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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 …

If I Can’t Travel Abroad, How Can I Get International Work Experience?

By Jill Bennett, Placements Project and Systems Co-ordinator As the global pandemic rumbles on, we all face restrictions and changes to our plans. We constantly hear how important it is to get work experience in all its forms, including international experience. But is that possible? Yes, it is. Read on to find how you can …

International Work Experience Grant – Ana’s story

By Ana Paredes Cimadevilla, nutrition and dietetics student Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about the cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Read on to hear about Ana’s experience: My placement I travelled to Mombasa in Kenya, with an organisation called …

A Camp America experience: what I’ve learned

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger The ‘summer of a lifetime’ at Camp America can be incredibly fun. It is also a fantastic opportunity that can transform your career prospects. Alongside getting to travel and meet lifelong friends, it boosted my employability skills greatly. It helped me become more confident, positive and ambitious, …

How To Find A Job In Another Country If You Don’t Have Much Time

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Projects Officer Trying to find a good job in a different country can be difficult, especially if you have limits on your time and energy due to studying commitments. 1. Be clear about what sort of job you want If you are making a big decision to work in another country, …

Where in the World Will Your Degree Take You?

Finding work overseas is becoming a more common goal among students upon finishing university. Uncertainty in the local job market can be a factor, or perhaps you just want to work while satisfying your sense of adventure. Either way, finding the right job can be a little daunting to say the least. Here are three …

How You Can Get Funding for Work Experience Overseas

By Jill Bennett, Placements Projects and Systems Coordinator It will come as no surprise that employers are always looking for what makes a candidate unique. Why should they employ you rather than the next person? What have you done to stand out and show you have the edge on the rest?  It is a very …

International Work Experience: Reflections from Xi’An 

By John Lim Le Sheng, final year, BA Social Work John received funding through last year’s International Work Experience Grant. He travelled to China to work with the non-profit organisation, Agape Love, which provides for abandoned orphans and children with varying disabilities in China. This is his story. “Yang Ma Ma!” John* cries as he peers into …

Expanding My Horizons with an Internship in Beijing

By Kiera Rose, third year, animal sciences Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the grant will support expenses …

My Internship Communicating Culture in Italy

By Megan Spoor, final-year, architecture Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the grant will support expenses such as …