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Tough guy! Can construction ever be inclusive?

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“They call it banter.”  “It’s harmless.” “They don’t mean anything by it.” “Just a laugh.” It’s easy to think that some sectors are more prone to this than others. The construction industry has long been associated with racism, homophobia, and misogyny. It’s perceived as a tough environment where you need a thick skin. If you’ve …

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Research week round-up

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Did you miss our Research Careers Week? We’ve recently hosted our annual research themed week, focusing on both careers in research and further study options. In addition to hosting a range of events and workshops throughout the week, we also put out some themed tweets & blogs, not to mention the 2019 UROP Showcase. Here’s …

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4 takeaways from ISE HE conference

The Institute of Student Employers held a conference for careers professionals recently, which focused on some of the changes being introduced by recruiters to their selection and assessment processes. The event featured a number of employer-led sessions are here is a recap of the key points we took away from the day. 1. There are …

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My placement experience in Cape Town, SA

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Why should you do a placement year when you can graduate earlier and go straight into work? Article written by BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Student, Nicolas Sigrist As someone who is currently doing my placement abroad in Cape Town SA, here’s my experience and why I think it’s worth doing one. The placement I …

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Listening is seriously underrated

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DAY OF LISTENING – ACTIVE LISTENING AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST   Podcast Transcript: Today is listening day. What, I hear you ask? Yes, listening day. The day where we reflect on how important a role listening has to play in our lives. Imagine not being able to listen, lectures would be completely pointless, chatting with …

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