Careers and Placements Fair 2018 – an event for everyone at Reading

Careers and Placements Fair 2018 Reading

Over 90 employers ready to meet Reading students of all degree disciplines at the Careers and Placements Fair 2018

Written by Alison Taylor, Careers Consultant

You might be surprised to hear that over 60% of jobs advertised to graduates are open to students who have studied any degree subject… that’s a lot of interesting possibilities!

If you’re one of Reading’s many arts, humanities or social science students, you might be wondering if it’s worth attending our Careers and Placements Fair on 24 October taking place in Palmer. Continue reading

How a THRIVE mentor can help you to kick-start your career

THRIVE Mentoring at the beginning of your career

Popular culture is littered with examples of the guiding wisdom a well-suited mentor can offer. For Luke Skywalker there was Yoda, for the Karate Kid there was Mr Miyagi and for Heracles there was Philoctetes (although, our Classics students will know that the character was actually based on Chiron the Centaur.) Continue reading

Apply for the 2019 Legal Launch Pad Programme

Are you a current student at the University of Reading doing a law degree?

The LLP programme is targeted at second, final-year and postgraduate (GDL, LPC etc) law students and final-year non-law students from African, Caribbean, Asian and other ethnic minority or socially disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK (England and Wales) interested in pursuing a legal career. Continue reading

5 ways to boost your graduate CV

This article was written by Andrew Fennel from StandOut CV.


Transitioning from education to the working world can be a challenge, especially when you’re looking for your CV to stand out amongst the qualified and experienced competition. If you’re graduating from university, producing a CV that highlights your degree knowledge and workplace skills is essential. Continue reading

Part-time work, volunteering and much more at JobFest 2018

JobFest event poster

Welcome Week is underway, and there are plenty of activities taking place on campus. After you’ve gone through the enrolment process and have officially become a Reading student, you’re free to attend and enjoy all of them. There is so much going on, that you really need to start using the University’s student portal, Me@Reading, asap. So go on there and check out the events listing! Continue reading

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