My outlook for summer is bleak

Now that the end of my placement is right around the corner, the prospect of summer is looking a little dull to me. I’ll be doing some work as per usual to pay my first month’s rent and beef up my savings a bit in-case I end up needing to take my car to university... Continue Reading →

Did I choose the right course?

It would be interesting to know that I rewrote my personal statement and began researching engineering extra-curriculars two months before UCAS applications opened. My heart had been fairly set on medicine since the age of ten, having always been interested in the human body and learning about illnesses. So why the last minute change after... Continue Reading →

All My Friends Are Graduating

Taking a placement year puts me in an odd place as it is approaching the point where most of my friends are graduating their standard three year degrees. Of course it isn’t all of my friends, as we all take different paths. Some friends left college and got into work and I have seen them... Continue Reading →

Getting a STEM Job: The Extra Bits

Trying to find a placement or graduate job is difficult. Applying for that first professional full-time role in your potential dream role will seem rather daunting, especially when you are struggling to find the relevant experience that is often listed on job postings. Luckily, the term is a bit more open for interpretation at this... Continue Reading →

Trying to save money

When I have something in mind, like a car or an impending deposit, I am quite good at saving and can always find a way to put some money aside for my goal. However, when I have nothing to specifically save for, my savings account is bare and my current account is also looking a... Continue Reading →

Less than three months to go…

I have been on my placement for just under ten months and have loved it all the way through. There have been points were I have been so busy I thought my head could spin, and other days when I would twiddle my thumbs. This is typical of most offices, but the overall experience has... Continue Reading →

Working out a routine at university

One of the many things I want to improve about myself is my health. This not only includes eating well and doing some exercise, but getting a decent amount of sleep. My time at university involved many 24 hour plus stints awake due to my night job, day job and occasional need to study. This... Continue Reading →

My transition from university to placement

I have mentioned that I am currently doing a placement year between my second and third years of university in aerospace engineering. At first I couldn't even imagine what being on placement would be like compared to the comfortable life of university, but now I can't even imagine returning to university this September! The change... Continue Reading →

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