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Building my experience with the Digital and Technology Services

by Emily Peacock, BA English with Creative Writing 2023 graduate – © via Unsplash by Shahadat Rahman What was finding a graduate opportunity like? Every experience is different when it comes to building experience. Personally, I found securing a graduate position quite challenging: applying on job sites, reaching out to companies, finding internships and volunteer …

Searching for job vacancies through the Careers and Employability Service

By Maisie Southon, Marketing and Communications Officer, Careers and Employability Service Are you starting to think about life after you graduate? Some of you will be looking forward to a few weeks of peace and quiet or on an adventure abroad, while others will take on further study and most of you will be looking …

Exploring opportunities: my journey to a placement at LeftLion

By Josephine Ruffles, student blogger During university there are endless amounts of opportunities to get involved in, from internships and societies, to placements and careers fairs. The university partners with many different organisations that offer term long placements which is a great way to learn about different industries and grow your CV. What placement did …

My experience of the Digital Marketing Academy

by Zoe Waite, liberal arts student © Lukas Blazek via Unsplash The Digital Marketing Academy (DMA) is a programme that provides students from all faculties with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in digital marketing, whether they are set on a career within the field or not. Students can expect to develop a range of industry-specific …

The benefit of part-time and volunteer work at university

By Rania Monasch, BA Geography – © Ray Sangga Kusuma via Unsplash For various reasons it might not be appealing to volunteer or work part-time while studying at university. Your main focus is likely to pass your exams and part-time work could detract from that. However, with the correct planning and scheduling, part-time work can …

Considering moving abroad after graduation: here’s what to consider

By Grace Smyth, languages graduate Choosing to move abroad can be both scary and exciting! Whether you’re going on a year abroad, thinking of an internship abroad or applying for overseas graduate jobs, there are a lot of things to consider. Visa Requirements  Depending on the country you move to, there are many different visa …

Generative AI: practical but not always personal

Paul Charman, Deputy Director Generative AI (GenAI) has exploded into our lives since ChatGPT 3 launched in November 2022. It has the potential to impact all aspects of our lives, not least the way we apply for jobs. Like all conservations about GenAI, it’s important to consider the pros and cons so that we are …

The Career Skills My Sport Has Taught Me

By Giada Pedretti, Neurocscience graduate At University I train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a high-level team. University helped me grow a lot, both personally and professionally, and through many ups and downs. I graduated in July with a first-class MSci degree and I will start working shortly as a Research Assistant in chronic pain, alongside coaching …

I Cannot Recommend Studying Abroad Enough

By Alisha D’Souza, geography student Do you aspire to be a global graduate? Do you want to enhance your employability while travelling the world? Are you dreaming of an international career?  If your answer is yes, then studying abroad during your degree can help you on your way. Alisha talks about how she prepared for …

Sustainability Challenge: A Personal Reflection

By Megan Sharma-Bradley, second year Film and Television Studies student What new knowledge have you acquired about sustainability? I have learned about the extent that the university considers sustainability, but also has a long way to go. Key milestones such as achieving the 2010-2020 Carbon Reduction targets and 2021’s Strategic Delivery Plan are a great …