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Exploring Careers in Sustainability

By Sarah Ainger, Senior Careers Adviser An increase in public awareness of environmental challenges has led to organisations investing in sustainable working practices. As a consequence, the job opportunities in this area have also been growing. But how can you start to build a career in sustainability? Here we look at four ways to explore …

My Advice for Coping with Rejection From Grad Schemes

By Anna McConachie, English Student Blogger Facing rejection is demoralising, demotivating and down-right difficult. Unfortunately, as graduates we are likely to face a lot of it. Here is how I have been dealing with rejection from grad schemes recently.  Process your emotions Being rejected hurts. After spending hours on an application, agonising over assessment questions, …

Searching for Graduate Schemes

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy, and ethics student blogger If you are in your final or penultimate year, like me, you have probably started or are about to start your search for graduate schemes. This can be daunting and stressful. Especially trying to find time to search for graduate schemes alongside doing your university work. …

Careers in the Lab: Alumni Insight

By Gemma Foxall, Employability Education Projects Officer As part of our Spotlight On series of events, we held an informative session all about lab-based careers. Amy (MSci Human Genetics), Group Leader at Charles River Laboratories, Jaimee (BSc Biology), Brain Bank Technician at King’s College London, and Liam (BSc Microbiology), Lab Manager at NHS Test and …

Virtual Careers Fairs: The Ultimate Guide

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, student blogger So, you’ve got to grips with lectures from home, societies from home, and catching up with friends… from home. But how about discovering your next job from home? Well, that is exactly what a virtual careers fair aims to help you do! Having attended the virtual …

From Graduate to Graduate Scheme and Everything Inbetween

By Max Cooper, BA Hons History graduate I’ll start by saying that I never considered myself to be within the bracket of students who got placed on internships or graduate schemes. If I can get a place on a graduate scheme then the vast majority can provided that they prepare accordingly. What I believe allowed …

Getting Prepared for Psychometric Tests

By Mayokun Obe, BSc Hons Mathematics What are psychometric tests? Psychometric tests are a common part of the graduate job experience. Applying for roles, especially with a large corporate company, means that you will be subject to some form of testing. Many of my fellow graduates fear the tests, however, there is no escaping them. …

How To Find a Job That’s Right for You

By, Hayley Williams, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager Picking the right career can seem like a daunting task at times. It can be difficult to navigate the many options but don’t worry we are here to help. Here are our four top tips for finding the right job for you. 1. Start by focussing on …

My Career Journey in the Third-Sector

By Ailya Syeda Hasnain, BA Hons English graduate What is the third sector? The third sector is defined as a “range of organisations that are neither public sector nor private sector. It includes voluntary and community organisations (both registered charities and other organisations such as associations, self-help groups, and community groups), social enterprises, mutuals, and …

How To Manage Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer If you’ve experienced a long-term mental health challenge, you may worry about talking to a prospective employer about it. Some people worry about saying the wrong thing or if they’ll be viewed less favourably than other candidates. In reality, sharing any information is entirely up to you. I’d …