From College To University

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For this post I was asked to write about the change from college to University. About this time last year (October) I started writing my personal statement and applying for different universities. It was quite nerve-wracking waiting for their response but in the end I got offers from 4 of my 5 choices. I decided to go to the University of Leicester because of their good ranking in post-graduate employability and because when I went to the Open Day, it instantly felt like a nice place to live in.       Continue reading “From College To University”

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Visiting Barcelona

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As part of the SWITCH European Project, we had the amazing opportunity of going to Spain. More precisely, we stayed in Santa Coloma De Gramenet, Barcelona. The trip took place in April and we were 3 students and 7 members of staff. The reason I had the chance to do this was because I have written blog posts and translated intellectual outputs for the project. Continue reading “Visiting Barcelona”

Translating

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For the next task I was asked to translate a document from English to Italian as I’m an Italian native speaker that moved to England over a year ago. The transcript is a guidance tool for mentoring students. It was titled ‘Mentoring Programme’ and it aims to help boost the confidence of mentors and provide them with the necessary information to carry out lessons. The document has 14 pages and is a mix of text, templates and pictures. It contains activities to do in class, explains what makes an outstanding employee and the effectiveness of communication.  Continue reading “Translating”

074799

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Hi my name is Cyndi and I study A Levels at Halesowen College. My goal is to gain a deep understanding of global business practices and to be able to set up my own business. My grandfather is my biggest inspiration; he owns a vineyard and seeing how committed he is to his company had a big influence on my decision of wanting to be an International manager. A particular module in AS Business called “Managers vs Leaders” caught my attention last year. I understood that being a manager is not only about managing people on a day-to-day basis but is also about developing followers and taking calculated risks. Continue reading “074799”