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5 Ways Studying Abroad Can Improve Your Prospects

By Lydia Percival, student blogger Going to a university less than an hour away from where I live, it may come as a surprise to some that I have decided to study in Australia next semester. I first heard about the study abroad program through my course department. Seeing what a fantastic opportunity it would …

How to Apply for an Academic Job in China and Be Successful

By Dr Wan (Victoria) Hu; MA Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting, and PhD Translation Studies at The University of Nottingham. Dr Hu is now a lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. The number of Chinese students in the UK is increasing, and if you are a PhD …

Should I Do a Masters?

By Alice Gould Before I went on my year abroad in Sweden, I had no intention of doing a masters; the thought had never crossed my mind. Law students aren’t really expected to do a masters. In fact, I’d even been told by a law firm at a careers event that they didn’t care about …

Get off to a Flying Start With a Year Abroad

By Alice Gould, student blogger Whenever anyone asks me about my year abroad in Lund, Sweden it’s hard not to start spouting every cliché you can think of. The thing is, they’re all true. My year abroad was the best year of my life, I did meet incredible people from all around the globe, and …

The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? How I Chose My Postgraduate Course

By Rajesh Ramesh, student blogger Red or blue? When Morpheus poses this question to Neo in The Matrix, it introduces the theme of choice. If you hold a bachelors degree – or will do soon – you will probably have much more than two options to consider when it comes to your future!  Choosing the right postgraduate course is an art …

Spotlight On… International Development

By Daniella Dutton, Employability Officer  As part of our events programme, we held a Question and Answer panel sessions with speakers representing a variety of international development areas. They answered a wide and diverse range of questions during the session, which we have summarised below. So if you are keen to work in international development, …

Hiring trends in India – 2015 brings cheer!

By Varrtika Tarun Mudaliar, Country Advisor, International Office On the back of improved business sentiment and a booming job market, corporate India has revamped its programme to hire fresh graduates from campuses across the country and abroad. For the first time, many companies will utilise psychometric tests and aptitude-based interviews to select candidates with the …

The more experience, the better

By Charlotte Lambert, student blogger At the start of the second year of my degree I sent email upon email to various publishing houses. As I am currently considering either the marketing industry or the publishing industry, I decided to aim for a little taster of both to determine which suited my interests best. Stepping …

Why I’m glad I’m doing the Advantage Award

By Mary Strickson, student blogger I’m studying art history and during my spare time I volunteer with museum and gallery youth programmes, as well as writing art-based articles. I was interested in the Part-time Jobs, Vacation Jobs and Volunteering Jobs  module on the Advantage Award but I wasn’t sure if I would be eligible. My …

Getting Into the Media

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant Do you want a career in broadcasting and programme making? Having attended a recent Royal Television Society conference with speakers from news channels, the BBC and independent production companies, I’ve put together 10 top tips for getting into the media. 1. It’s not where you start that matters …