Uni’s Out – Offspring Inbound!

If you have children who are away at university, it’s that point of the year. We can almost hear the groans of delight and dread as the peace and quiet that it took you 6 months to get used to (and even start enjoying) is about to be broken. Uni is out, which means the return of your offspring […]

Continue reading


Uni’s Out – Will your choose Plan A or Plan S?

Last week we took a light hearted look at the impact that scholarly undergraduate children returning for the holidays might have on parents. We considered the lifestyle changes about to befall Mum and Dad, with tongue pressed firmly in cheek. We thought we should balance it with an altogether more useful blog entry. So, here are some ideas for […]

Continue reading


Student Talent Pool Imminent

If you’re in Business and need staff over the next few months, there’s a whole pool of talent about to be at your disposal. With the University summer break imminent, a massive temporary workforce is about to be available the businesses of Britain. One way of approaching it is to advertise temporary vacancies, pay the minimum wage and promote that […]

Continue reading


University – it’s Big Business

Universities aren’t just for students. The employ thousands of academic and support staff. On top of all those tuition fees, research grants and student loans, there’s all sorts of industry clustered around them. From food to accommodation to information technology, we take look at the top 5 businesses you might find supporting a University campus…

Continue reading


End of Uni Year – Part 2: The Road Home

So, the Examination Head Coordinator has shouted pen’s down. You’ve clicked the lid back on the regulation black ballpoint, and take a deep breath. That’s it. The final exam of the 3rd semester. The summer break is here. Which means you’ve got time to let your hair down for a week or two and then head home to embark on whatever adventure you’ve […]

Continue reading


End of Uni Year – Part 1: Home Time

It’s that time of year again. The point when the summer semester is drawing to an end, the stress of exams is over and students up and down the land are packing up their stuff and heading home for the holidays – or even away on a gap year. So it’s time for part one of a […]

Continue reading