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Graduate news and views on student life

Check out our tips about making the most of university, graduate careers and job hunting.

You’ll also find news about events such as the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition and TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.

Brunch, quirks and Harry Potter: an insider's view of Durham University

Every university comes with a hoard of stereotypes, and Durham University is no exception. Quizzes and blogs mainly associate it with being posh, full of so-... (view)

Posted 18 September 2019.

How to create the perfect playlist for your commute to your interview

Travelling to your interview can be as big (and nerve-racking) an undertaking as the interview itself. Stressing about how early you should turn up to your... (view)

Posted 9 September 2019.

Ten people you'll recognise from university halls

It’s safe to say that everyone meets a selection of weird and wonderful people while at university. There will be friends for life, but at the same time there’... (view)

Posted 3 September 2019.

Bright drinks, birds and the bubble: what I learned about Warwick uni

Here are ten things I learned about the University of Warwick during my time as a student there. 1. The University of Warwick is actually in Coventry… Like... (view)

Posted 2 September 2019.

Nine things I would've done differently in my final year at uni

I’ve never been the sentimental type. When people used to tell me that uni would be the best three years of my life, I would smile and nod, inwardly thinking ‘... (view)

Posted 29 August 2019.

Nine things you need to know to survive (and love) Aberdeen

Coming from the south of Sweden to Aberdeen, I had made sure I wanted to study at the university but knew very little about the city itself. What I found was... (view)

Posted 27 August 2019.

Six things I'm tired of hearing about job hunting

As a graduate looking for jobs, I’ve learned that the advice people give about job hunting tends to revolve around vague, meaningless and clichéd turns of... (view)

Posted 22 August 2019.

Disneyland for nerds: seven things I learned about Oxford as a student

Matthew Arnold once dubbed Oxford the ‘city of dreaming spires’, an appropriate epithet given the ornate architecture that dominates the city’s skyline. From... (view)

Posted 19 August 2019.

Eight ways to spend your long university summers (and get a job at the end)

Whether you’ve just graduated or are gearing up for another year at university, you’ve still got a month or so of summer to go. It’s easy to get carried away... (view)

Posted 14 August 2019.

Cindies, Curry King and kitsch: what I learned about Cambridge from studying there

Cambridge is the home of the country's second-oldest university, many examples of the UK's most stunning architecture, and at least three Pret A Mangers.... (view)

Posted 8 August 2019.