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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, 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 …

Why You Should Apply to the Career Mentoring Programme

By Lowri White, third-year BA (Hons) Classics My experience with career mentoring was essential in confirming my career route and providing me with the confidence to do so. The career mentoring experience provided me with a unique insight and unrivalled advice that was important to me. The opportunity to get advice and insight from someone …

A Spotlight on Tutoring

By Katy Skillen, third-year Master of Nutrition and Dietetics student Throughout the past year, I have worked as a part-time GCSE and A-Level tutor through an online tutoring site. While the thought of another ‘from your bedroom’ activity might seem like a curse, I have actually found it perfect for me! I believe that online …

I Want To Work for an NGO… but How Do I Make It Happen?

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger Feeling at a crossroads regarding what you want to do in the future? You are not alone. As I am sure many other students do too. I have a vague idea about what I want to do in the future. But it kind of stops there… So, the question is, …

5 Things You Need to Know If You Want to Work in PR

By Ella Hendrix, writer and entrepreneur Public relations (PR) is a stimulating, fast-paced and highly rewarding career that will demand a lot from you but give you plenty back in return. Before you start firing off emails for internships or training opportunities, it’s important to understand exactly what will be expected of you in this …

Why exam lessons can be career lessons

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, second year student blogger For many of us, we are now bang in the middle of exam period. Yet, these exams are very different than what we expected. I never thought I would be sitting my second year exams on my dining room table, with a …

What job will make me happy?

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Let’s imagine you start full-time employment when you graduate. If we stop to think about this level of commitment, then asking if you will be happy in your job seems quite reasonable. Happiness in work is a scale and will mean different things for different people. For some people being …

Could you be a copywriter?

By Derryck Strachan, Managing Director, Big Star Copywriting You know you’re good with words, and your lecturers are always complimenting you on how well written your essays are. You might be studying English, creative writing or another related subject, or you could be studying a scientific or technical subject and feel you could transfer your …