Category: postgraduate

Advice for anybody thinking of taking on further education beyond undergraduate level.

How the Careers and Placements Fair helped me with my future career

Students queuing for the careers and placements fair 2019

Written by Caroline Thomas, BSc Geography Student I am currently in my second year of University, studying geography here at Reading. Throughout school and Sixth Form I never had a clear idea of what it was that I wanted to do; what it is that I wanted to go into or what type of profession …

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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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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering opportunities

Opportunity What you will be doing Face-to-face or online  National or local Time commitment Deadline for application Your Space Time fundraiser Create new opportunities with mental health for disadvantaged communities via a mobile counselling service and assisting in expanding the service through fundraising. Online National Dependent on the volunteer’s availability 1st July 2020 Rare Charity fundraiser You will be required to …

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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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Top 5 tips for effective remote working

women working at home, hugging dog

1. Create some routines! It can be hard working on your own. You can make it easier if you put structure in place. Structures include things like: Setting up a workspace where you go every day to do your work (probably not in bed!). Go there at the same time each day and start at …

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