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A love letter to TEDxBrum from a very proud Brummie!

I’ve followed TEDxBrum for a while now and like many, I was drawn to the TED concept through the now infamous, TEDWomen 2010, Sheryl Sandberg talk. So you can imagine my delight when my diary was unusually wide open the same weekend as TEDxBrum 2014! This year’s “ideas worth spreading” centred around DIY; the method [...]

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5 months later…my new life in the West Midlands and an Internship I love!

After six months into my lovely new job as a mother, I became really bored of being at home, not having “my own” routine and not getting the chance to design and be creative. A lot of your self-confidence, and time, goes after having a baby because you now have this little person who is [...]

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The Library survival kit: Everything you need for those long library sessions…

In your final term of university you’ll probably find that the library is basically your second home. You’ll spend an upsetting amount of time there, know the staff by name, which computers play up and even have a favourite study spot. The library is not for the faint-hearted. Spells in the library are basically an [...]

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Have you considered the benefits of on-site massage for staff wellbeing solutions?

It has been 8 years since I changed my career and I haven’t looked back. For 20 years I worked in advertising and now run my own complementary therapy business, delivering on-site massage in the workplace. It feels strange when I listen to my clients offloading their stresses; I can see that was me 8 [...]

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Graduate Advantage celebrate a decade and launch postgraduate internships at Aston University

The Graduate Advantage programme celebrated in style at the recent showcase and launch event with a fantastic turnout of Aston colleagues. Support and praise came not only for the programme’s decade as the UK’s leading graduate internship provider, but staff also welcomed the launch of the new postgraduate internships. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Higson and [...]

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