I’m an Intern……Get me out of Here!

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I’m an Intern, get me out of here!

It might seem quite an extreme statement, however, myself, Emma & Nicola have recently been trying to build up our skill base by “getting” ourselves “out” of the office and on to training modules or involved in other activities. Continue reading

Stress = Success?!

Can you turn stress into success? Apparently you can, if you improve your resilience to life’s challenges.

Work, stress, Home, stress…..

I went on Turn your stress into Success training yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed it. I definitely think this is an area of our lives that we all need to get better at tackling, so it was relevant to everyone. Continue reading

NASMA Conference at the Hilton in Liverpool!

The Hilton Hotel Liverpool – Our home for 3 days!

Hello bloggers!

Nicola and Emma here!

We have finally returned to The University of Lincoln after a whole load of busy days filled with external Uni events and the NASMA conference! What’s NASMA you might ask?? NASMA is the National Association of Student Money Advisers they are the leading authority on all matters relating to student advice and funding. As we are all new to the world of student money advice it was great to become members and attend their three day conference in Liverpool. Continue reading

Festival of Light 2012

Hello blogging world it’s been a while! It’s Nicola here.

You’ve got 2 blogs today because I wrote this one in the Student Support Centre and Matt wrote the previous one in the Marketing Department and we didn’t know we were both blogging! So 2 blogs for the price of one…


Olympic Torch 2012 – It travels to Lincoln today!

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Lots To Do

So it has been quite some time since I last wrote a blog here. This has mainly because due to events and days off I haven’t spent a long time in the office. So I suppose I best give an update on what I have been getting up to. I have been out and about attending events in Scunthorpe for Higher Education evening at colleges, as well as manning the Student Affairs stand (along with Emma) during the post-graduate open day. The first event was really quite busy, handing out dozens of prospectuses left, right and centre. It was quite an eye-opening to realise how much detailed knowledge about each course the marketing department know (Gareth from marketing attended this event with us), and how much we really are going to have learn when we start attending the larger HE and UCAS fairs across the country.

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Happy Monday!

Taking calls like a pro

Hello bloggers – hope you are easing into the working week nicely 🙂

Today, like most days recently, has been a nice mixture of duties! Hannah is away on annual leave today, so the Outreach Team are one down. We really should start getting used to this as the next few weeks are full of events & holidays – but I still find it strange being one member less than usual. Continue reading

A Mixed Bag

I’m finally back writing my blog, (its Matt in case you didn’t know). After going home on my holiday leave and then suffering from a stomach bug for a few days I have returned to the office. Today has been more relaxed than usual but nonetheless a busy day in the Student Support Centre. It appears that the day has become busier as it goes by. Having the general check of emails when coming in this morning and catching up with a back log of NASMA emails to browse through we all awaited our training booked in for today.
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The Third Cohort…

The University of Lincoln – The Main Admin Building – Our main base during our internship.

Hello blogging world, it’s me again (Nicola).

This is turning out to be quite a busy week for us interns, the days are running along pretty quickly.

Matt mentioned in yesterday’s blog that we attended the Introduction to Internships at The University of Lincoln (quite a mouthful). I found it to be an incredibly useful and informative day. At first I wasn’t sure if I would be catered for (not sure if that’s the right way of putting it, but I’m sticking with it). What I mean by that is I thought the day would be aimed at students who have just graduated and started their first job (post-university) as an intern. However that wasn’t the case and once we had taken part in a bit of intern speed dating (really, that happened) we all, including the trainers, got to know everyone’s individual story. Continue reading

Training

I’m (Matt) starting this blog a bit unsure about what exactly to write about. This is simply because I have been out of the office all day at a training event. This training was titled ‘Introduction to Internships’, and acted as way of being able to utilise the most out of the internship. This was the first out of many that we will be taking which has been a nice, unexpected surprise about working in this role. Continue reading