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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, …

Getting Into Law Without a Law Degree

By Priya Thakar, student blogger Back in March, I attended the ‘Spotlight On: Law for Non-Law’ event, organised by Careers. The event was very popular and it was interesting to me that there were students from a wide variety of subjects with a keen interest in the law profession. Courses varied from mechanical engineering to …

Spotlight On: Science and the Media

By Frances Moxham, student blogger and student of medical physiology and therapeutics. When I stumbled across an email inviting students to attend the Spotlight On… Science and the Media, I immediately responded saying, “Yes please”. The job role of ‘Science Communication’ was something I had never heard of prior to a careers meeting at the …

Spotlight On… Magazine Publishing

By Mary Strickson, student blogger Last term, I attended the Spotlight On… Magazine Publishing event organised by the Careers and Employability Service. The event was very inspirational and I learned a lot about the different roles in media – it was hugely popular with a large number of attendees. The event consisted of talks by …

There’s More to Education Than Being a Teacher

By Vicky Lorriman, first year English student As an arts student without a career goal, I’ve been told many times that teaching is the profession for me. Frankly, it’s something I’d rather avoid; but giving up entirely on the education sector could be a mistake and so I attended the Spotlight On… Participation Outreach event. …

Spotlight On… IT Consultancy

By Bety Mehide, student blogger As a part of the Spotlight On… series I got the chance to get to know a little more about the work of an IT consultant from representatives of Accenture, KPMG, FDM Group and Rittman Mead Consulting. Given the companies attending, we were given insights into the role from a …

Spotlight On… Feature Writing Workshop

By Mary Strickson, student blogger During the spring term careers events programme, I attended the Spotlight On…Feature Writing Workshop. The workshop featured Dave Wellford, former journalist and now senior lecturer at the Centre for Broadcast Journalism, Nottingham Trent University. Part one: his job experience and skills The first half of the workshop was about the …

Careers in clinical research

By Katie Bonner, Employability Officer Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease. The types of products range from pills to creams, …

Spotlight On: Advertising, Marketing and PR

By Hannah Smith, student blogger On 24 February I attended the Spotlight On… Advertising, Marketing, and PR event hosted by Careers with a stellar line-up from advertising agencies and cultural public relations (PR) start-ups to a consumer goods supplier. I left the event feeling full-to-the-brim with possibilities! The five guest speakers from AMVBBDO, The Dairy, Saatchi …