Should I get a Job at University?

Hi Everyone!

So for today’s post I thought I would give you the pros and cons of having a job at University, as for a lot of freshers it is a big question that they want answering. Now I’m not here to tell you whether you should or shouldn’t get a job, but I hope these pros and cons will help you make your mind up on whether you should get a job. I know lots of people who have jobs but I also know a lot of people who don’t, it is all personal preference.

Pros 

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Make Money – One of the main reasons that people get a job at uni is so they can have  some more money as more often than not your student loan wont cover half of what you want it to.

Meet New People – By having a job you meet new people who aren’t just on your course or in your university halls.

Gain New Skills – If you manage to get a job in an area you have never worked before you can gain some new skills that will look great on your CV.

Gain Work Experience – If you manage to get a job related to the area that you want to work after your degree you can gain valuable work experience that may give you an edge when it comes to applying to graduate jobs.

Better Time Management Skills – Having a job at uni forces you to have better time management skills as you have to work in your uni work around your lectures and your work shifts.

You Become More Money Aware – Earning your own money makes you more money aware because when you spend your money you’ll think twice before buying that useless item you probably don’t need as you’ll start to value money more.

Cons

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Less Free TimeNow obviously if you have a part-time job at Uni you will have less free time. If you have a very busy uni timetable or a lot of work to do outside of your lectures then maybe you should really think about whether you should get a job or not.

Can Make Life More Stressful – Now this isn’t the case for all people but having a part time job can make life more stressful as you have less time to do things but if you have good time management skills it should work fine.

 

It is obvious that there is more pros to a job than cons but it all depends on personal preference, as if you know that you have a lot of work to do and having a job would stop you doing that then maybe don’t get one. However, if you have enough free time and want to earn more money then you should get one, but always remember you degree should come first and a job second, so keep that in mind when deciding.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

xoxoxox

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3 Good reasons you should go to University

Hi Everyone!

So as it is nearing results day and many of you will be making the decision about what University you will be going to or even whether you want to go all. As I am entering my 3rd year at University I thought I would give you 3 Reasons you should go to University other than to get a degree. So without further ado let’s get to it.

1. Meet new people

14448889_10206002315211928_2007258518932834290_nChances are you’ve grown up in the same area all your life and unless you went to a college separate from your high school you probably have grown up and know the same people all your life. Going to uni gives you the chance to meet people you wouldn’t ordinarily meet and make friends with people who you may not have though you would be friends with.

2. Try new things

Now people try all sorts of new things at uni, but honestly whether you are good at a sport or not or have never heard of that sport or society but think you might want to try it, you totally should. You don’t have to be good at something to give it a go

3. Become more independent

14479635_10206056427964713_5296242140891390894_nNow whether your living at home or on campus you become so much more independent at uni. The learning style is so much more independent learning based that 6th form or college. If your moving out then you gain so much from living away from home, you have to learn to do so many things for yourself but it is definitely worth

I hope you found this post helpful and enjoyable, look out for more posts coming soon!

xoxoxoxo

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My 3 Flying Must Haves

Hi Everyone!

So as it is summer people are traveling alot more, meaning people are flying more. So because of this I thought I would share with you all my 3 must haves when flying, regardless whether it is a 2 hour flight or a 10 hour flight. So I hope you enjoy this post and lets get into it.

Headphones and Phone 

So these go together side by side, I always have my phone and headphones for a flight. this is because quite often on flights I listen to music or podcasts so having my phone and headphones with me allows me to do that. Also if you are on a long flight that has inflight entertainment it is always handy to have your own headphones incase the airline doesnt provide them or you just want to use your own.

A Book 

Another thing I always bring with me on a plane is a book, whether its one ive been reading or a brand new one i have just bought. I find reading is a great way to kill time on a plane or while waiting for a plane, so I always have one with me.

A bottle of water 

Now I know you cant take a full bottle through security but you can bring an empty one or just buy one in duty free. Having a bottle of water means I can keep hydrated at anytime I want and it also means I dont have to buy drinks on the plane.

Sorry this post was pretty short but I hope you still enjoyed it. Stay tuned for more posts coming soon.

xoxoxoxo

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A Day Swimming In Waterfalls at Krka National Park, Croatia

Hey guys, so I recently came back from my holiday in Croatia. While we were there we went on a day tour around Krka National Park, and it was honestly incredible. So I thought I would share it with you all. We had 4 stops on the tour so I will split up the day into those stops. Anyway I hope you enjoy this post and let’s get to it.

Stop 1 – Skradinski Buk

So after about an half an hour drive from Trogir, we arrived at Krka National Park. Our first stop is the big waterfall of Skradinski Buk. This is the one which you tend to see most pictures of. Once we got there our tour guide explained a few things before letting us go off for 2 hours on our own to walk around the area and go and swim in the waterfall. Although it was really busy getting the change to swim in the waterfall was incredible.

Stop 2 – Canyon View and Island Monastery

Our second stop was only a brief one on the way to stop 3. After driving for a while through amazing scenery we stopped at the top on a canyon for a few minutes to take some pictures of the Island Monasteries. The view was incredible!

Stop 3 – Roški Slap

For our third stop we went to a smaller less busy waterfall for an hour. I didn’t take many photos here mainly because I decided to swim here for a while as it was my quieter!

Stop 4 – Šibernik Old Town

Our final stop on the tour was the Historic Centre of Šibernik. The town is a UNESCO heritage site and it’s absolutely incredible. When we arrived our tour guide gave us a brief history of the area before giving us an hour to walk around. When we were walking around we found a fountain that had little tortoises in it which was super cool. Once we had left Šibernik the bus dropped us of where we were staying after a super long but amazing day.

I hope you enjoyed this post about my day in Krka National Park and Šibernik Old Town. Stay tuned for more blog posts coming soon!

Xoxoxoxo

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5 Things to see and do in Barcelona

Hey guys so as I said in my last blog post I’m still on holiday in Croatia! Keep a look out for Croatia blog posts coming your way very soon. So continuing my series of 5 Things to see and do, I have chosen Barcelona. So without further ado let’s get to it!

La Sagrada Familia

The huge Cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudi, is absolutely incredible. Despite construction beginning in 1882 it isn’t due to be completed until 2028. For a price you can go inside the building and have a tour which takes you to the top of one of the spires, giving you an amazing view of the city. Whether you decide to go inside the Cathedral or not, it is most definitely a must see in Barcelona.

Parc Guell

Parc Guell is another must see attraction in Barcelona. The park dedicated to Antoni Gaudi’s work. From the highest point you get an amazing view of the city leading all the way to the beach. You do have to pay a small fee to go into the park and I would definitely recommend booking in advance as only 300 people are allowed in the park at a time . I would most definitely recommend a visit to this gorgeous place

Barcelonetta Beach

There isn’t a lot to say really about Barcelonetta beach other than it is absolutely gorgeous. Even if you don’t spend long here I would recommend a visit to see the gorgeous sandy beach and the sea. It is the perfect chill spot for a few hours after walking round the city.

La Ramblas 

La Ramblas is an amazing 1km long street in the centre of Barcelona with tonnes of little stalls selling everything. The atmosphere is incredible walking down this street, there are tonnes of street performers and musicians all the way down the stretch. I haven’t really got much more to say other than it is 100% worth the visit.

Camp Nou

Camp Nou football stadium is the home to FC Barcelona and is a phenomenal place to visit. The atmosphere is amazing both inside and outside the stadium. Not being the biggest football fan myself I was slightly sceptical of going but I honestly would go back time and time again. You do have to pay to enter the stadium but even if you don’t go into the stadium I would recommend going and having something to eat and drink on the onsite bar as it was honestly some of the best food I ate the whole trip. I would 100% recommend a visit to Camp Nou.

I hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for more posts coming soon!

Xoxoxoxo

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21 before 21

Hey guys, so when this is posted I’m actually on holiday in Croatia and the day after my 20th birthday. So I have decided to make a list of 21 things I want to achieve before I turn 21. I hope you find this post interesting and let’s get into the list.

1. Get a first in at least one Uni assignment

2. Start doing yoga at least twice a week

3. Start going into the free weights section in the gym

4. Run a charity race like the Race for Life or the Great Manchester Run

5. Lose a stone in weight

6. Start eating a healthier diet

7. Try and go vegan for a week

8. Book a trip outside of Europe

9. Become more body confident

10. Decide on a postgraduate course

11. Learn 3 new skills

12. Read at least 5 new books (I’m a slow reader)

13. Finally go see a chiropractor

14. Have more date days with my boyfriend Will

15. Have more mate dates

16. Cut toxic people out of my life

17. Go to the German Christmas markets

18. Try 5 new foods

19. Complete my photography portfolio

20. Book another interrail trip

21. Be happier in life

So there’s my list of 21 things I want to before I’m 21. I know some may be silly and pointless to you but they all mean something to me.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Xoxoxoxo

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5 Things to see and do in Paris

Hey guys, so I decided to continue my 5 Things to see and do series with 5 Things to see and do in Paris. So without further ado, let’s get to it.

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