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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, BSc Animal Science 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 …

Spotlight On… Advertising, Marketing, and PR

By Michael Walker, student blogger The recent Spotlight On… Advertising, Marketing and PR saw representatives from five companies as varied as Mars Food and public relations (PR) firm Brunswick Group taking the floor to lay down their experiences of this competitive and diverse industry. Having arrived slightly early, I passed the tempting rows of drinks …

Spotlight On… Energy

By Rajesh Ramesh, MSc Electrical Engineering for Sustainable and Renewable Energy On Tuesday 6 October we held our first Spotlight On… Energy event designed to inspire and give students an insight into careers in the energy sector. But don’t just take my word for it. Hear about Rajesh’s thoughts about the event.   As a renewable energy researcher and engineer, the …

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, …