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It’s never too late to change your mind about your career

By Yca Tan, UoN graduate Growing up in a family of nurses, I always thought nursing was also in my path. Helping people in their most vulnerable moments was fulfilling. However, as I moved through my studies, I realised that nursing wasn’t the right fit for me. The emotional and physical demands, along with the …

NHS Graduate Scientist Training Programme

By Lucy Rayner-Thomas, chemistry student. I became especially interested in the NHS Scientist Training Programme as I have always been interested in healthcare science and thought it would be amazing to be trained as a clinical scientist and earn a masters in clinical science in the process. One thing that surprised me was how many …

The benefit of part-time and volunteer work at university

By Rania Monasch, BA Geography – © Ray Sangga Kusuma via Unsplash For various reasons it might not be appealing to volunteer or work part-time while studying at university. Your main focus is likely to pass your exams and part-time work could detract from that. However, with the correct planning and scheduling, part-time work can …

Believe in Your Abilities and Be Open to Trying New Opportunities

By Kaixin Chen, MA Film, Television and Screen Industries graduate During my university years, I was committed to a career in the film and television industry. The careers sessions I attended, the social gatherings recommended by professors, the online lectures, and even the research topics I worked on were all in preparation for breaking into …

The End of University… What Now?

Emily Oxbury, History student blogger So, you’ve graduated university. Everything you’ve been working towards for the past few years has led to this moment. But the days after graduation can feel like the loneliest, most confusing days. What do I do now? Who can I go to for help? What jobs should I apply for? …

How to Make the Most Out of a Careers Fair

Emily Oxbury, MA History Student Blogger  The Graduate Jobs Fair is just around the corner on Wednesday 17 May, 11.30am – 3pm at David Ross Sports Village. If you’re set to graduate (or keen to get a head start thinking about future employment) this is a great opportunity to meet employers and ask any questions you …

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. …