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An Arts Degree is the Best Preparation for the Digital World

by Lauren Wilson, English and French graduate As we all know, an arts degree doesn’t prepare you for a particular profession; cue the decision-making over what career you will forge after graduating! However, this ‘open-ended-ness’ is also one of the best things about studying English, languages, music, history of art, the list goes on… A …

How I Secured a Place on a Graduate Training Scheme

By Tim Calderhead, BA Joint Hons Philosophy and Theology, graduated 2013 I decided a graduate training scheme was right for me for two reasons: I wanted to be part of a cohort of colleagues my own age, and work for a company that provided lots of opportunities both internally and internationally. After 37 job applications …

Top tips to succeed as a freelance photographer

By Erina Bogoeva, graduated in 2014 with a MA in film, television and screen industries  For the past year I’ve been a freelance photographer (teaching and co-running a local photography website), producer/assistant director and translator (from English into my native Macedonian, and vice versa). All these freelance positions make me very happy and I am not …

My journey to becoming an agricultural business consultant

By Peter Cox, graduated in 2012 with a BSc Hons Agriculture Finding out why people chose their career path is a great way to get an insight into different job roles so we asked alumnus Peter Cox about his choice. You can hear more from Peter and four other inspiring speakers at our Spotlight On… …

Insurance is interesting

By Amy Pearson, graduated in 2013 with a BA Joint Hons German and Politics  To most an oxymoron, but to those that know the industry, these are words of truth. If we’re honest, the words ‘insurance broker’ aren’t particularly the most appealing when considering a career straight after university. But I’d argue that’s because insurance is …

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 …

“Love what you do!” Advice from our alumni – part two

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Over the past month we have been asking members of the alumni community to share with us their one piece of careers advice for this year’s graduating students. Here is just a selection of some of the amazing pieces of advice that we have received.   Thank you to …

Alumni careers advice – part one

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Over the past month, we have been asking our alumni to share their top pieces of careers advice with this year’s graduates. Whether you are a graduate who has no idea what you want to do, or a graduate who has already secured a job, the advice below will inspire and help you …

LinkedIn for Chinese students: top seven tips

By Cindy Cheung, BA Finance, Accounting and Management (graduated 2007) Social media sites such as Weibo, Facebook and Twitter are mainly used for personal posts and your connections with friends. LinkedIn however, is now primarily used for business purposes and connections. This division can easily separate our business and friend networks effectively. Yet it is important …

Three Pieces of Advice: Taking Some Time Out

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant Did you graduate this summer or last year and are unsure what career you want? Are you thinking of taking some time out to travel or volunteer in a different country? If this sounds like you, then take note! Suzanne McGregor shares her top three pieces of advice …