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Five Employability Benefits of a Masters Degree

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Could your postgraduate degree be worth £200,000?  While some jobs require a specific postgraduate qualification, there are many others where this won’t be specified as an application requirement. However there are still a number of reasons why a postgraduate qualification such as a masters degree could be of particular interest …

Get Ready for the Graduate Jobs Fair in Five Easy Steps

By Rajesh Ramesh, student blogger Exams are coming to an end and the summer is nearly in our grasp. Before you say goodbye to a year of coursework submissions, exams, projects, viva sessions, lectures, field visits and internships – phew, that was a long list – there’s one more thing you need to do. Get …

Three Things Finalists Need to Know About the Graduate Jobs Fair

If you’re a finalist or postgraduate, we know this is a busy time for you. Adding extra dates to your diary might be the last thing on your mind. So let’s get to the point. Here are three reasons why you should stick around until the 10 June and put the Graduate Jobs Fair in …

Shooting for a living

By Alex Wilkinson, MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging graduate I started at the University five years ago, studying a BSc in Environmental Science and I followed this with an MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging. When I started all those years ago, I had no idea my career path would lead me to becoming a …

Top Tips for Making the Most of Your Masters

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Two years ago I started my masters degree in film, television and screen industries and at that stage of my career journey I had zero idea what I wanted to do after my studies. I decided to take a pro-active approach to trying to find out what I wanted …

The First Steps Toward Your Career

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer If you’re a recent graduate, or a postgraduate student who is coming to the end of your course, the end of summer can feel like the time where you should focus fully on your job search. However, if you’re unsure what the best plan of action is, follow our …

How I Discovered New Career Opportunities

By Mary Strickson, student blogger Last week I attended the Graduate Jobs Fair organised by The Careers and Employability Service. I wasn’t sure what to expect, for example, I didn’t think there would be many arts-based opportunities on offer. However at the fair, I discovered that my degree opens opportunities in many career paths and sectors, which …

Careers and employability on the road!

By Oyku Ataman, student blogger This week the Careers and Employability Service are out and about with their Careers Roadshow at popular sites across the University. Yesterday they were in front of the George Green Library, and if you walked past there, there’s no way you could have missed them because they had a bright …

Arts jobs: the journey

By Mary Strickson, student blogger When I finished my undergraduate degree I felt the same as some final year students may now be feeling: worry, panic, fear of entering the ‘real world’. I found myself needing to consider what my ‘dream’ career would be, hearing that awful question asked by my parents and friends: ‘Do …

Your Masters, What Next?

By Mary Strickson, student blogger I’m studying for a masters in art history and attended the ‘Your masters, what next?’ workshop to find out about the options after my course and hear from successful graduates. The event did not disappoint and I learned a great deal.  The event was coordinated by Mark Bradley, Head of …