring UCAS forms, nail-biting interviews, sleepless nights of revising, soul destroying exams and becoming a complete recluse during exam season it’s unbelievable that the next three years of your life will be determined by the grades written on a single sheet of A4. Taken out of context I find it humorous that I was so terrified a mere piece paper.


I remember so many family members and friends telling me not to worry. It becomes infuriating because they don’t know what it’s like! They are fine,  they have a job, got into university or have their life sorted. They don’t realise your whole future depends on this. But the truth is that it is probably best to take their ... read more

Posted On 07/08/2015
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Amelia's Intern Diary - The farewell edition

And so begin my last two days…

I have been working for the Retail Office for 11 months.  I have been on training courses, achieved an ILM level 2 qualification, worked events and had the pleasure of getting to know many talented people who work all over the university in different departments.  It has been more than I expected it to be.  Working in an office has been very different to my degree days but I have learned a lot more about myself and how I work.

When I applied for this job, I didn’t know if I could do it, if I could perform to the standard required.  I looked at my CV and could see I ticked every box but still felt uncertain.  I felt the same when I did my GCSE’s and my A-levels.  When going to university, each essay felt like a battle against The Fear.  The Fear of failure, of not reaching my potential, of letting myself down. 

Each time I surprised myself and achieved beyond what I thought I was capable of.

If you are good at something, acknowledge it.  Build yourself up and chase your next goal, don’t wait for it to come to you.  Send that application ... read more

Posted On 30/07/2015
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