Why should I complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey during a pandemic?

Written by Jenny Sloan, Careers Consultant for Graduate Transitions at The Careers Service The Graduate Outcomes survey is the biggest annual social survey in the UK. It’s run by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and asks all graduates who have studied a higher education course in the UK what they’re doing 15 months after finishing their…

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International Connections Conference

The International Connections Conference taking place 7-9 April 2021 is a great opportunity to explore your career options and connect with other students through interactive volunteering and entrepreneurship sessions as well as talks from the Students’ Union. The events will help you understand the importance of cross cultural knowledge and working. You’ll also have the opportunity…

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First Insights Conference takeaways

Written by Samantha Oates-Miller, Careers Insights and Graduate Support Assistant at the Careers Service The brand new event ‘First Insights Conference’ took place on Wednesday, 24 March and gave over 140 first year undergraduate students the opportunity to meet with employers and graduates from three sectors of their choice. The conference aimed to give students…

First Insights Conference

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Stay career focused this Easter

Written by Emma Naylor, Student Engagement and Enterprise Assistant at the Careers Service Are you looking forward to the Easter break? Why not take the opportunity to prepare for your future and get career ready. While appointments will be unavailable between 1st and 7th April 2021, you can still access a wide range of careers…

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The road to finding a placement

Written by Jannine Thomas, Employability Consultant (Placements) at The Careers Service Are you feeling tired of searching and applying for placements only to be rejected or – worse still – left in a state of limbo? Whatever stage you’re at in your placement search, the Careers Service can help. It’s not too late! Though many large companies…

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Find hidden gems in the job market

Written by Louise Sethi, Careers Consultant at the Careers Service When beginning to look for job, it’s worth knowing that lots of graduate roles and work experience opportunities are only advertised on specialist job sites or social media.  Some roles aren’t advertised at all, and form part of the hidden job market which is substantial but…

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Gaining work experience

Written by Anna-Pascalle Levine, Employability Executive at The Careers Service Did you know that the skills employers are looking for most, and often feel are lacking from a graduate’s CV are: Leadership Teamwork Commercial awareness The Careers Service recognises you may be struggling to develop these and other skills during the current COVID pandemic. Some…

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