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What Next? Searching for a Career

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy As I approach the latter stages of my PhD, my mind turns to what next? This blog describes my initial research into careers outside of academia and the processes that have helped me to define my next steps. If you are thinking about what next?, …

Work Experience, Placements and Internships in a Pandemic

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant In ‘normal’ circumstances it is competitive trying to find work experience. For many students in the current climate, it is fair to say this has become even more challenging.  But – and it’s a big but – it is not all doom and gloom in terms of …

How can I develop my skills during COVID-19? Magpie has the answer

By Hayley Williams, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager We know that for many of you this will have been a frustrating time possibly missing out on opportunities to undertake placements, paid work or volunteering opportunities. For others, it might be the last summer before starting a new job and you might have been hoping to …