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PERSONAL PROFILE AS A


STUDENT IN YORK By Ryan Allen


In recent times university has appeared to become not just a place to pursue in depth academic study, but a stepping stone to career advancement and the key to getting further in the world of work. The big question students like myself increasingly find themselves asking is ‘Will this university help me get into employment or useful postgraduate study?’


Being a student at the University of York means that the advantage of living and working around a picturesque campus (if you can stomach some heavily outdated 60’s breezeblock and architecture) with an extensive lake and accompanying animals is coupled with an idyllic, historical city just a short journey away. Whilst this is a plus during the time of an undergraduate degree the real focus on the university shifts from how enjoyable the time


spent there is, to how effective it will be in life after it, in finding work or pursuing further study.


It’s no big secret that in recent times securing a job after graduation has become a sticky issue thanks to an incredibly volatile economy and record numbers of students in higher education saturating the market. With this challenging cocktail, the rise in prominence of university league tables which


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