How to Search for an Internship


by Jessica Farnhill Young The term ‘internship’ often conjures up images of famous actors in Hollywood films, making coffee and running around in huge, beautiful, glass-walled offices. Themes like this make internships appear hardly accessible, and a very questionable use of the intern’s time. Like with most things in films, the truth is the reverse: … Continue reading How to Search for an Internship

Getting started with career planning – breaking the procrastination cycle


Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com A few weeks ago we shared a blog on how to get started when you don’t know what to do but what if you can’t get started because procrastination keeps getting in the way?  Procrastination is avoidance of a task. When you need to start an essay but you put … Continue reading Getting started with career planning – breaking the procrastination cycle

Commercial Awareness – What is it and why do employers want it?


(Please note: These tips were inspired by a Bright Network webinar on Commercial Awareness) When you think of soft skills that employers are looking for, you’ll probably think of communication, teamwork, self-motivation and organisation, alongside others. But there are probably some that you haven’t thought of. Bright Network recently conducted a survey with both students … Continue reading Commercial Awareness – What is it and why do employers want it?

What Do You Actually Do!? Episode 23: Aiden Heeley-Hill, PhD Student


Today's episode of What Do You Actually Do!? will be focusing on studying a PhD in general, but more specifically in Chemistry. We interviewed PhD student, Aiden Heeley-Hill who is studying Atmospheric Chemistry and has a keen interest in science communication. Subscribe on your favourite platform now. About Aiden Aiden is a PhD candidate in … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do!? Episode 23: Aiden Heeley-Hill, PhD Student

“How can I gain work experience with the Bank of England?”: Part One


What they can offer students On the 8th November this year, The Bank of England came onto campus to deliver a talk on their company culture and recruitment tips. Our Careers Consultant, Erica Rowell, went along to the talk and compiled some of the information that was given into a two-part blog for those who … Continue reading “How can I gain work experience with the Bank of England?”: Part One