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How To Approach a Virtual Spring Week

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger With Coronavirus restrictions likely to continue for some time, it seems inevitable that spring weeks will be operated virtually this year. This will of course be disappointing for participants because it will not be as immersive an experience as working in an office or meeting in person. However, if you …

8 Tips for Speculative Work Experience Applications

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Finding work experience or an internship is a task on most students’ minds. This is especially true at the moment when opportunities are restricted by the need for the majority of work to be online. However, in many fields, it is possible to secure a placement even when …

Going on Placement? Time to Get Excited!

By Katy Skillen, third year nutrition and dietetics student A few weeks ago, I found out that my placement for next year has been confirmed! Despite all the difficulties brought about by Covid-19, with lots changes and uncertainty, I can now say that in July this year I will be heading off to complete NHS …

What to Ask at the Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair

By Katarina Piponi, fourth year MSci Zoology student As a final-year student, I’m thinking about my next step after uni so I’m going to the virtual Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair on Wednesday 3 March.  After some scrupulous googling, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is one simple measure I can take to make the most of the careers …

Navigating the Job Market in 2021

By Paul Charman, Deputy Director, Careers team You’d certainly be forgiven for feeling a sense of dread and pessimism about the current job market. There  are clearly challenges for students searching for work experience or finalists graduating this summer. However, I want to provide some context to the headlines and suggest some actions to navigate …

How To Use Your Studies To Demonstrate Skills in an Application

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger Work experience is often mentioned in advice about applications. This can be very frustrating, as often it may feel that you need work experience in order to get work experience in the form of spring weeks and summer internships. While work experience is useful, internships and graduate roles CAN be …

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 …

What Is It Like to Conduct a Remote Internship During the Pandemic?

By Margaux Seeuws, International Commercial Law Last May I received exciting news from the School of Law, that I was the successful candidate for an internship at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Little did I know that the experience would not play out exactly as planned. With the uncertainty created by the pandemic, …

Look No Further for Work Experience: Writing Opportunities at UoN

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year It is hard to find work experience at the best of times. But, as with practically everything, the Covid-19 pandemic has made the situation worse. Some placements were lost to the pandemic last year, bu  it’s a bit too early to say what will happen this summer. Yet, …

Applying to Become an English Language Assistant With the British Council

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger Interested in working abroad, improving your fluency in another language, and gaining valuable experience to strengthen your CV? The British Council offers paid six-month or one-year placements teaching English as a foreign language in 15 different countries around the world. The placement involves working in a school, in a country of …