Top Tips For NHS Healthcare After You Leave The Military

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On The Campus: Getting The Most Out Of Student Life

Every university is different and that means that even students studying very similar courses at two different institutions can have very different experiences. We look at the other things you might consider when selecting a university to study with.

Whilst, it’s sensible to select a university primarily for the course you’d like to study and its reputation for excellence in a particular field, it’s not the whole story. There’s a good reason why many graduates will go a bit misty-eyed when conversation shifts towards nostalgia about the good old student days: studying at university is fun.

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Your Skills: Engineering Success


The engineering skills and experience you’ve gained from the Armed Forces puts you in a good place when it comes to a civilian career. 

From Civvy Street #45 (March 2014)

The everyday activities of the UK’s Armed Forces involve a lot of increasingly complex kit – everything from SA80 individual weapons and Challenger 2 tanks to Chinook helicopters and a communication satellite network called Skynet. (Seriously, did the person who came up with that name never see any of the Terminator films? What were they thinking?!)

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Home Maintenance: More Than Just Marigolds


With more people delegating cleaning, gardening and home maintenance to others, there are real business opportunities to be had – and you don’t need to put on the Marigolds!

From Civvy Street #45 (March 2014), Words: Paul F. Cockburn

Home is where the heart is, so they say, but any home requires a certain amount of ongoing work to keep it safe and snug. According to a report published by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in 2011, UK consumers spend around £27 billion a year on home improvements, maintenance and repairs, covering “a wide range of internal and external services such as plumbing, kitchens and bathrooms, decorating, roofing and guttering”.

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