The Dissertation Experience

The Dissertation Experience

In May I had the pleasure of returning to Leicester University to deliver a presentation to MSc Labour Market Studies students during their Teaching Weekend. Nerves aside, I was excited about sharing the learning from my dissertation experience. In preparing the presentation one thought immediately came to mind – undertaking the dissertation was like climbing […]

Interview Questions – preparation is vital to achieving success at an interview

The following interview questions are not an exhaustive list. The objective of sharing the questions is to enable you to think through possible answers; answers that will focus your mind when preparing for an interview. Preparation is vital to achieving success at an interview.   About your job / work Describe a typical day in […]

The icing on YOUR cake

In January 2010 I wrote myself a goal. It read as follows: The sky is blue and the sun is shining brightly on the daffodils that are dancing in the wind. It is spring 2013 and I’m at Leicester University with my husband and parents awaiting the commencement of my and my fellow students’ graduation ceremony. Inside the main hall […]

Focus on what you want and what you are good at – job-hunting hints and tips

Hello everyone. I’m now just 4 days away from the graduation ceremony and am SO looking forward to it. I’ll share the experience with you in another blog after the event. Since my last blog I’ve been busy job hunting; I found that the key to success, just like my studies, was to remain focused on what you are good at […]

Your questions are welcome

Hello fellow students and potential students, If you’re considering studying at Leceister, specifically with the Centre for Labour Market Studies, then feel free to ask me any questions about studying by distance learning at Leicester. If you are a fellow student, don’t forget that two brains are better than one and so if you have any […]

Dissertation Hints and Tips

Hello everyone. I’m back, and now that my studies are over I thought it would be of some value to share with you some hints and tips regarding the dissertation process. This blog is divided into a number of areas. It is however of importance to explain the context of my dissertation because, with this […]

Coming soon…..dissertation hints and tips

Hello everyone, Just a quick message to say I will be posting another blog in the not so distant future covering the dissertation. I apologise that I have not written anything for a while – I was busy finishing my dissertation and then studying Norwegian over the summer months.   On another matter – if […]

Teaching Weekend (May 2012)

As mentioned in my first blog I highly recommend attending the teaching weekends. They are motivational and there are always some take-aways from the CLMS employees and of course other students. Regrettably, the next one (next week in fact) I will not be attending. I am only 7 weeks away from submitting the dissertation and […]

Recommended reading for module 4 and the dissertation

Hello everyone, I want to share with you a few books that I have found of real value for the module 4 assignment and the dissertation: Bell, J.(2010) ‘Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time researchers in education, health and social sciences’, Maidenhead, England. Open University Press (5th edition) Bryman, A. (2008) ‘Social Research Methods’ […]

Learning from a distance does not mean you are alone!

When I started the MSc International Human Resources (HR) and Globalisation course, in February 2010, 20 years had passed since I had studied at a university. I was both excited and apprehensive. One of my lifetime goals of studying for a master degree was about to be realised. Now, as I near the end of […]

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