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What Do Want From Your Career?

By Thomas McCann, Marketing Executive for Trendence Whether you are at an early stage in your degree or you are closer to graduating, the chances are that you have spent some time considering your future career and what life will look like after leaving university. In the 2015/16 academic year, trendence carried out some research …

Not for Profit: Eat, Sleep, Change World, Repeat [Part 1]

By Mike Walker, student blogger When you switch on the news, you can’t help but be bombarded with huge world issues: injustice, poverty, inequality and massive global phenomena. It can be hard ignore. Do you want to do something, anything, but don’t know where to start? In this post, I’m going to share some of practical lessons I’ve …

Sorry Dad, Accountancy Isn’t for Me!

By Giles Bennetts, 2015 Graduate, BA French and History So there I was, approaching my finals, with one eye on my exams and the other eye on ski season, when my housemates started to secure their graduate placements. Reality struck. They were heading towards a good salary and the next exciting chapter of their lives, and I …

Spotlight On… Sports Industry

By Gemma Porter, German and beginners’ Spanish student Gemma went to our Spotlight On… Sport Industry last month. Although a language student, she has always been interested in a career in this industry. Here is her story of how our event inspired her to pursue her goal. As a final year language student who has …

Generating ideas for graduates

By Nathan Goodey, student blogger I think it is common for students to be confused about decisions that have to be made about life after graduation. I have been trying to generate ideas for the next step in my life, this is what I’ve been doing and also what I have found useful. List your interests Picture: Unsplash …

A digital wonderland

By Johanna Taylor, Management MSc student  Johanna recently spent an evening at Impression, a digital marketing agency; to find out about careers in this popular sector.  I arrived at the Impression offices with high hopes of a trendy, relaxed environment and I was not disappointed. There was a palpable sense of a balance of work and play, as …

What is a graduate scheme?

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant Are you a final year student searching for graduate roles? Are you also beginning to wonder- what on earth is the difference between a graduate job and a graduate scheme? Fear not, Suzanne is here to explain what it actually means to work on, and apply for, a graduate …

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 …

Five student bloggers…

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer … from all years and a range of disciplines sharing their career journeys with you. If you are unsure of what career you want, you’re not alone!   Over the past couple of months, we have been on the hunt for students to write for our blog. We received some fantastic applications for …

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 …