You may have noticed that your University is about to shut its doors for a month! Nice for some (Writer wishes he still enjoyed long University Holidays…) but many British students will go home to visit family during this time and so if you’re an International student in London, you may want a few things to do besides all the pre exam revision (Sorry to mention that).
International Jet-setter Nick Elliott reports on the differences between three very different working cultures. Vive la difference!
Are you looking for a part time job in term time? Some full time work over just the summer period? An internship? UK work gives you skills and experience that UK graduate employers value, as well as offering the opportunity to use your English in a business setting and with a variety of people.
Ah yes, another pretty infographic. Useful for that fleeting distraction from editing those last 500 words before tomorrow's essay deadline. But hang on, what if these really were The Most Important Work Skills of 2020? What if you didn't get through the most important interview of your career in 2019, because of your lack of social intelligence or new media literacy? Ok, so the below might not become your new blueprint for how to live your life, but it might give you a good insight into how businesses are starting to think. What could you be doing now to be able to adapt to different cultural settings? Perhaps working abroad, or getting an internship in a global company, might help you to build up some great examples of this skill? Could signing up for an optional module in a different department provide evidence of transdisciplinarity?
Topics: employability skills
Frontrunner for Disabled Students is a three day leadership and employability programme sponsored by Santander. Over 400 students from 100 universities across the UK have now attended the Frontrunner for disabled students programme. This is a free residential programme with the next course taking place in Nottingham from 4-6 November.