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What Is the Internet of Things?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer: Jubilee Campus In a nutshell, the Internet of Things (IoT) allows everyday objects to be sensed or controlled remotely through the internet in order to automate a process. It could be anything a lightbulb in your home, which is being controlled by your mobile phone; or a smart city, where …

What to Expect If You Apply for the Civil Service Fast Stream

By Oliver Munns, BSc Economics (2014) After graduating, I initially worked in sales for a software company, earned good money, and was flown to Vegas every year. After a year or so, I decided I’d had enough. I wanted to do something where I could make a difference and work on the real problems facing …

Top Three Tactics I Use to Stand out as a Candidate at Interview

By Manuela Cabrera, masters student, studying structural engineering When facing a job interview, many questions usually come to mind: Am I suitable for the job? Do I have the skills that the position requires? Do I have the knowledge?  Here, I share the top three tactics I use to prepare myself for a job interview. 1. …

The Future of Work: Cyber Security

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus Cyber security is how we protect computers, hardware, and software. This could be through technology, processes or measures that we take to protect ourselves from cyber crimes. As more things become reliant on technology, and our homes and businesses contain more internet-controlled devices, it is more important than ever …

Want to Work Abroad After Graduation? Build Up These Vital Skills Now!

By Mark Costa-Rising of Gerson Relocation Gaining international employment is something many graduates crave — and for good reason. Landing overseas work can provide a real boost to your career, helping you move up the ladder faster and gaining valuable experience. The problem is, though, that acquiring an international placement is far from easy. Just …

New Semester, New Me: Five Careers Resolutions for 2018

Jack Adams, second-year computer science student If you listen closely you might just be able to hear the sounds of thousands of students dragging themselves to one of their first 9ams of the year. Well, if it’s not 8:55am in the last week of January where you are, you’ll just have to imagine it I’m …

My Summer in China with Huawei

By Lawrie Cate, final-year computer science student As a computer science student, my life is all about dealing with technology, and China is at the forefront of the global tech picture now more than ever. ‘Made in China’ is the ubiquitous label on our electronics and gadgets, yet many people in the UK know little about …

What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus If you aren’t aware of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) yet, the likelihood is that you are going to hear more about it over the coming months and years. We are in an exciting and progressive era with advances in technology, such as robotics, artificial intelligence and internet …

Final Years: How to Boost Your Employability at The Last Minute

By Aléz Odendaal, Inspiring Interns Your years at university are messy and wonderful. Each new term brings both the opportunity and responsibility to grow as a person. That makes for a lot of change in a short space of time. But while you were trying to remember everything you’d learned in class, and coming to grips …

Become a Teacher – Why on Earth Would You Do That?

By Stephen Sharkey, Project Coordinator There is no denying that teaching is complex, challenging and, at times, can occupy a huge amount of your life. However, for six hours a day, you have the unique opportunity to spend time with young people who could make a difference to your life, as you do to theirs. …