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

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

What is reasonable?: York Strengths Development Sessions and Reasonable Adjustments


During your time at the University of York, you may come across the term reasonable adjustments. This can be in relation to your course and studies, but you may also hear it when attending events and in other aspects of your university experience. The York Strengths Team works hard to make sure its York Strengths … Continue reading What is reasonable?: York Strengths Development Sessions and Reasonable Adjustments

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?

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?