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Empowering futures: Organising a careers event with social sciences

By Hemakshi Soni, Sociology and Social Policy student As a part of the social sciences placement, I had the privilege of collaborating with four students and two members of staff to organise a dynamic careers event that would support students in finding their desired career path. What was involved in the planning process? We selected …

Where’s the time gone? I’m graduating this summer

Catherine Sibley, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service It seems like many of your friends are sorted with what to do next and have plans to start a job or maybe go travelling.  Is this really true?  It’s what psychologists call ‘inattentional blindness’ in that you’re focussing on those friends when the vast majority of …

Empowerment through professional boundaries

By Hemakshi Soni, sociology and social policy student – © via Unsplash by Brooke Cagle Starting a new job can be a daunting experience but learning how to protect yourself and set boundaries can help you navigate challenging situations, prioritise your wellbeing as well as maintain professionalism and respectfulness. Professional boundaries include physical, emotional, spiritual …

Navigating the Careers and Employability Service

By Hemakshi Soni, BA Sociology and Social Policy Navigating the Careers and Employability Service can feel overwhelming with the large variety of support services to boost your career confidence. I have simplified key information to help current students make the most of the resources and highlighted some examples of current events, placements and graduate schemes. …

How to handle multiple job offers

Katie Ray, Careers Adviser in the Careers and Employability Service Secured multiple job offers? Congratulations! It’s not a bad place to be… but the weight of making the right decision can feel heavy. This blog will explore ways to help you navigate your way to a decision.  Evaluate your priorities: Before you can make any sort …

Building my careers confidence through a one-to-one appointment

Rania Monasch, BA Geography student – © Bruce Mars via Unsplash Job applications can be challenging but you don’t have to face it alone. Seeking support from a careers adviser might be just what you need to build your careers confidence, read below to discover what a one-to-one appointment entails.  The Careers and Employability Service …

Creating career habits for success in 2024

By Eve Yellop, medicine A100 – image from Pixabay By February, many of us have already abandoned our New Year’s Resolutions. Whether it’s committing to run marathons or waking up at 5 am, these goals often fall by the wayside. Instead of setting yourself up for disappointment, why not channel your resolutions into something both …

How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By Emily Oxbury, history student blogger  When starting out on the career ladder, it’s easy to get swamped in jargon and job titles, and potentially feel out of your depth. Not to fear, everyone was in your shoes once! Here’s a few things to consider to help you overcome potential imposter syndrome when starting a …

The End of University… What Now?

Emily Oxbury, History student blogger So, you’ve graduated university. Everything you’ve been working towards for the past few years has led to this moment. But the days after graduation can feel like the loneliest, most confusing days. What do I do now? Who can I go to for help? What jobs should I apply for? …

One Way Ticket to Toronto

By Ryan Stanley, Spanish and Contemporary Chinese Studies graduate Like most students, university was a great time to travel and explore what the world has to offer. But after doing my year abroad, I became more attached to the idea of getting to know a country by living there, rather than trying to check it …