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What Is a Mentor… and Do I Really Need One?

By Katy Skillen MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, third year “I’ve found a mentor!” Recently, my housemate told me that she’s found a careers mentor for herself, and I was actually really surprised. I hadn’t heard of many people getting mentors before and didn’t really understand what a mentor is. So, let me break …

Summer Work Experience as a Graphic Designer

By Gabriela Florescu, architecture and built environment student blogger Last summer I was offered the opportunity to work as a graphic designer for a small local company in my home town. It was a useful experience not just for my future career, but it also helped develop skills that would help me during my studies. …

Finished a Year in Industry – What Next?

By Jade Brewster-Mahon, microbiology student Since my previous careers blog post on assessment centres where I outlined my placement application process, I have finished my placement year at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Pharmaceutical Microbiology. Throughout placement I consistently questioned what it is I wanted to get from the year regarding graduate opportunities. There are so many …

The First Steps Towards Figuring Out Your Career Options

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger Deciding what you want to do after university can be tough. This is especially true if (like me) you find yourself interested in many different career sectors, with no clear route to that ‘end goal’.  As an undergraduate English student, I’m often overwhelmed by the opportunities that come from …

Virtual Careers Fairs: The Ultimate Guide

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, 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 the virtual …

Head in the Books, Body Behind the Bar…

By Katy Skillen, nutrition and dietetics student blogger Rent, sports memberships, nights out… the costs of being a student can rack up fast and before you know it, you’re £500 deep in an overdraft and eating super noodles for the fifth night in a row. So, how can we find a way to better manage …

My Internship With the Civil Service (Part 2)

By Benedict Watson, student blogger Part one of this blog detailed the run-up and first two weeks of my summer internship with the Civil Service. Find out how my internship has progressed and what I have learned since…  What I’ve been doing Having presented my findings on the sheep meat market to my team, I …

Reflections on My Postgraduate Placement

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy Following my successful search, I have come to the end of my six-month postgraduate placement. In this blog, I reflect on the career implications of the placement and whether the experience met my expectations. Engagement with industry The project was instigated by MEMRAP, the campaign …

My Internship With the Civil Service (Part 1)

By, Benedict Watson – Student Having passed through strenuous online tests and a telephone interview, I was delighted to find out in March that I had been accepted onto the Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP)! The Civil Service has been an area of interest for me for a while now, so I was …

Hospital Placement: The Ultimate Run Down

By Katy Skillen, third-year MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Student I have just completed my first month of placement in an NHS hospital. If you study a healthcare degree, like medicine or nursing, you will likely have some placement within the NHS. This is an exciting and enlightening experience, and you gain so much …