January 2021 archive

Surviving your first technical interview by Tecknuovo

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Embarking on your tech journey can be difficult once you’ve completed your university degree. Knowing which job to apply for, getting an interview and then nailing the interview and securing a job! It sounds like a lot. With upskilling at the core of our values as a consultancy, we’ve drawn on our internal expertise and …

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My internship with The Conservation Volunteers

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The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) is a community volunteering charity that help improve and promote local woodlands. Last year, I had the pleasure of doing an internship with TCV in which I helped on a woodland improvement project for Lousehill Copse in Tilehurst. My official role was Woodland Heritage Project Officer. As a second-year geography student …

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What is it like working at the Campus Jobs Help Desk?

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Giving you the lowdown on Campus Jobs: What it’s like working at Campus Jobs and some tips for applying! You always see us smiling and laughing in our TikToks and Boomerangs, but why is it that we love working for Campus Jobs? As we will soon be advertising for two new helpdesk assistants, we thought you might like to know a bit more about what it’s like working in the Campus Jobs Team and some tips on …

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What a hoot! My experience as a volunteer at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

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Written by Isobel Baker, second-year BSc Ecology & Wildlife Conservation student Hi I’m Izzy! I am a second-year BSc Ecology & Wildlife Conservation student, and I have been volunteering with Suffolk Owl Sanctuary since July 2020. Here I share my experiences volunteering in the animal management sector, and my top tips for finding volunteer opportunities. …

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My 12-month industrial placement at Ilika

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Written by James Counter, final year Integrated Master’s Chemistry student. For Part 3 I undertook a 12-month industrial placement at Ilika®, where I worked on thin film solid state batteries as part of the Stereax testing and characterisation team. What made you choose a placement option? I remember being distinctly unsure about doing a placement …

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