Category: postgraduate

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

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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Graduate careers in Africa

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A few years ago The Guardian published an article about career opportunities in Africa. The article continues to draw much interest as graduates broaden their horizons as they look for potential careers. As the Far East apparently becomes more westernised, Africa draws those interested in a different way of working and doing business. But what …

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5 key themes from the explore careers in charities and non-profits panel

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On 27 January we welcomed a panel of professionals onto campus to share their experiences and offer advice to those interested in working for a charity or non-profit organisation. Here are five key themes from the discussion: 1. Securing paid opportunities: Making the transition from unpaid to paid roles and financial stability are concerns for …

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How can I find an ethical employer?

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For many students exploring career options and looking for graduate roles, finding an employer who shares their personal values is an important factor. In some cases, this may lead you to look for work in a particular sector, or you may be open-minded.  An ‘ethical employer’ will mean different things to different people, but if …

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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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