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Morethanwork month

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October 2012 is morethanwork month

*New* What's happening around the UK in morethanwork news

*New* morethanwork SOS

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Need tips on ways to become an amazing student employee? We've gathered together tips and information from our Student Employee of the Year nominations to show you what it is that employers think is amazing in a student employee. You can view the Stand Out Stories (morethanwork SOS for short) on the NASES Student blog.

*New* Morethanwork Web chat series

Visit the new blog to join weekly webchats on issues around student working. The schedule for chats is listed below.

  • Week 1. Wednesday 3rd October: "How do I get that job?", Advice from job shops on finding work, CVs, interviews and much more
  • Week 2. Wednesday 10 October: "Studying and working in the UK", tips and information for international students
  • Week 3. Wednesday 17 October: Finding a job using social media
  • Week 4. Wednesday 24 October: "Inside knowledge!" Advice from employers and job shop staff on how to impress them
  • Week 5. Wednesday 31 October: "Become an award winner", Advice and information about national and institutional working student award schemes 


What is morethanwork month?

During October universities and colleges around the country welcome their new students. Morethanwork month is a celebration of student working and a great time to start thinking about how you're going to get the skills you need in order to do what you want when you leave. Whether you're looking for experience that will take you far in your career or for a way to get you the cash you need to live there are people on campus who can help you make the most of the time you spend working. Working while studying can really put you ahead of the game when you leave as our Student Employee of the Year winners have found out.

How do I get involved?

As soon as you arrive on campus start asking the question "Where is the job shop?"

What is a job shop?

Job shops, or student employment services, are the people on campus who will help you to find part-time work while you're studying. You'll find them in many different places: some are in the students' union, some are in careers departments, some are in student services. Wherever they are they'll be able to help you. Depending on the kind of service your college or uni operates you may be able to:

  • join the on or off campus agency or temp bank;
  • use the job advertising board to find part-time work in your area;
  • get advice on how to apply for work including CV writing, how to present yourself, do's and don'ts of social media and much more;
  • you may also be able to link the work you do in your spare time with an award scheme that gives you credit for the skills you gain through part-time or temporary working.

However, chances are that the job shop will be looking to find you. Visit their stands at freshers events and find out more. For examples of the kind of thing you might expect to see on campus take a look at what happened in 2011 on our what happened near you page.

Anything more going on?

Yes. You can follow events using the Twitter hashtag #morethanworkmonth and keep up to date with events on our NASESStudent Facebook page. We'll be running some virtual events for you to get involved in on social media so like and follow us to make sure you know what is coming up.

In the meantime you can take a look around the morethanwork site. It's full of handy hints, case studies, factsheets and links to help you get skills, understand your rights and make the most of your opportunities. 

But I AM a job shop!

If you are a NASES Member job shop you can find materials and information about the event on our practitioner pages.


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