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Latest news about the labour and graduate market.

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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Becoming a Physicians Associate: by Mark Laffan, Physicians Associate at RBH

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We interviewed Mark Laffan, Physician Associate at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, here’s what he had to say… What does a Physician Associate do? Physician Associates are medically trained to recognise, diagnose, and manage the most common and life-threatening conditions. PAs achieve this by working within the medical team, taking histories, and performing clinical examinations. These …

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Thriving while helping students’ careers thrive too!

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Can you introduce yourself?   I’m Molly and I’m working as the Careers Mentoring Assistant for the THRIVE Scheme in the Careers Centre at UoR. I graduated from the university in July with a BA in English Literature and enjoyed my degree and Reading Uni experience so much I decided to come back and work for them too!  …

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