Category: Undergraduate

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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Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future Programme’ – why you should apply, from someone who did!

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You’re probably wondering… “Is it really an all-expenses paid trip?” “What is the ‘Huawei Seeds for the Future’ Programme?” “What will we do?” “Do you have any advice on applying?” “Anything else I need to know?”   Is it really an all-expenses-paid trip? To begin with, yes, this is an all-expenses-paid trip, so, if you …

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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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