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Embrace Your Neurodiversity in the Recruitment Process and the Workplace

By Dr Blandine French, University of Nottingham alumna The Careers and Employability Service recently organised a Careers session for neurodiverse students to discuss the experience of being neurodiverse in the recruitment process, as well as the workplace. One of our speakers, Dr Blandine French and recent Psychology PhD graduate, talked about the challenges she went …

Spotlight On Publishing – What I Learnt

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger Publishing is a growing industry. Last year UK consumer book sales climbed 7% to £2.1bn according to a BBC News article. If you’re an English or humanities student like me, I’m sure you’ve considered it as a career. Here’s what I learnt from a recent publishing event hosted by …

How I Secured Work in the UK as an International Student

By Carlos Sanders Velez, Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London My name is Carlos Sanders Velez, an international student, and I am currently working part-time as a Junior Medical Writer at McCann Health London. My current role involves the careful review of science manuscripts and adapting messages for the specific audience (it can be …

Transitioning from PhD to Postdoc

By Dr Erin Connelly, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick and UoN alumna Determining your pathway in academia is specific to personal circumstances and varies greatly by individual and discipline. However, this post will attempt to draw out some general practical steps that may be transferable to a wide range of situations. This post …

Careers in the Lab: Alumni Insight

By Gemma Foxall, Employability Education Projects Officer As part of our Spotlight On series of events, we held an informative session all about lab-based careers. Amy (MSci Human Genetics), Group Leader at Charles River Laboratories, Jaimee (BSc Biology), Brain Bank Technician at King’s College London, and Liam (BSc Microbiology), Lab Manager at NHS Test and …

Alternative Careers to Clinical Psychology – If Not Clinical Psychology, Then What?

Julia Szacilo, BSc Psychology graduate (2017) If you are anything like me, then you chose to study psychology because it is a fascinating subject, but sooner or later the question comes around of what to do career-wise after graduating. Although many psychology graduates will go onto jobs that are not related to psychology, after all, …

My Excitement To Escape My Job Led to My New Career in Australia

By Jade Walley, BA Hons Philosophy graduate All the gear with no idea Graduating with a BA Honours in Philosophy, I left university with no career plan. Throughout my final year of studies, I made the most of the Careers and Employability Service and my personal tutor, exploring graduate schemes, masters degrees, and the job …

From Graduate to Graduate Scheme and Everything Inbetween

By Max Cooper, BA Hons History graduate I’ll start by saying that I never considered myself to be within the bracket of students who got placed on internships or graduate schemes. If I can get a place on a graduate scheme then the vast majority can provided that they prepare accordingly. What I believe allowed …

What Is a KTP?

By Georgiana Nica-Avram Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a three-way partnership between a university, a business, and a graduate or postgraduate, known as a KTP Associate. A KTP allows you to work on projects, lasting up to three years, which aims to apply academic knowledge to real-world challenges. Projects are wide-ranging and between organisations of …

My Career Journey in the Third-Sector

By Ailya Syeda Hasnain, BA Hons English graduate What is the third sector? The third sector is defined as a “range of organisations that are neither public sector nor private sector. It includes voluntary and community organisations (both registered charities and other organisations such as associations, self-help groups, and community groups), social enterprises, mutuals, and …