If you’re curious about opportunities to work in health, you might be surprised to know that there are plenty of options that don’t involve face to face patient care. The range of roles available that utilise skill sets in non-clinical work and from a diverse range of educational backgrounds are important in supporting the day … Continue reading Careers in… Health Management, Research and Consultancy
One thing you can be certain of, if you’re uncertain about your next steps
The prospect of moving from student life to the world of work can be a bit daunting. There may be a number of unknowns ahead - from not knowing what you’re going to do after university to not knowing what to expect of the work environment of a graduate. Despite the uncertainty though, there are … Continue reading One thing you can be certain of, if you’re uncertain about your next steps
5 reasons you should volunteer this year
Let this be the year that you get involved with volunteering! The benefits of volunteering are huge - not only for those that you support, but for you as a volunteer. Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people, discovering more about the city you live in and gaining unique and exciting experiences that … Continue reading 5 reasons you should volunteer this year
What are you good at? What energises you? What are your strengths?
These might seem like pretty simple questions, but it can be much easier (and less complicated) to develop knowledge of the world around us than it can be to take time getting to know ourselves. Everyone talks about university as a time for self-discovery, but even if you know the person you are, that’s already … Continue reading What are you good at? What energises you? What are your strengths?
Meet the Volunteering Team
The Volunteering Team in Careers and Placements is here to help you find volunteering opportunities that will help you to build your skills and confidence, gain fantastic work experience for your CV and enhance your wellbeing, all whilst making a huge difference to the city you’re studying in! As the new term starts, we wanted … Continue reading Meet the Volunteering Team
Things to do this Christmas vac
The Christmas vacation can be an odd time of year with a mix of things competing for your attention during the holiday season. Taking some time out and actually getting to relax, socialise and chill is a must after a busy Autumn Term. The benefit of recharging your batteries and having some downtime is essential … Continue reading Things to do this Christmas vac
Managing job applications
In a recent blog, we talked about the pressures of having many career options and how to handle them. This time, we’re turning the spotlight on managing the application process. Making a good application - whether it’s for an internship, placement year or graduate job - can be a time-consuming challenge. Plus, it’s likely that … Continue reading Managing job applications
So many career options, so many things to do!
Whatever your year of study, there are things that can be done to enhance your employability. However, having a range of choices can be a little overwhelming and ‘careers stuff’ can seem serious, scary or just too far in the future to face now. Don’t be tempted to avoid it, though or to put off … Continue reading So many career options, so many things to do!
All Experience Counts
According to a survey conducted by the UK Commision for Employment and Skills (UKCES), up to two thirds of employers regard applicants with relevant work experience as being more prepared and suitable for job opportunities. This creates a catch 22 situation where in order to find work you need experience but can't gain that experience … Continue reading All Experience Counts
Can passion lead to leadership? Exploring how to be a leader.
Leadership is often presented as a skill to aspire to have or actions to do from even before university all the way to your future career. However, the traditional idea of leadership also often presents itself as an elite, elusive skill that only certain people can achieve. In that case, how do you become a … Continue reading Can passion lead to leadership? Exploring how to be a leader.
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