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How Can We Achieve Career Fulfilment?

By Katy Skillen, third year Master of Nutrition and Dietetics student. It’s now been around a year since Lockdown 1.0 was announced. By now we have all adjusted to a slightly more monotonous and repetitive way of life. And this might not just be in our personal lives, but in our professional lives as well. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Teach First Q&A: The Application Process

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger After university, many graduates go on to teaching careers. I sat down with my friend Hannah (name changed for privacy) to discuss the application process for the popular graduate scheme Teach First. The application process for many graduate schemes is similar and knowing what to expect can …

Is Covid-19 Changing Your Career Plans?

By Katy Skillen, third year MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics student Well, if there is one thing we have learnt in the past year, it is that change is inevitable. Maybe you had a clear plan regarding how your career is going to evolve and now that’s all been changed due to Covid-19. In …

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail: How to Build Your Resilience

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 …