University of Brighton Careers Blog

The Art of CV writing

  At the Careers Service we often speak to students who are apologetic about not yet having created a ‘finished’ CV. It depends what stage you are at in the application process but having an absolute finished article shouldn’t really bother anyone too much until they have an actual job to apply for in front of them. Having said…

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Holding more than one job offer?

  At the Careers Service we know getting a job can prove tough and we offer help in all kinds of ways. We would always encourage applying  for more than one job at a time, to increase your chances , but at the same time to also keep it to a manageable number.  Some students though can be in the fortunate position of being offered…

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Postgraduate funding for US study

USA Grad School Day When? Thursday 17 March 2016 from 6 – 9 pm Where? This event is kindly hosted by the American School in London Speakers: Fulbright alumni and representatives from the University of South Florida, Kaplan Test Prep and the US-UK Fulbright Commission will be present. Cost: £10* This 3-hour long workshop will…

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Inside Track: Becoming a Curator

2 MAR, 1-2pm, Pavilion Parade Room 102 (City campus). Kathleen Lawther is back to share her experiences and give you a glimpse behind the scenes in museum curation. Kathleen is currently Curator at Littlehampton Museum. This role involves everything from researching and installing exhibitions, designing and delivering children’s workshops to managing the museum’s website and…

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#SVW2016 The benefits of volunteering

It’s Student Volunteering Week this week! This is your chance to find out what volunteering’s all about, straight from the organisations. We have organisations coming on to each campus at lunchtimes this week and we’ve also got our Volunteering Fair this Wednesday afternoon – come chat to organisations at the Fair all about health and…

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Writing Personal Statements – a brief guide

  Whether you are applying for any opportunity be it a course, a job or a place on a graduate scheme sooner or later you will come across the blank white space where it says ‘tell us why you want this opportunity’. Some employers and education providers may break this down into smaller sections which…

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Creative Skillset…Media Archive Traineeships now open for 2016 applications

If you dream of a career working with film, TV or digital media this opportunity could be for you. Creative Skillset has again partnered with Film London and FOCAL International to give 10 individuals the chance to kick-start their careers – as Media Archive Trainees.The Media Archive Traineeship aims to bring fresh and diverse talent…

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Research, Nursing, Law and BAFTA – a mixed bag of opportunities, events, scholarships from our inbox

A round-up of stuff coming down the pipe during March/April. Check ’em out… 3 March. Research and Innovation Conference, Dublin. Representatives from sectors such as food, pharma, chemical, medical, life sciences, electronic, energy, biotech, Environment, packaging, health, transport, chemical, high tech, ICT and internet. Also a dedicated Jobs and skills expo for those looking to…

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Turning a dream job into reality

Many people talk about their ‘dream’ job and how they would love to do this. All of us have different hopes and aspirations and there may different routes into your chosen area. This blog will help you to identify what your dream job is and what steps can you take to make it happen. Or…

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Critique your own CV

Students and graduates from the university of Brighton, you are always welcome to contact the Careers Service for a review of your CV. However there is a lot you can do yourself to judge if it will meet the standard required and to avoid getting filed into the round filing cabinet also known as ‘The…

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Gradcracker deadlines for Engineering and Technology students

Some deadlines have already gone but don’t miss out….there are some great opportunities with February deadlines. Get cracking and apply. http://www.gradcracker.com/ Ross G. Strachan via Compfight

Queenwood Library Careers Service “Drop In” sessions – January 26 2016

During 2016, representatives from the UoB Careers Service will be offering a series of “drop in” style sessions in Queenwood library on the Eastbourne Campus. These are ideal if you need to speak to a member of staff perhaps about your future career, employability or even just a quick CV check. We will be at…

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Queenwood Library – Careers Service “drop in” clinic ……14th January 2016

During 2016, representatives from the UoB Careers Service will be offering a series of “drop in” style sessions in Queenwood library on the Eastbourne Campus. These are ideal if you need to speak to a member of staff perhaps about your future career, employability or even just a quick CV check. We will be at…

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Thinking of teaching? Train to Teach event in St Leonards-on-Sea on 27 January 2016

 Did you know that you can now train ‘on the job’ in school or at a university?   If you are interested in teaching as a career, then this event is for you! When?     Wednesday, 27 January 2016 from 5 – 8 pm Where?   The St Leonard’s Academy, Edinburgh Road,  St Leonard’s on Sea, East Sussex TN38…

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Looking for graduate roles on campus? Why not check out the Student Union

Brighton Students’ Union vacancy – Sustainability Initiatives Co-ordinator 22.5 hours per week 12 months fixed term contract Salary of £22,000 p.a. pro rata Over the last 18 months, Brighton Students’ Union has worked across the university and wider community delivering a range of sustainability engagement projects including our award winning Bike Coop, Food Coop, Green…

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Want to know what it’s like working for *enter company name*? Ask a graduate!

We all know what corporate recruitment literature looks like – a bunch of suits hold iPads and smile into the middle distance, spot the not-at-all-token minority group representative etc etc…There is an antidote to all this nonsense, and it’s such a blindingly good idea even the big firms are on board – talk to the…

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Are you a third year Pharmacy student looking for a Summer placement? – we have all you need to know about opportunities in the Thames Valley Region!

  With all this rain and short darker days are you already dreaming of long summer days? Before you head to the travel agents, get yourself some work experience booked in first. It starts here. Make a note in your diary, Summer Student Vacation Placement applications with the Thames Valley region are open as of…

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Want to get your careers news direct from the source?

Here’s a few tips on favourite newsletters/lists we’re subscribed to. Why not get y’self signed up and cut out the middle man *neglected sob*? Knowledge Transfer Network’s newsletter for the Creative, Digital and Design Community is a great source of industry news, events, networking and funding opportunities and more. Sign up for this and many…

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Upcoming competition and work/study experience deadlines – because there’s more to employability than just employment…

Employability is all about getting experience, but also it’s about evidencing your skills and abilities. Here’s a few interesting ways to put yourself to the test, get the stamp of approval and get noticed in ways that are CV Gold… Closing 20 November: Shell Springboard is now open for applications from the UK’s most innovative…

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Sign Up for beepurple Entrepreneurship Events Now!

    If you’re new to the university, welcome, if you’re returning to university after the summer holiday, welcome back!   beepurple is the University of Brighton’s entrepreneurship programme, which is open to all students, graduates and staff. We provide free enterprise skills development workshops, confidential one-to-one business support sessions, and ideas competitions to help…

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