Category: My Answer

Various graduates answers to THAT question: "What are you going to do afterwards?".

My placement experience in Cape Town, SA

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Why should you do a placement year when you can graduate earlier and go straight into work? Article written by BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Student, Nicolas Sigrist As someone who is currently doing my placement abroad in Cape Town SA, here’s my experience and why I think it’s worth doing one. The placement I …

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My summer internship at Practical Action

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AVAILABLE AS PODCAST   Practical Action is an NGO focusing on international development. It aims to help the world to be more sustainable in four ways: Farming that works energy that transforms cities fit for people resilience that protects Their goal is to use practical methods to help people in poverty and enable change in those places. …

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A true friend of the earth

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Not long ago, the University found out more about what motivates Craig Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Friends of the Earth, how he made his way into his green career and how his time at the University of Reading inspired him. What better time than Green Festival to share what we discovered and we hope …

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How to gain research experience as an undergraduate

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If you are interested in a career in research, or if you want to test out life as a masters/PhD student then the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) could be for you! The UROP scheme is specifically designed for University of Reading middle year undergraduates (second years or third years if on a four-year degree) …

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“I had absolutely no idea I would end up doing this, but everything’s worked out fine in the end and I’m perfectly happy.” – Andy’s Answer

Andy Grayson, Secondary School Teacher “Hello, my name’s Andy and I graduated in 2014 from Bath University, with a 2:1 in Sociology. Having always had low aspirations, my intention since about GCSE stage had been to take the easiest possible subject at the best possible university, then by hanging onto the coattails of the institution’s prestige …

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