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What Is the Internet of Things?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer: Jubilee Campus In a nutshell, the Internet of Things (IoT) allows everyday objects to be sensed or controlled remotely through the internet in order to automate a process. It could be anything a lightbulb in your home, which is being controlled by your mobile phone; or a smart city, where …

The Future of Work: Cyber Security

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus Cyber security is how we protect computers, hardware, and software. This could be through technology, processes or measures that we take to protect ourselves from cyber crimes. As more things become reliant on technology, and our homes and businesses contain more internet-controlled devices, it is more important than ever …

What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus If you aren’t aware of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) yet, the likelihood is that you are going to hear more about it over the coming months and years. We are in an exciting and progressive era with advances in technology, such as robotics, artificial intelligence and internet …

Become a Teacher – Why on Earth Would You Do That?

By Stephen Sharkey, Project Coordinator There is no denying that teaching is complex, challenging and, at times, can occupy a huge amount of your life. However, for six hours a day, you have the unique opportunity to spend time with young people who could make a difference to your life, as you do to theirs. …

ParliaMentors: Making a Difference in the Community

By Joshua Holt, final year, BA Hons International Relations Parliament can often seem like a distant concept. You decide who you want to sit there on your behalf, but often that’s where your engagement ends. It’s not uncommon to start feeling pretty detached from the whole process. Among our generation, it’s even worse. Do you often hear people say they feel disconnected with …

Why Learning To Code Will Make You Future-Proof

By Indiana West, Digital Content Producer and English and Professional Writing Graduate Not many things have the ability to split the nation in two. Marmite, Brexit, milking your tea before or after the water… Now, it seems that there’s one more we can add to that list: computer coding. There are those who can and those who …

Why Failing an Assessment Centre Revealed I Was Pursuing the Wrong Career

by Abigail Bennetts, third-year, psychology My “I-need-an-internship” panic began back in the first term of second year. I had come to the conclusion that I didn’t want to pursue the traditional route into clinical, educational or forensic psychology after finishing my psychology degree, but a career in business sounded appealing. After a brief look into …

Five Dos and Don’ts of a Christmas break

By Dale Claridge, final year, chemistry student The first semester of university can be pretty hectic. Whether you’re bogged down with essays and lab reports, or you’ve finally found a spare moment to start preparing for January exams, graduation can seem like more of a distant fantasy than an inevitability. However, anyone with friends who …

Five Tips for Science Graduates Who Want to Become Writers

By Rebecca Bull, MSc Bisochemistry, and copywriter at Hallam Internet To some, pursuing a career as a writer after completing a science degree may not seem like the most logical step. I faced quite a bit of skepticism about my choice to become a writer,  but I’m glad I didn’t let it put me off. I …

The Changing Legal Landscape – What Applicants Need to Know!

By Andrew Chow, second-year law student The significant rise in the number of law graduates each year, coupled with the disproportionately limited number of training contracts offered by law firms, inevitably leads to a fierce competition for training contracts. As an inherently service-based profession, candidates are expected to demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills …