Monthly Archives: August 2014

31 August 2014 - 10:53 am Sheffield is Startup City of the Month!

No really, this isn’t something I’ve just made up because I want it to be true. Online self-starter society and platform, Startacus, has named Sheffield ‘Startup City of the Month’ for September and they’re looking for content contributions from movers, shakers, meetup and event organisers, entrepreneurs, founders and entrepreneurial policy makers in Sheffield. What a great opportunity for us to show the world why they should be starting up in Sheffield! Continue reading “Sheffield is Startup City of the Month!” »

29 August 2014 - 12:00 pm The end of the adventure

My time here at USE has come to an end, this is strange for me because ten weeks passed just like that; I feel like I literally started last week, I can remember my way to USE the first day, I was so confused, clueless and so many questions had to be answered, but just as I was about to adjust I am leaving. I definitely enjoyed my internship in USE and I am glad that I met all the staff; I am saying that because everybody has been so helpful and kind towards me from the beginning.

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27 August 2014 - 10:07 am That terrifying thing called the “future”

Summertime is great. What isn’t great about summer though is the newfound free time that can leave our minds to wonder a bit too much. And, by that I mean, over thinking about that dreaded thing… the future.

I don’t know about you but there is something about the future that gives me the chills. Maybe it’s the fact that the future is this huge unknown vortex I can’t figure out and that scares me. But most probably, it’s because I’m about to go into my third year of uni and still have no clue what I want to do with my life.

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25 August 2014 - 10:04 am BORED.

So, you have finished your course for the year (or forever), been away for a few weeks with family or friends and you have nothing planned till September. You have come to the realisation that you can watch too much Jeremy Kyle and that your reading list for next year on Quantum Mechanics is (long pause) epic (not). What can you do over the summer?
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23 August 2014 - 10:59 am Be enterprising from your bedroom…

If you’re anything like me then I bet the sound of making money from your bedroom sounds amazing. I love my bed and I love money so what could be better than combining the two?

Can you guess what I’m going on about? (No, it’s nothing illegal so let’s get outta that mindset.)

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21 August 2014 - 3:58 pm Lego is AWESOME

Everyone loves Lego right? I think I have become obsessed with Lego ever since I was born (ok I might have had Duplo for the first couple of years), I think it might be that the only thing that stops you from building is your imagination or in my case running out of bricks.  Continue reading “Lego is AWESOME” »

7 August 2014 - 10:54 am Dust yourself off and try again

If you get the reference from the title of this blog post, we can be friends. If you didn’t, it is a lyric from Aaliyah’s song Try Again (we can still be friends though – I’m not mean).

So after that brief explanation, I bet you’re wondering what the hell my point is. Nope, this blog post is not going to be a dedication to Aaliyah or the song (although I would find that really fun to write.)

Like the message of the song though, I’m gonna talk about that thing we probably don’t talk about that often… failure, rejection and disappointment. DUN DUN DUNNNN.

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4 August 2014 - 10:02 am First Impressions

Sup, my name is Panagiotis but you can call me Michael and I am an intern here at University of Sheffield Enterprise ( The guy with the huge smile in the front desk ). I am from Greece and I just finished my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at City College International Faculty of the University of Sheffield (That’s a long name right there!). This is the first time I visited UK and I am so excited because it’s the first time I will be living on my own. Continue reading “First Impressions” »

1 August 2014 - 10:01 am Making an extra income whilst studying

During the first year of university I always found myself struggling to make it into the next payment period; not because I was an excessive spender, but because my living expenses were just far too high. Working a part-time job was not an option, as aside from being snowed under with coursework and revision, I was developing a business plan for the future.

In my second and third year, however, I did find a few ways to earn a little on the side without hindering my studies. I came across all of the following money-making methods after reading an article in The Guardian about how stay-at-home mums can earn extra cash while on maternity leave. Continue reading “Making an extra income whilst studying” »