Winter break careers advice

Written by Alison Taylor, Careers Consultant

So, term has ended and you’re probably going home to put your feet up for a well-earned rest! But here in Careers at the University of Reading, we always like to make sure that we leave no stone unturned in the search for that perfect internship/placement/job! In fact, there are a few little things you can do over the winter break which can help with your future career planning. Continue reading

Applying for grad schemes in 2018

Written by Kevin Thompson, Careers Consultant

Are you in your final year and in need of a break from all the hard work? We completely understand!

It’s week 11 and soon you’ll have some time for yourself to relax, recuperate and take stock. This is also your last chance to think about what you’re going to do after your course, maybe find some grad schemes in 2018.    Continue reading

Is the Careers and Placements Fair for you?

Yes, the Careers and Placements Fair is for everyone

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 Fair on 19th October. It’s all about big business, right? They won’t be interested in me, will they? Answer – NO! Continue reading

Regain the crown for Reading at the CISCO University Challenge 2017

Following the success of last year’s edition, CISCO are delighted to announce that they are hosting another event this year, between 26th – 27th October.

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Success for Enactus Reading

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

The Enactus team at the University of Reading pledges to strive to create sustainable lasting social change. They are currently undertaking 5 projects involving communities and individuals around Reading and beyond. The members of Enactus Reading are proactive students who work in the business environment and are involved in social projects at the same time. They gain work experience while at the university,  expand their network, and develop new skills which increase their employability.

After presenting their Social Enterprises at the Enactus UK National Expo in April, Enactus University of Reading was one of the 20 UK teams which made it to the Semi-Finals. To have a stronger social impact in the future, Enactus needs new like-minded members. If you are proactive and want to be involved in social projects, looking to develop valuable skills and gain working experience, learn more about Enactus and become a member.

Welcome Week 2016: Work as a Welcome Ambassador!


Being a Welcome Ambassador is a great opportunity to get paid for sharing your passion about being a student at the University of Reading whilst helping new students arrive, settle in and enjoy the start of their time here.

Welcome Week delivers a series of activities from Heathrow ‘Meet & Greet’, registration support and information desk queries, through orientation tours and a Campus Carnival, to Accommodation Talks, VC Welcome Talks, the Module Fair, a Joint Honours induction, and the Reading Experience Event.

Key to the success of these events and supporting all new student activities are our team of student Welcome Ambassadors.

We are looking for current students with the following qualities:

  • Passionate about studying at the University of Reading
  • Sociable and keen to engage with other students from all backgrounds
  • Good knowledge of campus, particularly support services and opportunities available
  • Friendly, hard-working and pro-active
  • Excellent level of spoken English (additional languages a benefit but not essential)

The work involves welcoming new students to the University of Reading and supporting the set up and operation of a series of key activities including:

  • Academic Success & Module Fair Event – Tues 20th Sept
  • Joint Honours Inductions – Wed 21st Sept
  • Reading Experience Day – Wed 28th Sept
  • Walking and Bus tours – various days
  • Information Point support – Thursday 15th to Fri 23rd Sept inclusive

All shifts will be paid at £7.20 per hour (including compulsory training week commencing 12th September). Whilst applicants with availability for all shifts would be preferred we would welcome applications from student working in other student engagement roles at the University. Please outline any limitations of availability for ambassador shifts on your application email including any visa restrictions.

To find out more, please email

Closing date for applications is Thursday 2nd June, interviews will be held week commencing 6th June 2016.