Alannah Trew

Alannah is a third-year History student at the University of Liverpool. She is originally from Brighton and hopes to one day work in magazines. She enjoys writing, travelling and wearing berets, and speaks moderately comprehensible Spanish.

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For culture - Riga, Latvia

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Shiny new pennies come off the production line at the Royal Mint in Pontyclun

Beat the bar work: Alternative ways to make money at university

Easter is fast approaching and every student’s and soon-to-be graduate’s thoughts will soon be turning to summer. Are you trying to plan the holiday of a lifetime, but your overdraft just isn’t stretching far enough? Well, it’s not too late to earn some extra cash before the semester ends. Taking on a job at a bar or in retail can be hard to fit around a busy season of essay deadlines and revision, but there are various other ways to make money at university that offer flexibility for when you need to pull an all-nighter in the library.

Chalk it up to experience: BBC3's 'Tough Young Teachers'

Tough Young Teachers review: How like teaching is it really?

BBC Three’s recent six-part documentary follows the lives of six new graduates embarking on their first teaching job. The premise seems like simple enough, if not slightly tame for a channel more known for highlighting the wilder side of modern youth on Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents than promoting graduate recruitment. However, as each episode’s introduction notes, “there is a catch – they’ve only had six weeks of teacher training before being unleashed on the kids.”

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