Finding a Placement – FAQ’s

By Jannine Thomas, Employability Consultant (Placements), Careers Service Searching for a placement is a very personal journey but, don’t fall into the annual trap of thinking you’re the only one returning from Christmas break without a placement. You are not the only person still waiting hear back from the opportunities you applied for months ago…

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Questions your relatives will ask you at Christmas dinner and how to answer them

Written by Kareem Belfon, Marketing and Communications Assistant at the Careers Service. So, you’ve been away at Uni all year. Your aunts and uncles have been politely ‘liking’ all of your posts on Facebook, commenting ‘Looks like you’re having fun! Sending our love xxxxx’ every so often. Your family group chat is lit. ‘Look! We’ve…

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What to do if you’re an international student staying in Manchester over Christmas

Written by Kareem Belfon, Marketing and Communications Assistant at the Careers Service Campus might seem slightly quieter over the winter break, as many students return home for Christmas. However, there’s still plenty of things you can be getting involved with in Manchester during the festive season.  If you’re sticking around over the holidays, the most…

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International Students Job Search FAQ

Written by Noeleen Jones, International Careers Consultant I was asked recently by a colleague to have a look at the Job Search FAQ I produced a couple of years ago and to update this.  I have read through and updated the frequently asked questions that all careers advisers/consultants who work with international students get. Here are my answers to…

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8 Reasons to Consider Further Study That You Won’t Get Told at the Postgraduate Study Fair

Written by Anna Lomas, Employability Consultant at the Careers Service. I could take this opportunity to reel off the sensible reasons why postgraduate study is definitely something you should consider – because you’ll demonstrate that you’re tenacious, capable of self-managing and working independently or because you’ll develop your critical thinking, analytical and research skills –…

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