Category: placements

All things UROP and placements.

VGRIF: What you need to know!

We are pleased to announce the first VIRTUAL Graduate Recruitment and Internship Festival, taking place 10-12 June, featuring over 30 organisations with graduate, internship and placement vacancies, some of which are available for 2020 start dates. You can participate in any or all of our activities listed below! Employers are: Delivering webinars about their organisation and …

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My crash course in careers: from zero to career ready in just months

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Getting started in first-year… Written by Isabel Vernon – BSc Geography (Human and Physical) When I first arrived at university, I asked the careers service to help me find a part-time job. Through a careers appointment and CV check, I was given lots of advice for the upcoming jobs fair on campus and completely redesigned …

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How to ace your online interviews

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Whether online or face to face, a good interview starts with quality preparation. Think through: 1. Who will be interviewing you? If HR, anticipate more general questions, if a technical or line manager the questions might be more specific to the job. Find out about the organisation and understand the job content as they are …

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Welcome to our virtual Careers & Placements support!

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Considering recent changes, the Careers and Placements teams have changed all their student-facing services to a fully digital service. This means you can fully engage with your career development off-campus, at a time that suits you. Careers and placement appointments We’re operating our daily 1-1 careers and placement appointments virtually!  All appointments are delivered remotely, …

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5 Things that you can only learn from a Placement

The article author photographed on his placement

Typically, you might not know what a placement is or may have no intention of doing an industrial placement when you are still familiarising the university. Until you start reaching out to the Careers Team – or they approach you – a lot of you may wonder whether postponing your graduation for a placement year …

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