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Things I didn’t expect to do at Uni

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When I first arrived at Uni I thought my course would be about concentrating on lectures and reading text books. However during my first year I realised that it wasn’t soley focused on academic materials but that the importance of understanding the real world application for the theory was a very important element.

1 – Writing a personal blog

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I have started to write my own personal blog surrounding business controversy or breaking news regarding my area of interest within business such as marketing. Currently due to exams I have not posted much, however with summer in sight I will continue to post regular blogs.

2- Becoming a Peer Mentor

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As well as starting my own blog I’ve realised how important it is to make myself stand out from the crowd and gain skills that will benefit me when I graduate. So I started to think about what I can achieve using all the resources and facilities the Uni has to offer.

I’ve now decided to become a peer mentor for my third year so if you’re  starting a business degree in September I may just be helping you out.

3 – Becoming a Student Blogger

Earlier this year I became a Student Blogger and I’ve loved communicating to potential and prospective students, trying to give you an insight in University life from my perspective.

This role is important to me as it helps me to develop my skills but also helps you :). Many prospective students look at league tables and statistics, making their judgement and choices via numbers, whereas my fellow bloggers and I can give you a first hand look at real student life.

4 – Starting a business

I have been inspired by one of my current modules on my course which focuses on Operations strategy and management. With this in mind I am considering setting up a gym clothing business and I feel very equipped to do so  because of all of the hands on knowledge I have gained this year.

I feel very fortunate as Newcastle University Careers service also provide lots of help to students who are thinking about starting up a business. So if you have any ideas that you’d like to chat about with an adviser I’d certainly recommend that you give them a visit.

Now that I’ve finished my second year,  I’m looking forward to coming back in September to start on my final year at Newcastle.

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