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@CU_TodayNews – Follow the tweets!

Every person or business seems to have a Twitter nowadays, and CU Today is no exception. @CU_TodayNews already has hundreds of Coventry students, Post-grads and Journalists following the daily posts.

Posts include published and updated articles, featured work from previous years, and an easy way to interact with the Editor and other followers. All questions, through tweeting or direct messaging, will be answered almost immediately and information on CU Events such as the Coventry Conversations series are displayed immediately and accurately. Furthermore, ‘Live Blogging’ of events or guest speakers are readily available, with additional photos and videos accompanying the events of the day.

If you are a Coventry Journalism student, you are able to get involved and gain access, or use hashtagging’ to report your own live blogs of events. This will be published or retweeted to the public with credits going to you for your portfolio. Email the Editor if you wish to take part.

With the holidays now in full swing, there’s far more time to get social networking and be ready for the second term with information and article ideas. Click the link here to follow.

Jon Dudley – Editor.

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Is there life after graduation?

Student life isn’t as carefree as it used to be. University fees will go up to £9000 a year starting 2012. High accommodation fees and poor chances of finding student part time work when the market is already saturated with unemployed people, victims of budget cuts, which are trying to find a job to support their families.

I am sure that many students, like me, look with apprehension towards the future.  Stepping out into the “real world” after University can be stressful time for many students. None of us know what is in store for us and what the future may hold.

I have asked Coventry University Students what they think  life is like after graduation, hear what they told me here.

Sam, a Law Student thinks that the key to finding a job after University is work experience. Fatima, Journalism students, thinks you have to start working from the bottom, to get to the top and James, studying Building Surveillance is afraid that not finding a job straight after University will mean that he is going to have to move back in with his parents.

Written by Diana Popovici

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