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Five Last-Minute Ways to Gain Work Experience

Sometimes it seems like everyone but you has got an impressive work placement lined up, whether it’s volunteering in a spectacular location or climbing Kilimanjaro.  Just because you haven’t got anything lined up for summer yet, it doesn’t mean that you’ve missed all the opportunities to get involved with projects and develop the skills employers …

This summer look further than the beach!

This week, you may have been onto campus to collect your results and are looking forward to exams, essays and revision becoming a distant memory as you enjoy some hard-earned relaxation. However, summer isn’t all about relaxing, it’s also a good time to be proactive and gain experiences that will increase your employability. In applications …

From research to recommendations: Holly’s Third Sector Consultancy Challenge experience

By Holly Welsh, Year 4, MSci International Relations and Global Issues  Our Third Sector Consultancy Challenge is a four week project, designed to offer social sciences students the opportunity to develop skills, experience the world of consultancy and give something back to the local community. Holly shares her experiences of taking part in this project …

Finalist careers clinic 3

By Suzanne McGregor and Sarah Durke from our Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science Careers teams  Your focus is now on your dissertation and final exams, but at the back of your mind you may have questions about what you’re going to do afterwards. Our finalist careers clinic offers a prescription of regular instalments of frequently asked questions and expert advice …

Could your social media posts be jeopardizing your job hunt?

By Chris James Carter, PhD Researcher Whether you’re in your final year and applying for positions or in your first year and researching internships for 2015, consider the prospect of employers searching for you online to assess whether you’re the type of person they want in their company. How likely is this to happen to …

How Sheetal Went From Taking the Limelight to Giving Back

By Sheetal Mistry, BA History (2014) When I was little, I wanted a job as a performer I loved dance and attended a lot of classes. My dance classes were the one environment where I felt I could genuinely express myself. Plus, I liked that it was different and away from school. I hoped that I’d …