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Exploring for Experiences – My Experience Writing Speculative Applications

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger Sometimes you have a job or placement in mind that just isn’t available on any websites. You might have a specific project you want to carry out, a specific experiment you want to try or a specific company you want to work for. When this happens, you should …

Searching for Placements as an Architecture Student

By Gabriela Florescu, Architecture and Built Environment student blogger As a third year architecture student, finishing the first part of my degree is an exciting time. But it can also be daunting, especially as graduation approaches and most students will need to start applying for placements for their year out. As your first experience in …

Experience and Experiments – How to Find a Placement in Biotechnology

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student It’s great to do a Year in Industry whilst doing your degree! Getting experience in a new setting, learning new skills, and meeting people in the know are all things that could make getting a job after leaving uni that little bit easier. There is a range of companies, …

Why I Changed My CV Because of BBC Radio 1

By Emily Oxbury, MA History Student and Student Blogger A surprise CV review at a Radio 1 Connects training day inspired me to drastically update my CV, something which was long overdue as I had not thoroughly edited it since applying for university three years ago! Since first properly curating a CV I have undoubtedly …

Why I’ll Be Attending Careers Talks on Offer This Autumn

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger As someone who is currently looking for a biotech placement for next year, I am trying to find out as much as possible about what makes a good application. So, I’ll be going to one of the ‘Ask an Expert: CVs and Application Forms’ talks coming up. When …

Stop Thinking About What Career You Want. Think About What Career You Don’t Want!

By Emily Oxbury, MA History student blogger The dreaded question, “what do you want to do when you leave university?” usually leaves me replying with a nervous chuckle and the words “I’m not really sure”. But do I really have absolutely no idea like I so often say? I’ve learned to accept over the past …

Unlocking the Power of LinkedIn

By Daria Paterek, English student Before I started regularly using LinkedIn, I didn’t have a positive perception of it. I expected it to be full of pretentious business owners, fake motivational posts, and a rose-tinted view of the job market. We’ve all seen the satirical posts making fun of LinkedIn. Something along the lines of, …

Skills I’ve Learned in My Architecture Degree and How They Will Help Me in My Career

By Gabriela Florescu, architecture and built environment student blogger As the end of my undergraduate degree ends, I find that thinking back on the skills I have acquired to be the best way to identify my strengths and pick a career path for myself based on that. But each of us will leave the same …

Internships: Search, Apply, Interview, Success!

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy, and ethics student blogger Over the last eight weeks I have gone through the process of finding, applying, interviewing, and securing a summer internship. Read on for my step-by-step experience: Search In April I was nearing the end of my degree and wanted to start preparing my next step. This …

My Experience as an Online Tutor for Action Tutoring

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger As someone interested in the charity sector, but finding it increasingly difficult to secure volunteer roles owing to time constraints and limitations of the pandemic, I discovered volunteering as an online tutor was a perfect fit for me. If you want to work in charity, ideally you need to …