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What does the career service offer for Media students?

Sophia Tang, 3rd-year International Media and Communication Studies student. As a Russell Group university, we wonder what is offered for students studying in the creative fields? You’re not a STEM student, or a Finance or Economic major, and neither an Engineering student… So what does that leave for us? However, let me explain to you …

Halfway Through Your Postgraduate Degree? What Next?

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser For those of you studying a one-year postgraduate degree – congratulations, you’ve made it to the halfway point!  Doesn’t time fly?  The halfway stage could be a good time to take stock, reflect on your progress so far and start to think about what comes next.  Here are some questions …

Careers In Healthcare: It’s Not Just For Doctors And Nurses

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer When you read the phrase “careers in healthcare”, what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, the first roles you think of are doctors and nurses, followed by possibly midwives, pharmacists, dentists, and ambulance drivers. These are all great careers – you could even study graduate entry nursing or …

How Many Ways Can You Get Paid To Work With Words?

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English Writing is a wonderful hobby, and an excellent skill to help you achieve success in life. I myself have always been an avid writer, from the stories I wrote as a kid to the blogs I produce now for Careers. I have always known I wanted to write …

How a Spotlight On Event Led To My Internship

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English Or should I say, a couple of Spotlight On events. I was in my second year when I first attended a Spotlight On I’d been interested in working in marketing or advertising for a while, so I signed up for Spotlight On: Advertising, Marketing and PR.  Initial thoughts …

What to Expect From a Spotlight On

by Bethany Ramshaw, second-year, studying biosciences There are a lot of degrees that naturally lead onto a specific career. Lots of students who study medicine go on to be doctors; a common path for law students is to go on to be solicitor. The clue is very often in the title of the course – but not always. …

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 …

Spotlight On… Building Services

By Grace Pownall, student blogger The inaugural Spotlight On… Building Services shone a light on what building services engineering involves, highlighting the importance of creating sustainable environments in which we can live and thrive. Although it is a sector primarily occupied by mechanical, electrical, and architectural engineers, as a structural engineer I still found it very interesting and …

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 …

Spotlight On… Games Industry

By Joe Ward, Website Officer There are plenty of you out there who are avid gamers. Whether you class yourself as part of the PC Master Race, a proud console peasant, or firmly in the camp of Candy Crush aficionado, it’s almost certain that the majority of you out there are gamers, whether you’d admit …