With the job market being the most competitive in years due to the impact of Covid-19, staying on in education has been identified as a good way to ‘ride out the storm’.
As we currently find ourselves in unprecedented times, you may be feeling, daunted, anxious, or uncertain about what returning to university in September/October will look like.
Universities UK report that the health and safety of students, staff, visitors and the community will be the main priority in the process of reopening universities across the country.
So what can you expect to change?
Universities will be making a whole host of changes relating to the day-to-day running of each institution. This may include aspects such as layout, the delivery of teaching and learning and the way in which assessments will take place. There will no doubt be a focus around virtual learning and may now pave the way for the future of universities going forward. The best way to find out what changes may affect your learning is by visiting your university website.
What can you do to gain further experience?
Despite the impact of Covid-19 it is important to still explore opportunities that will expand your work experience and those all-important transferable skills that employers look for. Alongside completing a degree, university presents the perfect chance to take part in extra-curricular activities, and you can put these on your CV and use them to demonstrate your skills and personal strengths.
Looking into the future, it is important to also look at the opportunities that are available after you graduate from your degree. These include but are not limited to a postgraduate degree, a graduate job, a graduate apprenticeship and more.
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