The workshop for your career in marketing

For a career in marketing, experience plays a big part. It is actual work, trial and error processes which make good marketers. If you are a recent graduate with a degree in Marketing or Business and little experience but would like to launch your career, the Graduate Marketing Workshop will get you started. This event organised by The SR group and Carter Murray, recruitment agencies, will take place on the 21st of June in London. Continue reading

UROP opens up opportunities

The applications for UROP, the scheme offering research internships to undergraduates at the University of Reading, are closing today, March 31. This programme gives students the chance to participate in research projects led by academics, gain a wide range of transferable skills, and kick-start their career in the area of their interest.

Two of the students who participated in the scheme in 2016, Francesca McPeanne (Education) and Hamza Abu-Elmagd (Pharmacy), took their research projects further and, after being selected as overall winners at the Undergraduate Research showcase event last November, presented the outcomes of their research work at ‘Posters in Parliament‘ in Westminster during March.

The annual exhibition, hosted by University College London, showcases some of the best UG research in the country and saw 52 students from 27 universities display their research to a range of MPs and higher education policymakers. While Francesca’s project explored the controversial ‘bilingual advantage’ in word learning, Hamza’s work focused on evaluating stakeholder experiences of pharmacists in General Practice clinics. His poster was one of eleven research projects to be shortlisted for the overall Posters in Parliament competition on the day and was awarded joint third prize by the judging panel, which was made up of leaders in the higher education and research sectors.

A growing number of universities are engaging their undergraduates in research. Reading remains at the forefront with 2016/7 being another record breaking year for the number of UROP applications received and the number of projects being funded across the university.

Posters in Parliament, Photos by Kirsten Holst

UK Huawei Seeds for the Future – Apply now!

Are you an undergraduate student looking for a life changing experience? Are you excited by technical problems because you see them as opportunities to grow as a person? Are you fascinated by the rise of Asia and ever wondered how to get practical experience working for a dynamic global business in China?

We are offering UK undergraduates – studying STEM or related disciplines (e.g. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing) the opportunity to travel to China on a 4-week programme in August 2017.

Students can apply if:

  • are UK passport holders
  • study a STEM subject and are undergraduates(any year group)
  • submit their CV and an essay of no more than 500 words demonstrating an interest in China and in Huawei and your suitability for the programme

Students should send their CV and the supporting essay to me at  by 24th January 2017.

Find out more with the UK Huawei Seeds for the Future Brochure 2017.

Disabled Student Insight Event from Lloyds Banking Group


Lloyds Banking Group will be hosting a Disabled Student Insight Event at their offices in Old Broad Street, London on the 6th December from 6pm to 8pm.

Students will have for two valuable hours of career discovery and networking with Lloyds Banking Group professionals, and find out how the organisation supports disabled graduates, interns and colleagues through their Group Disability Programme and Access Disability Network.

This Insight Event aims to help students with disabilities or a long term health condition* discover more about life at Lloyds Banking Group through their former interns and graduates, like Louis Jameson from their Group Disability Programme. Students can also expect to develop key employability skills to help them excel in their future career.

To find more about the event, including details of how to book a place visit: LBG Student Insight Event

Learn about careers in online marketing with ASOS


ASOS are hosting an insight evening on online marketing, aimed at university students.

The event is designed to educate you on careers in online marketing and will involve presentations from different marketing teams at ASOS, with a panel Q&A session, followed by networking drinks.

Spaces are limited, so it will be on a first come, first serve basis, and places will need to be pre-booked.

Information on the event:

WHEN: Tuesday 22nd November, 6.15pm – 8pm

WHERE: Ltd, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7FB

To apply to attend, please email with a paragraph on their dream career and we will get back to confirm their place!

Law: It’s not just for Law students!

This November we are running and promoting a series of workshops and events, both on and off-campus, all about careers in Law. Whether you are currently studying Law or not, a career in Law is open to everyone. Sign-up to any of the following events by clicking the link in the event title….

7th November – Prepare for the Law Fair – 5pm
Come and learn the tricks of making the most of the Law Career Fair before you go. This session is jointly delivered by Law Careers Consultant Lucy Hawkins, and a legal recruiter who is willing to share the secrets of what works – and doesn’t – when it comes to impressing firms at a fair.

9th November – Law for Non Lawyers – 1pm (Palmer)
Lead-in session for the fair for non-law students. Jointly run with the University of Law.

9th November – Law Fair 2016 – 2pm (Palmer) – download our Law Fair guide for further information on the firms and course providers attending. If you’re interested in a career in Law, don’t miss the Law Fair! There’s no need to book a place for the Fair – you can drop in any time between 2 and 4 pm. Come along for the opportunity to meet employers, network, and learn more about the career options available to you. Helpful and suitable for all students interested in Law as a career path, not just Law students and finalists!

14th November – Law applications – 1pm
Applying for careers in Law can be competitive – how can you make sure that you and your application stand out from the crowd? Come to this session for help and advice on making law applications, and impressing potential employers in the field at the Law Careers Fair.

15th November – Stand out from the crowd – 6pm Palmer G03 – Led by BPP
This workshop is tailored to helping you succeed in the application process. Avoiding the application pitfalls, answering competency based questions and having a successful interview. 

2nd December – NationalLawLIVE, The Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester.
An immersive, full-day event looking at the economics of national firms, what they do, how a career might progress and the life of lawyers working in this sort of business. It is timed to maximise the benefit to students intending to apply for 2017 vacation schemes. Firms that will be present include Shoosmiths, Clyde & Co and Osborne Clarke. Closing date for applications: 28 October 2016. Students can apply for places via the NationalLawLIVE website.



Assessment Centre Training Course for Visually Impaired Students

We are pleased to be offering our third assessment centre training course for visually impaired students and recent graduates.

This free* course is fully accessible and will be delivered by Ian Wright of Fortuna Training Ltd.

Since our last course in September, one candidate has already attended an assessment centre and secured a graduate scheme position for 2017.

The training includes psychometric tests, a presentation and group exercise, competency-based interview practice, tips for succeeding at assessment centres and advice specifically for visually impairment applicants.

The event will run from 11am – 5pm on Thursday 1 December 2016 at the Blind in Business Office (4th floor, 1 London Wall Buildings, London, EC2M 5PG). We are able to meet candidates at Moorgate or Liverpool Street station.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.

We are only able to offer six places per course. To apply, please send your CV to:

Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 17th November 2016.

*Successful candidates will be asked to pay a fully refundable £30 deposit to secure their place, owing to high drop out rates at previous events. We reserve the right to postpone the training if the spaces for each event have not been filled.

IT’s not just for the boys!

TARGETjobs Events are proud to present IT’s not just for the boys!,target jobs an event designed exclusively for female students who are looking to find out more about technology careers.

Attendees will network with top recruiters, discuss internships and graduate schemes for 2017 and beyond, and take part in skills sessions and team challenges designed to showcase teamwork, problem solving and communication. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions to recent graduates and senior managers on their roles within the companies, and how to follow in their footsteps!

Technology is not all about computers, and whilst a knowledge of programming is beneficial for some technology roles, recruiters are looking to meet students with a passion and drive for IT, so if you’re an innovative team player, who’s ambitious, eager to learn and looking for a varied and exciting career there will be a role for you!

28th October:

18th November

Discover Law at the University of Law


Interested in doing the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law), LPC (Legal Practice Course) or the BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course – which you will be required to do if at some point in the future if you plan on becoming a solicitor or barrister)? There is no better way to find out more about it than first hand at an open day taking place at the Guildford campus on Saturday 29th October, 10:30 – 13:00. It will not only give you the opportunity to find out more about the course (and options to do masters in conjunction with the LPC, which is included in the fees), but also to see whether Guildford is the place for you. If this date is not suitable for you, there will be more open days during the year, so do not worry.

All ULaw centres offer the LPC, however only a few run the BPTC. These are Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Leeds. There are also LPC and BPTC open days in other centres around the UK, on the same day and at the same time.

These open days are great for all years, no matter what stage you are at; whether it be looking to choose a provider, make a decision about whether to the or even those of you who are still considering lots of options. This open day will help you make decisions about your future career.

See all open days and book your place at the open day through the following link –

If you want to know anything else about the University of Law, please like the Reading University of Law Facebook page to stay up to date with all the events:
or follow @ReadingULawRep on Twitter.


Australian & New Zealand University Open Day


The Study Options Open Day is a free information event designed to give students the chance to find out more about further study at Australian and New Zealand universities.  Come along to Australia House to meet 17 universities from all over Australia and New Zealand – it’s an opportunity to find out more about the courses available, accommodation, scholarship availability, student life down under and so much more.

Universities confirmed for the November 2016 events are: Australian Catholic University, Macquarie University, The University of Newcastle, The University of Sydney, UNSW Australia, Bond University, Griffith University, James Cook University, The University of Queensland, The University of Tasmania, La Trobe University, Monash University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Western Australia, The University of Waikato, The University of Canterbury, The University of Otago

When? Saturday 19th November 2016. 1.30pm to 6.00pm

Where? Australia House, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA

You must register online at and bring photo ID to attend this event.