Gaining skills in lockdown

Written by Sarah Mallen, Information Manager at the Careers Service Most of you won’t be going out to part time jobs right now and you may be thinking that you missed out on internships in summer too. However, there are plenty of things you can do from the comfort of your own home to gain…

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Humanities PhDs: Want to try research consultancy?

Collaboration Labs currently has an open call for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers to receive fully-funded professional training, bespoke coaching and research consultancy opportunities for business and academic collaboration. What is the Collaboration Labs programme? Collaboration Labs is an ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange programme facilitated by The University of Manchester, with the support of the…

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Graduate roles with The Tutor Trust

Written by Jenny Sloan, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service Tutor Trust are an award-winning charity who deliver 1:1 and small group tutoring to children and young people across Greater Manchester, Leeds and Merseyside.   Tutor Trust was recently announced as one of the partner providers who will be delivering the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), a government-funded programme…

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CareerSet: how to transform your CV

Written by Philip E. J. Sulter, PhD Candidate (School of Arts, Languages and Cultures) and Student Partner Intern The Careers Service offers lots of opportunities for students to improve, refine and develop their CVs. Now, with the newly developed CareerSet CV checker available for all students, another resource has been added to enhance the student experience. Below,…

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Work experience in the time of COVID

Written by Sarah Ashworth, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service Getting work experience, whether related or unrelated to your degree and future aspirations, can be valuable in attracting the attention of future employers. Emma Pollard, Principal research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) says: “Employers believe that work experience – including voluntary work…

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