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Pandemic passions: making time out count

A brand new 2020 diary, scrumptiously leather-bound with gorgeous thick paper waiting for my scrawling hand. Fast forward to March 2021 and this diary is practically empty. My concept of time has been completely rehashed, all tasks rotating around the small circle of kitchen-desk-bathroom. My social calendar is blank and my scheduled hours at University […]

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Careers: how to find summer internships

With the semester finally coming to an end, and with an inevitably long summer ahead, some of us might be looking for internships or some work experience. Although it sounds tempting to spend the holidays doing nothing, we all know that the British summer won’t grant us three months of sunshine. Why not use these […]

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Combatting sexual harassment: what must be done next

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual harassment Recent movements such as #MeToo have encouraged individuals to come forward with experiences of sexual harassment. The most recent accusation is against former Vice President of the Obama administration, Joe Biden. Seven women have come forward stating they were made uncomfortable by his actions towards them. […]

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How to be boosting your CV throughout the year

Grades are important but are not always the necessary evidence of the various skills that employers value and often seek. With an increasingly competitive job market, finding ways to stand out from the crowd appears a daunting prospect. There are, however, multiple ways in which you can bolster your CV which can even allow you to […]

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Careers Conversation: a student’s experience in the LEAPS programme

Last summer I carried out a week placement with LEAPS (Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools) as a student mentor for their High Flyers Program. The program provides around 40 local S4 students the chance to stay in university halls to gain insight into the life of a university student. My role was being in […]

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Interview with the Careers Consultant for the Business School

Finding a job after leaving university is both at the forefront of students’ minds but also on the backburner for most of the time as university deadlines are deemed as more pressing and graduation seems a lifetime away. Below is an interview with Steve Norman, the Careers Consultant for the Business School and the School […]

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What’s happening in the murky world of student internships?

Arguably one of the biggest, yet perhaps most subtle indicators of how British society has changed in the last few decades is the rise of the student internship. What was a rarity twenty years ago is now considered the norm, and for many a requisite step in following their chosen career path. Although there is […]