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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 …

The New Graduate Immigration Route. What Does This Mean for Me?

By Sarah Allen, Senior Careers Adviser. For international students thinking about staying in the UK after graduation, the new Graduate Immigration Route offers an exciting opportunity. From July 1 2021, international students who successfully complete a Bachelors or Masters level qualification, and have a valid tier 4 / student visa, will be eligible to apply …

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 …

4 Ways To Boost Your Employability Using Lab Skills

By Peter Kay, Senior Careers Adviser The last 16 months have been challenging for many reasons, not least the lack of laboratory time as part of your course. Looking for a job or PhD degree that requires a level of laboratory skills makes applying for an opportunity even more challenging. Or does it? So what …

What’s Happening in the Current Job Market?

By Paul Charman, Deputy Director, Careers team Earlier this year I wrote about the 2021 job market giving context to the headlines at the time and the steps that you can put in place to navigate your job search. Over the last month or so we have seen employer updates and increased opportunities listed with …