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3 Things You’ll Experience At A New Job & How To Deal With Them

This article was originally created for The Odyssey Online and has been published here with the author’s permission. Starting a new job is tough, no matter what role it is. You’ve got a new boss, you’re meeting new people, you’re doing new things, making mistakes, and all of these are making it a lot harder to relax and are making your new work that extra bit tiring. Have no fear: this is all normal, even though it admittedly does kinda suck. While making mistakes is inevitab

Herts Uni celebrates hundreds of students’ academic success

[Laura Slingo | News Editor] Nearly 1,000 Hertfordshire University students celebrated their academic success on Saturday 15th December as they officially became graduates. Over 2,500 academics, friends and family members joined the graduates to celebrate their academic achievement and enjoy the ceremonies which took place on de Havilland campus. Sue Grant, Secretary and Registrar at the University of Hertfordshire, said: “These ceremonies form part of the recognition that th

Employers rate Herts among best in the UK

Image: Pixabay [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] The results of a survey conducted by Times Higher Education showed that the University of Hertfordshire is among the top 50 universities for employment of graduates by employers in the business, IT and engineering sectors. Surveyors from Times Higher Education also discovered that the specific skills that a candidate possesses, as well as professional experience and the subject area that the candidate specialises in, are the

Conservative plans to force unemployed young people into community work

[Oliver Price | Contributing Writer] David Cameron has recently announced a new policy promise if they win the general election in May, that will see 18 – 21 year olds who have been unemployed for more than six months doing 30 hours community work and 10 hours job seeking a week in order to keep claiming their youth allowance of £57.35. If this were an hourly wage it would equate to less than £2 an hour, which is less than half the minimum wage for this age range. If a young

Humanities Careers Conference 2014

[Emma Langschied | Contributing Writer] The Careers Conference 2014 was another success, with students being offered internships and advice from six speakers in the main auditorium. The companies represented included: John Lewis, Tesco and the NHS, which all offer positions that a humanities degree could lead to. University of Hertfordshire graduate Calum DiLieto was amongst the speakers, representing Executive Grapevine as Vice President, Editor and Head of Content. Hosting