How to Get a Good Degree: Making the Most of Your Time at University

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Looking after yourself

In this chapter I would like simply to offer you some tips and wrinkles about a range of factors, some of which will have a bearing on your getting a good degree.

The first section concerns 'getting involved'. Career advisers strongly recommend involvement in extracurricular activities as a means of demonstrating your employability. One way of getting involved is by becoming a student rep at your university, and I include suggestions as to how to go about this. If you are not one of these, and have no intention of becoming one, it is not necessary to read these suggestions. However, you should then look for other ways of showing your potential employability.

This is followed by some more general suggestions relating to committees and meetings. You may already be involved in committees of one kind or another, whether they are official university committees or ones relating to other areas of your social or recreational life. You are almost certain to become involved in committees and meetings later in your career anyway, so if you have the chance, develop useful skills relating to these while you're at university. Expertise and experience in such matters can be an invaluable element to include in your CV, or about which to talk to prospective employers at interviews.

Next, I offer some suggestions about managing your paperwork. This is not so much to do with the paperwork that you are using as part of your studying, but about all the other kinds of paperwork that you may be deluged with, especially if you are involved in committees.

The next section, on lifestyle choices, touches on many things that may or may not contribute significantly to your progress towards a good degree. It is only possible in a book of this size to hint at some of the

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