Category: postgraduate

Advice for anybody thinking of taking on further education beyond undergraduate level.

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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Careers with social impact

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There is a well-trodden path to the career service with students sharing how they aspire to make a difference with their choice of career. This is a truly admirable statement, but often leads to plenty of soul searching to work out precisely how they want to make that difference and the answer to this often …

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5 top tips to get into web development

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You may still be studying or have recently graduated, either way, you must be thinking about your next step, employment. Finding a job can be a bit of a minefield and gaining employment fresh out of university can be a little tricky. But don’t worry, here are some great tips to help you get started …

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The top 10 CV mistakes

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Writing a CV is challenging at the best of times, but by avoiding some of the more common pitfalls, you’ll find you’ll end up with a pretty good CV.  Go for quality, not quantity, by checking your CV isn’t harbouring any of these common errors. 1. Not all first impressions are good When a recruiter …

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Postgraduate study: a case study from MA Public Policy student Cait Pilkington

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Full Name: Cait Pilkington Undergraduate Course: BA History and Politics What type of postgraduate study did you do/are you doing? Master’s What is the title of your postgraduate course: MA Public Policy Why did you decide to undertake postgraduate study: I wanted to focus my interests in an area I was really interested in, which …

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