// Archives

I Don’t Have a Summer Internship: What Now?

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Deadlines are over and the weather is actually (as I write this) hot! It’s summer, and I had planned to be nicely settled into a summer internship by now. But as this past year and a half has shown us, you can never really plan for anything. I …

Studying for My Masters: The World Is My Oyster

By, Ifigenia Constantinou, MSc Occupational Psychology Why did you decide to undertake a masters? After finishing my BSc in Psychology, I was still unsure of what I wanted to do in the future. Admittedly, I did not feel ready for the “real world.” I first heard about occupational psychology as part of an event hosted …

Graduate Schemes With a Difference

By Lucie Whitfield – Senior Careers Adviser When looking for roles, students are often drawn to the graduate scheme route or summer internships. Usually, these offer a chance at ‘taster’ placements in different parts of the organisation alongside some support with a group of colleagues who are entering the workplace at the same time. Are …

How To Approach a Difficult Decision at Work or in Your Career

By Gemma Foxall, Employability Officer We make hundreds of decisions every day, some are easier than others. Decisions about what to eat for lunch, or whether we need to wear a raincoat today might be straightforward enough. But making decisions about your career, which roles to apply for, or which area of specialism to focus …

I Want To Work for an NGO… but How Do I Make It Happen?

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger Feeling at a crossroads regarding what you want to do in the future? You are not alone. As I am sure many other students do too. I have a vague idea about what I want to do in the future. But it kind of stops there… So, the question is, …

How To Look After Your Wellbeing When Starting a New Job

By Kirstin Barnard, Senior Careers Adviser Research Staff/ Postgraduate Research Students Starting a new job can feel quite daunting, so looking after your wellbeing is paramount. When we start a new job or role we can tend to throw everything at it and forget about looking after ourselves. However, I’ve outlined ways that you can …

Thinking About Postgraduate Study?

By Suzanne Mcgregor, Faculty of Arts Careers and Employability Consultant As you approach the end of your current course, you may be thinking about embarking on more study. This is a popular option and our careers team spends a lot of time with students discussing what, why, where, when, and how. What? Your choices are …

How To Deal With Procrastination

The Career Wellbeing blog series. We know that thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and moving into the workplace can be exciting, but we also know that sometimes it can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. That’s why, in this blog series, we will explore some of the things that …

What Next? Searching for a Career

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy As I approach the latter stages of my PhD, my mind turns to what next? This blog describes my initial research into careers outside of academia and the processes that have helped me to define my next steps. If you are thinking about what next?, …

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, …