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How To Deal With Procrastination

By Hannah Woolley “I’m too busy colour coordinating my socks to think about my career.” “I’ve missed another job application deadline. Why didn’t I start earlier? I need to get on top of this, I should research career options and write a CV. I’ll just check Twitter, tidy my room, binge-watch Netflix… what am I …

Dealing with Difficult Emotions During the Careers Process: My Top Five Tips

By Bryony Adshead, final year English student and Student Ambassador for the Careers and Employability Service website Human emotions are tricky things. Our brains are built for survival, not happiness. While that has the obvious benefit of allowing the species to exist for so long, it can make life a bit harder. The careers process, …

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 …

Jobs For The Future: Careers In Fintech 

By Evelyn James, Freelance writer Financial technology, or ‘fintech’, has been a fast-growing field over the last decade. Traditional finance companies have caught onto fintech’s potential in recent years and ramped up investments in it, while disruptors have led the way and showcased the innovations that can come from it.  These ‘old’ and ‘new’ businesses have …

Alternate Careers for STEM Students

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer It’s important to note that the value of a STEM degree stretches far beyond subject-specific jobs and career paths. The lessons learned and skills gained from a technical degree are valued by a range of employers across diverse sectors. You may not have even considered these options as …

A Guide to Pre-Interview Research Into a Company

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Everything about an interview can be daunting: what to say, what to wear, how to come across as someone who knows what they are talking about. But the area I find most challenging when preparing for an interview is research, both into the company and the role. Having …

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, …

2021: New Year.. Old You?

By Katy Skillen, third year MNutr student Well, we’re a few weeks into 2021 by now. Maybe you’ve become a brand-new version of yourself, or perhaps you gave up on your New Year’s resolutions within a week. The New Year is a great time for new beginnings, in your personal as well as professional life. …

What Is a Mentor… and Do I Really Need One?

By Katy Skillen MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, third year “I’ve found a mentor!” Recently, my housemate told me that she’s found a careers mentor for herself, and I was actually really surprised. I hadn’t heard of many people getting mentors before and didn’t really understand what a mentor is. So, let me break …

Advice for Mature Students Changing Career Direction

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Education Employability Projects Officer Many people decide to change career direction at some point in their lives for a variety of reasons. If you are currently studying with a view to gaining a qualification that will help you with your own career change, the following tips can help you with securing your …