Careers in… Policy, Government and Public Affairs


Wednesday 22 February, 6pm - Exhibition Centre, University of York We are actually covering a very wide cross-section of career options with this event which I have summarised neatly into three distinct areas giving you an overview of the breadth of exciting career opportunities they offer.  Careers in Policy Often when we think of Policy … Continue reading Careers in… Policy, Government and Public Affairs

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 62: Jack Ventress, Barrister


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Kate talks to York graduate Jack about training to be a barrister. Jack studied History and decided to train as a barrister after completing the Teach First Programme. Jack explains what skills you need, what he does each day and how you shouldn't be put off by … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 62: Jack Ventress, Barrister

Practising your job applications- how do you do it?


By Charlotte Read In an ideal world, if you had the relevant experience, you could send a job application listing all your experience, with no prior practice of making job applications, and be accepted into a job. Unfortunately, a lot of job applications require more nuance. They like candidates who can show a reflective writing … Continue reading Practising your job applications- how do you do it?

Health, Safety, and Placement Year at Forvia/Faurecia


Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Placement Year Experience Hi - I’m Alessandra, a final-year Environment, Economics, and Ecology student. I just finished my placement year with Forvia as their HSE student. It was an amazing experience that I would do again if given the opportunity.  Before starting placement, I had no experience whatsoever within the … Continue reading Health, Safety, and Placement Year at Forvia/Faurecia

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 60: Bethany Watrous, Digital archaeologist and entrepreneur


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Bethany is a York graduate and director of Experience Heritage, where she uses her expertise in archaeology and interest in digital storytelling to bring history to live in innovative ways. That could mean augmented reality experiences, interactive heritage apps and digital animation. Bethany tells us how she started … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 60: Bethany Watrous, Digital archaeologist and entrepreneur

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 59: Toby Cannon, Running a startup


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Interested in startups or working for yourself? That's what this episode is all about. Toby Cannon graduated from York in 2019 with a degree in Computer Science. He now runs Myles, a startup that began as an app allowing people to complete virtual challenges by tracking their fitness activity. He … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 59: Toby Cannon, Running a startup

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 57: Lucy Gilder, Journalism Researcher, BBC News


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Want a job in research? Or interested in working in the media? This episode is for you. Today Kate talks to Lucy, York grad and current Journalism Researcher at BBC News, about what her job is actually like.Lucy's Bio:Lucy is a Journalism Researcher at BBC News, specialising … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 57: Lucy Gilder, Journalism Researcher, BBC News

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 56: John Steel, Life as a CEO: running Cafédirect


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Think you want to be a CEO? Interested in marketing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) or the world of ethical business? This episode is for you. John Steel is the CEO of Cafédirect and has worked his way up through a number of FMCG businesses after beginning his career in … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 56: John Steel, Life as a CEO: running Cafédirect