Hi, my name is Afiyah Nadeem.

I am a personal/lifestyle blogger behind WhenLifeAwakens.

I am currently studying BSc Psychology with Honours at Aston University and will be working with the NHS Forward Thinking programme as an assistant psychologist during my placement year.






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Hi, my name is Bilal Qadoos.

I’m a Chemical Engineering student at Aston University. Currently, I’m on an industrial placement at Cadent Gas Network.

Since starting my placement, I have seen huge improvements in my development. This has really helped my confidence and has enhanced my problem solving skills, something which is vital in my chosen career. 

Going to university has been one of the best decisions in my life and helped change my life around completely.



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Hi everyone, I’m Katie!

I study Psychology and Sociology at Aston and am currently on my placement as a ‘Marketing and Market Research Assistant’ at Research by Design in Birmingham.

My role involves looking after their social media platforms, website and blog as well as assisting on all the different research projects happening. I love how varied the work is there, two days are never the same which keeps it all really interesting. I also really enjoy creating the online content and experimenting to see what works most effectively.



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Hey! My name is Megan Williams and I am an English Language student, currently undertaking my placement year at The JobShop here at Aston University.

My role within The JobShop is to market the volunteering sector to students and to promote the massive benefits students gain through volunteering with UK Registered Charities.





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Hi guys, my name is Harjap Bassi.

I am currently in my final year studying Sociology, which means I have a compulsory dissertation to do – so i’m feeling scared and excited at the same time! This my last year at university (unless I decide in the future to do masters) so I will be making the most of last moments I have as a student 😞. I will be blogging throughout final year sharing my experiences, advice and what I get up to you – so stay tuned!



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Hello everyone! I’m Nakai.

I am a third year student at Aston University studying Accounting for Management. Luckily for me, for the next year I’ll be studying almost anything and everything I want to in the sunny Spanish Capital; Madrid! I’ll be sharing all the highs and lows throughout my study abroad as well as any tips and advice I can offer to anyone thinking of undertaking such a placement. Stay tuned 🙂






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