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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Amelia's Intern Diary - Congregation

It’s Graduation week!

This is by far the best week of the year for the Retail Office.  Being an online retailer, we usually only talk to our customers over the phone but during graduation we get to be on the shop floor and help celebrate with all of the graduates!

This year we have a couple of exciting guest products.  These are items we will only sell at graduation and are not available from us online.

First up is The Bubbly Bauble which is a fantastic way to keep your graduation champagne cork special rather than just putting it in a drawer when you get home.  The cork is put inside a bauble with a little scroll that you can write a personal note on.  It can be presented on a cork stand next to your graduation photograph or hung on your Christmas tree every year as a reminder of your special day. This gift means that your graduation celebrations can last longer than just 24 hours.


Our other guest item is Durham Distillery Gin.  A firm favourite from last year, it has returned! Durham Distillery is a small-batch craft distillery. They produce everything by hand, using traditional methods, the highest quality ingredients and a ... read more

Posted On 23/06/2015
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