Author Archives: Hannah Zelei

22 December 2014 - 5:14 pm Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

It’s that time of year again, the time when everyone starts getting festive and this leads to some super creative things appearing in homes. Whether you love creating beautiful handmade decorations and cards or are just a bit skint – making decorations and presents can result in some lovely creations. Continue reading “Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!” »

12 November 2014 - 11:00 am What did you do last summer?

With the bleak autumn/winter skies, the freezing winds, and the rain – such rain; you would be forgiven for forgetting that less than 2 months ago we were still on our summer break. It feels like the depths of winter are approaching, so I’m going to reminisce about what I did in summer  and hope that the sky brightens up by the time I’ve finished… Continue reading “What did you do last summer?” »

26 October 2014 - 3:42 pm Back at USE!

Hi everyone, I’m back as a USE intern for a second year YAY. Another year filled with projects, blogs and, above all, enterprise. This year I have a new intern role – a role which hasn’t been available before. I am now the schools intern, quite apt if you consider last year I was the embedded enterprise intern – I have another role which involves education and learning. I can’t wait to get started. Continue reading “Back at USE!” »

21 May 2014 - 12:30 pm Musicians are enterprising.

On Tuesday night (13/5/14) my boyfriend and I went to see a band called Snarky Puppy at Band on the Wall in Manchester. The venue was packed out and the atmosphere was great. We saw them there last July at the Manchester Jazz festival, and on both occasions they were amazing. They are difficult to define under one genre but I would describe them as Jazzy/Fusiony/Funky awesomeness. The reason I wanted to talk about them is because I think they embody enterprise. Continue reading “Musicians are enterprising.” »

19 May 2014 - 11:31 am Exams exams exams…

Its that time of year again, the time when you spend your whole days stressing about work and exams and then not actually doing any work, you start procrastinating by watching FRIENDS for the 50th time and end up watching all 10 series’ and feeling like you’ve accomplished something. For me personally, I usually find exams quite stressful (who doesn’t) but this year my exams are a bit different. As some of you know I am a music student, and people often ask what we are examined on/ what we do. Continue reading “Exams exams exams…” »

17 May 2014 - 11:30 am Upcycling, freecycling, recycling…

Recently I’ve become obsessed with trying to make ‘stuff’ into ‘better stuff’ and generally trying to locate things for free. As students, we love a good freebie, but my obsession is partially to do with the fact that my parter and I are buying our first house, and although we are buying the house we probably aren’t going to have very much money to furnish it with. So we type into Google how to make a cheap table – and thousands of websites appear, showing us how to screw pallets together and paint them and use a washing machine drum, some lights and a big piece of glass or a V8 engine (like we have one of those lying around). Continue reading “Upcycling, freecycling, recycling…” »

28 March 2014 - 11:51 am But what is networking?

So … networking. It’s what people do whilst wearing suits and sipping cocktails isn’t it? Perhaps not…The dictionary defines networking as a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest. Personally when I think of networking I see a group of  businessmen and women sharing their business ideas, making new contacts and generally doing the things that I wouldn’t do. But that simply isn’t the case – networking can mean so many things and everyone should do it. Continue reading “But what is networking?” »

29 November 2013 - 10:42 am Why complaining pays.

British people do not like to complain about things. Fact? Well they don’t like to complain about things to the people who have given them cause to complain, they like to complain to their partner/friends/parents. But when it comes down to it why shouldn’t we complain to the bank/restaurant/electricity company that has caused us trouble. They caused us strife, why not get some compensation? Continue reading “Why complaining pays.” »

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12 November 2013 - 10:07 am Pumpkins… Not just a pretty face

So the joys of Halloween and Bonfire night are now just a distant memory, with Christmas lights being switched on and people getting their trimmings up everyone forgets about the poor little orange fellow in the corner of the room. Lonely and wrinkled he sits there but no-one lights him up any more, until finally he thrown out with the rest of the rubbish and forgotten.

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4 October 2013 - 10:52 am Save money, Be enterprising!

As students we’re always looking for ways to make our money stretch further, be that with freebies, buy one get one frees or cheap recipes to make food stretch further. So I’ve decided to share with you some ideas, thoughts, and excellent websites that I’ve come across in my bargain hunting in the hope that some of you will get use out of them. Continue reading “Save money, Be enterprising!” »

  • About the author

    Hannah Zelei

    Hannah Zelei

    Helloo everyone! I'm Hannah, an intern here at USE. I'm just going into my third and final year studying music (Dun Dun Duuuuun) and when I'm not working hard I love to play piano and violin! I also have a small teaching business and will be keeping everyone updated with (what I hope are) interesting blogs. . .