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Teach First Q&A: The Teaching Experience

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Applying for graduate schemes can be difficult, especially when you’re not quite sure what to expect. After working as a counsellor at a summer camp, I considered the idea of teaching. I wanted to know more about this possible career path. So, I sat down with my …

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail: How to Build Your Resilience

The Career Wellbeing blog series. We know that thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and moving into the workplace can be exciting, but we also know that sometimes it can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. That’s why, in this blog series, we will explore some of the things that …

My PhD Journey So Far

By Luke Francis, PhD student Having reached half time in my four year PhD programme, I think the time is right to think about what doing a PhD is all about – and share this with the lucky reader! Firstly – why did I do a PhD? Halfway through my fourth year of my MSci …

Online Careers Events: Why Virtual Might Be Better

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year If you’re like me, your university email inbox is full to bursting with suggested events to get involved in. I often find it tempting to just delete everything and have a nap! But actually, there are loads of great online events that are definitely worth attending. And, as …

Local Government: Is It the Right Career for You?

By Sarah Adesikun, Politics and International Relations alumna As students, it can be difficult to know which career you will enjoy. While studying, I knew I wanted a rewarding career with a social purpose. After graduating I secured a role on the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) run by the Local Government Association.  If you have similar motivations and are …

4 Leadership Qualities to Stand Out in the Pandemic Job Market

By Nimisha Jain, BSc Finance, Accounting and Management “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis” – Brian Tracy The true impact of the pandemic on businesses and graduate employment is still filtering through and will vary across sectors. But we can take action now to become better leaders and to boost …

Virtual Careers Fairs: The Ultimate Guide

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, third year student blogger So, you’ve got to grips with lectures from home, societies from home, and catching up with friends… from home. But how about discovering your next job from home? Well, that is exactly what a virtual careers fair aims to help you do! Having attended …

How to Use Neurodiversity as a Strength

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer  Neurodiversity is the concept that people’s brains can be ‘wired’ differently.  There is growing awareness that this can be advantageous in the workplace. If you see yourself as neurodiverse the following steps can help with this: Step 1: How does neurodiversity affect you?  Every person’s experience of neurodiversity …

How to Write a One-Page CV

By Alex Owusu, Employability Officer Writing a one-page CV isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially if you’ve got a lot of content to fit in, but it can be a worthwhile endeavour. Knowing that recruiters are busy people means having a CV that is tailored, concise and easy to read are vastly important. Showing …

How to Prioritise Your Future Wellbeing When Exploring Career Options

The Career Wellbeing blog series. We know that thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and moving into the workplace can be exciting, but we also know that sometimes it can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. That’s why, in this blog series, we will explore some of the things …