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It's the Job - responsibility, deadlines etc. It it a bit more stressful than I expected, but that's how real-world jobs work. Apart from that - not much pressure, people are nice, software is useful.
They allowed us to jump in almost straight ahead. There are still some limitations, obviously, but I've never been denied to do anything "just because you are a student".
People have spent a enormous amount of time showing us what's what.
It's relatively relaxed. If you don't sit around surfing Facebook whole day, nobody will complain that you are not working hard enough. It's still expected that you have your job done, but I've never had a necessity to stay late or work hard as hell to make sure something is done.
We are allowed to do anything other people are doing, with some supervision of course.
Working on such a big project with such a great people can never ever be useless.
People are usually taken up by the work they need to do.
We've had lots of training just because RAL is quite a dangerous place if you are not careful. Speaking about skills relevant to my job - as I mentioned above, it's astonishing how much time people have spent tutoring us.
Sports and Social Club
Not quite sure that it's the right career path for me. The problem is, I don't know which is. :-)
There are lots of students on-site, lots of event are happening.
The area is extremely expensive.
I've lived in a very small and quite town, so not much of a Nightlife. Which I am not a fan of anyway.
On-site lectures/tutorials/other events are happening all the time.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
8th November 2013