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Work Experience – A Catch 22 Situation?

In a report out this week, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills found that 66% of employers say that work experience is a crucial factor when recruiting new candidates. We all know how valuable [...]

University offers: firm & insurance choices

The UCAS deadline has now past, and many of you will already be receiving offers from your potential universities, but the UCAS process isn’t quite over! There is still one major step which you are [...]

Part Three: Creating A Professional Online Image

This is the final instalment of our social media blog post, and I thought it was essential to touch upon the importance of making sure you maintain a professional image online. With more and more [...]

Part Two: Can You Use Social Media To Get A Job?

Last week’s blog post looked at how students can use LinkedIn to search for jobs. Social media is meant to be just that – a way to share content and take part in online networking. [...]

Part One: Can You Use Social Media To Get A Job?

There used to be a time when graduates were able to leave university and waltz straight into their dream jobs, but things have changed. With the current job market and economy as it is, students [...]

The Art of Networking

Networking is a word that gets bashed around a lot and everyone talks about how important it can be. Not to jump on the band wagon but it’s true! We meet thousands of students every [...]

10 Top Tips For Academic Interviews

Many of you will now have submitted your UCAS applications (or very close to submitting it), and over the coming months will be invited to attend an interview with your prospective universities. Some students find [...]

Your Union: More than Just a Bottle of Jack

Our blog entry this week comes from Charlotte Keen, a student at the University of Bath. She provides a great insight into the benefits of your student union, and how to make the most of the [...]

The Jump From School To University Life!

This weeks blog post come from Sam, an Oxford University History Graduate. This is the first of two blogs that will be posted by Sam, and focuses on the transition from A Level study to [...]

Studying Abroad For A Year

This weeks blog comes from Haniyyah, who wants to share some of the fantastic experiences she had whilst on her study abroad year in France! On the final day of my Erasmus year I waded [...]

Application Advice from EY

This week’s blog post is brought to you by the EY Schools Recruitment Officer, Harriet who shares some insight into the top five qualities she looks for when recruiting students. As a member of the [...]

Gap Year

There is often an assumption amongst students that they should avoid taking a gap year because it could affect their university offers. Having met a number of admissions tutors over the years, they always tell [...]

Disability, Disclosure & Employability

As Prince Harry launches the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, it turns our attention to those people who go on to achieve great things in the [...]

Introducing the New PP Team

Monday, 1st September marked a big milestone in the PP calendar. We grew from a two-people team (yes, that’s right – we are a two-people team) to four, and we are super excited about our [...]

What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?!

I was constantly asked this question by my parents, teachers, distant relatives, and people I barely knew. When I told them that I was off to university to read Geography, I always got “that look”. [...]

Results Day: A Step-by-Step Guide

It’s been a black mark in your calendar all summer and you break out in a cold sweat just thinking about it. Every sixth form student in the nation will go to bed on August [...]

Making Your Medical Work Experience Work For You

We meet thousands of students each year and many ask us for advice on how to find relevant work experience within the medical profession. It's definitely not an easy question to answer, and the advice [...]

Enriching Your Personal Statement

Everyone can write a personal statement that sparkles - it’s just a matter of knowing how. Whether you are a scientist, a linguist, a student of the humanities, a mathematician or a potential lawyer or [...]

Applying to Oxbridge

We are really fortunate to have a lot of supporters here at Pure Potential who are always volunteering to help us so we can offer the best advice and guidance to the students we work [...]

Why go to university

When I was at school, I had two choices: go to uni or get a job. Things have changed since my time, and students are now faced with a myriad of options from going to [...]

5 Tips To Help You Master Revision

Most students shudder when they hear the word revision, but there are some really simple steps you can follow to make revision a little more palatable. We run various workshops on revision techniques and time-management [...]