This guest post was written by Kara Copple of The Accountancy Partnership, which manages accountancy and tax affairs for over 4000 UK businesses of varying size.
Congratulations! You’ve worked so hard and finally got your degree. You may be thinking “now what?” – should you go straight into the world of work, or should you take some time for yourself?
While some will opt for getting a job while all your knowledge is fresh in your head, there are plenty of benefits to holding off. A well-earned break after all those long hours of hard study sounds enticing, doesn’t it?
However, a survey conducted by HostelWorld in 2016 showed that only 25.93% of respondents had taken a gap year.
Productive gap years
A gap year might be a good excuse for a holiday, but the best ones are productive as well as fun. We’re not suggesting spending a year sitting on a beach sipping cocktails (although there will be room for some of that).
A productive year abroad can help set you up for a successful career in accounting if you use your time wisely. If you’d like to know the benefits of taking a year abroad, read on.
Are you torn between taking an industrial placement and a year abroad? In this blog post Catherine Bates explains how you can do both! Working abroad can be a challenge, but it’s a challenge that’s worth embracing.
Catherine, seen in white blazer, with her team: Internal Communications for Customer Affairs
When I first heard about the Airbus internship scheme, I knew instantaneously that this was something I wanted to apply for. Having previously researched the “year in industry” CSER8000 module, I knew that the Airbus internship scheme would align perfectly. Continue reading
Rebecca Evans, Work Placement Manager shares student tips on how to settle back into university life after a year away.
Congratulations on completing a placement year and welcome back to Leeds!
If you’ve had a year away, particularly if you’ve been working, as opposed to studying, it can be difficult settling back into university life, so here are some tips from other students on how to make the transition as smooth as possible… Continue reading
1. Colette in France
2. Catherine accompanying a school ski trip
Colette: Studying Mathematics and Biology and spent a year teaching English in primary schools in southern France.
Catherine: Studying English and Philosophy, and spent a year teaching English in a secondary school in western Germany.
When did you decide you wanted to do a year abroad Continue reading
Thinking of taking a year abroad as part of your degree? Hannah-Clare Akitt, a student who is currently on her year abroad, gives her advice on things to bear in mind.
Whether you’re studying languages and a year abroad is compulsory, or you’ve just decided it might be a good idea, there are a few things you need to think about before you apply.
For me, as a language student, the year abroad was inevitable, and preparations began at the beginning of my second year Continue reading