My assessment centre experience (Georgie)

When applying for work placements and graduate jobs it is quite common to be invited to an assessment day with the company you have applied to. This is so that employers can get a better idea of whether you are the candidate for them. To prepare us for this experience the Manchester Fashion Institute recreates…

Deciding between subjects. How I chose my degree (Latifa)

Choosing a subject to study at university might be easy for some, but for others like me I did not know which subject to do until I looked at these determining factors. Let’s take a look…. So, in my particular situation after my 2 years of college I went on and took a gap year,…

Preparing for job interviews (Toby)

In my last post, I guided you through the process of writing a CV and look at you now – I’m so proud. However, there is still much work to be done. It’s time for part two of this brutal process – preparing for an interview. (That gif was me applying for the job to…

Things I am doing to make myself more employable (Georgie)

As part of my course Fashion Promotion (BA Hons), and the same with many courses available at Manchester Metropolitan University, you can choose to do a placement year. For those who don’t know, this means that rather than going straight from 2nd year to final year of study, you spend the year working in a…

Applying for a Masters Course (Alice)

Graduating this year and haven’t got a clue what to do once you’ve finished? Maybe you went straight into work after graduating and are now realising you want to go down a different career path? So you’ve come to the decision that a masters is the next step for you. But where to even begin?!…

The things I love about Manchester (Latifa)

I might be biased, but I love being in Manchester. One reason why Manchester is such a nice place to live, it is very easy to get around. Public transport consists of the easy tram, train and bus routes, so it is very easy to make your way around Manchester. If you have a car…

Choosing where to live at uni (Izzy)

Once you’ve decided which uni you want to go to, you need to decide where you actually want to live. MMU has a huge range of accommodation, some on the campus itself, and some a little further out. I chose to live in Liberty Central, which are halls just across the road from the Students’…

How to write a good CV (Toby)

Ahh writing a CV, the start of a VERY FUN process. But we both know that you want that job… Well lucky for you, I am here to help. Especially since everyone else in your life as soon as you mentioned CV probably did this: Now, not to brag, but I currently have two jobs…