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Gone in a Snap!

Snapchat is a new SoMe channel that has risen to fame along with the growing population of selfie takers. A recent survey shows 51% of students are registered to Snapchat*. It has quickly became popular due to the self-destruct function …

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Making The Most of Your University Experience

The new university year has come around again and so has the plethora of fresher events. Whilst one may see this as the opportunity to enjoy every free event going it might seem more logical to start sowing the seeds …

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Social Media: A second CV?

It may be hard to believe that Facebook was only created 9 years ago in 2004 while Twitter was launched in 2006. Facebook now has over a billion users and this number is constantly rising. But how is social media …

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Say Hello to Ben, our Summer Intern!

Hello! My name is Ben and I’ve recently joined Stafford Long for a summer internship. I have just finished my second year at the University of Bath, studying Business Administration. Having started in the events department, I have had a …

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Unpaid Internships: A stepping-stone to success?

Internships are increasingly becoming important when wanting to secure a graduate job. There is large debate as to whether employers should pay their interns but law states employers don’t have to pay students who are required to complete a work …

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Disability & employability: Are we on the right track?

The gap between the employment rate of people with a disability and the rest of the population has reduced by 10 percentage points over the last 14 years, according to statistics issued by the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) in …

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The work/study dilemma

May has come round again. Facebook and Twitter are inundated with celebratory photographs of bound dissertations and stark realisations that real life is just around the corner. But does a degree alone equip students with the skillset they need for …

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Vanessa’s First Day

Hello!  I’m Vanessa and I’ve just joined Stafford Long as Events Coordinator. It’s a really great time to join the team with our Go, Open Doors and FreshLook events just around the corner. I graduated from The University of Leeds …

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The UK postgraduate offering

It has been almost a year since the coalition published their report on social mobility. ‘Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers’ looked hard at the key stages in a person’s lifecycle – from the foundation years to the schools years, the transition …

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‘Today’s volunteers are tomorrow’s leaders’

Skills-Based Volunteering (SBV) has been making headlines recently, especially in the US. Increasingly, companies and corporations are switching on to the benefits of sharing the skills of their workforce with non-profit organisations – benefits that go beyond the recipients’ interests. …