We’re #11! StudentCrowd’s Best Universities for Careers Services 2021

2021 top 20 best careers service, Reading. StudentCrowd. 5 star

University of Reading Careers Centre receives highly coveted StudentCrowd University Awards 2021. We were delighted to receive the news that we have been ranked #11 in the top 20 table of Best Universities for Careers Services! This is the only university award in the UK based 100% on student reviews. StudentCrowd crunched the numbers on …

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A career in the charity sector

Charisma have been recruiting for the charity sector for 20 years and I’ve been a director in the business for the last 3 years.  I work on placing trustees, chief executives, directors, heads of, managers, executives and officers – people right across the charity sector. One thing I hear time and time again is this …

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Five Reasons to Work in a Fintech Firm

The term ‘fintech’ is a combination of two words: financial and technology. It describes firms that are using open banking API integrations to offer new and innovative finance products to customers. These products may include, for example, cash flow management software for a small business, or lending products that do not already exist in the …

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Change 100: internships, professional development and mentoring

If you’re a university student or recent graduate with a disability or long-term condition, you’re invited to apply for Change 100 – a programme of paid summer internships, professional development and mentoring, provided by Leonard Cheshire.  Each year we partner with top UK employers who believe that disability isn’t a barrier to an excellent career, …

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Should Students Bother With LinkedIn?

As a student, it’s always a good idea to do what you can at university to make your life a little easier when you graduate. One of the best things you can do is set yourself up on LinkedIn and start building your personal portfolio. You may think that you don’t need it right now …

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Cibyl Careers survey

This year we’re taking part in the Cibyl survey, one of the UK’s largest student careers aspiration surveys.  Cibyl provide employers and universities across the nation, with unparalleled insights into students’ career thinking. They will use your survey answers to provide us with a detailed feedback report. The reports will tell us how satisfied you …

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