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Master’s Students: Don’t Miss Out

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager You’ve just started your course and you may think you’ve got ages to think about what’s next after your master’s. Of course, you have a whole year or longer to consider your next step, but there are so many career activities taking place this term we don’t want …

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 …

Psychometric Tests – Expect the Unexpected

By Darryl Giffts-Walker, Environmental Science with Industrial Year graduate If you’re looking for a graduate role or an internship, it’s more than possible that you will come across psychometric tests as part of the recruitment and selection process. It’s not just confined to the industries you might expect, but common across all sectors and career …

I Don’t Have a Grad Job: What Now?

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger It can be daunting leaving university without a spot on a graduate scheme. However, it’s important to remember that having a grad scheme is not the be all and end all for leaving uni. Taking a break after university before you launch into a career can be very beneficial. …

Entering the Job Market in Difficult Times

By Laura De Simoni, PhD English graduate After years of hard work, you finally finished your graduate studies…congratulations! Now it’s time to enter the job market, but the after effects of the pandemic are still very much here. While it can be daunting to apply for jobs in such challenging times, knowing your skillset will …

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, 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 careers …

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 …