When I first started at King’s a year ago, my enquiries about a postgraduate office/workspace were met with blank stares and mumbles of ‘try the British Library’. I was disappointed as I’ve always had an aversion to working in libraries, especially the silent kind, and I’d been hoping that a workroom would be a space where catching up with colleagues would brighten the otherwise lonely business of doctoral research.Now with our shiny new Virginia Woolf building on Kingsway, I’ve got all I wanted and more. Not only bright, open-plan research space, but a kitchen and comfy sofas too. The best...
Every summer, I leave normal life behind for a few months and enter a parallel universe, or at least that’s how it feels working in the Social Programme Office at the English Language Centre at the University of Bath. Having always taken every opportunity to meet people from other countries and learn about their cultures, when a job first came up at the SPO, just as I was finishing my undergraduate degree in Bath, I jumped at the chance to spend all day every day looking after a large and diverse group of international students. I loved it so much...
Nicola is a free spirited individual with a strong personality, who is always open for new opportunities and loves meeting new people. Her passion for the hospitality industry started from the age of 16, where she worked in restaurants and B&B’s on weekends to earn pocket money.
After winning the bursary, Nicola was excited to finish Matric knowing what lay ahead of her. She enrolled at The International Hotel School this year and is currently in her first...
How to evaluate MBA programs in Washington DC
By Keegan Cassady, MBA candidate May 2013
Every year, employers seek increasingly qualified applicants trained and verse in business, making the MBA increasingly commoditized. That said, not all MBA students enter their programs for the same reasons. Some seek advancement, some enlightenment, some encouragement. MBA students come from a myriad of backgrounds, running the gamut of ethnicities and ages. There are four questions you need to yourself ask before jumping into this vital degree:
Does the program cater to my career goals?
At Mason’s MBA program, the degree is tailored not...
So strange to think that I had my last ever seminar at King’s today. So it’s an end of an era. After five years of seminars and lectures here it is hard to believe that I will never be present at one again. Even if I do a PhD here I will not be attending classes but having supervisions.After the class a few of us had lunch together to celebrate. ...
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