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Tips for Finding Work in the UK From an International Graduate

By Saejin, a graduate from South Korea, now working in the UK as a Communications Coordinator My career goal has been to work in the creative industry where I can contribute to the process of media creation. During my studies, I had lots of opportunities to take a wide range of modules relating to media …

Starting Out in Your Career

By Daniel Kibble, Politics graduate now working in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office It was around this time in my final year of university that I was asking the question many of you are probably doing right now – how do I get started in the career I want? My interests were in working …

Tips From a Graduate on How the Careers Service Can Help With Your CV

By Saejin, a graduate from South Korea, now working in the UK as a Communications Coordinator Throughout my studies I was interested in working in the creative industries, and I think exploring the field that you want to work in is really important when planning your career. To clarify my career goals, I tried to …

Exploring for Experiences – My Experience Writing Speculative Applications

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger Sometimes you have a job or placement in mind that just isn’t available on any websites. You might have a specific project you want to carry out, a specific experiment you want to try or a specific company you want to work for. When this happens, you should …

I Can’t Find the Work Experience I Want!

By Jo Workman, Senior Careers Adviser There are a number of advantages to taking part in work experience. Real-life experiences in the workplace can help you increase your skills, give you an insight into a particular job or sector, provide you with networking opportunities, and give your CV a boost.  But what if you have …

Doing a PhD but Unsure of Your Career Options? Here’s What Helped Me.

By Annie Buckley, PhD researcher If, like me, you’re doing a PhD having gone straight from your bachelor’s degree to your master’s, and straight from your master’s to your PhD, you might be feeling like you don’t have any work experience outside academia. This can feel scary when beginning to think about career options. What …

Joining a Professional Body or Institution as a Student

By Andy Smith, Careers Consultant Joining a professional body/institution as a student is a really good idea but taking advantage of your membership is the most important part. There are several ways that joining a professional body can bolster your studies, social life, job hunt, and future career – as long as you are prepared …

How Bright Network Internship Experience Helped Decide on My Career Path

By Alice Bennett, Politics and International Relations student blogger During a summer of frantically applying for internships and work experience at the last minute, taking part in the BRIGHT Network internship saved me from wasting three months of free time, made a great addition to my CV and, most importantly, was a starting point for …

Explore Work Experience Opportunities Overseas in Summer 2023

As we look ahead to 2023, it is a good time now for students to start considering their options and making plans. Overseas experience provides students with the opportunity to build a wide range of skills and professional competencies whilst at the same time adding that unique experience of immersing yourself in different cultures and …

How Part-Time Work Can Offer More Than Just Money in Your Pocket

By Georgia Lee, MSc Psychology Conversion student If I asked you right now, ‘what would be your main reason for getting a part-time job?’, I bet you would most likely say for the money. As a recent History graduate and now current MSc Psychology student I can’t deny that I would say exactly the same …