Careers Blog

The latest events, opportunities and news from the Careers and Employability team at the University of Brighton

Fabrica (Brighton) Gallery Volunteer Role – contact the Active Student Volunteering Service to apply

Spring exhibition: A Simple Act of Wonder Artists: Walter & Zionel Sat 18 Apr–Sun 31 May 2020 Front of House Gallery Volunteering role available for students to apply for via the University’s Volunteering Service, Active Student: Tel: 01273 644145 E-mail: volunteering@brighton.ac.uk (students) Website: www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/volunteering Exploring ideas of place and our power to re-imagine the world, acclaimed…

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Polish your CV

  We regularly feature blog posts about CVs – it’s one of the areas we are often asked about. If you are a beginner to the whole area of CV writing then I would advise you firstly go to our university of Brighton Careers Service website for more preliminary help. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-a-job/careers-advice/how-to-write-a-cv/index.aspx You can also make…

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Make sure your CV gets through the application hurdles

We are now at the stage where many of you are applying for jobs that ask for a CV. It’s really important to recognise that every role you apply for, even if they have the same job title, will differ. No two jobs are the same. So having a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to writing your CV…

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Pep up your CV with some amazing arts, heritage or media work experience through local volunteering in Brighton!

Your University of Brighton Active Student Volunteering Service volunteering has hundreds of volunteering opportunities available for application! And did you know, you have a dedicated Volunteering Project Officer for arts, humanities and media volunteering at City Campus, covering Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade and Edward St? Make the opportunity to look into volunteering through the university…

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Why not give some thought to your career plans over the break ?

The end of term has arrived and many of you will have plans over the break and also we appreciate there are deadlines looming over the horizon and possibly exams. However there might be a little time between any social events  and all the work to perhaps focus on your thoughts after graduation and we…

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Get help with psychometric tests with free online testing for all students and with help from the Pi Shop!

With increasing use of psychometric tests within both placements and graduate recruitment, the Careers Service have invested in an online resource to help our students prepare for this part of the recruitment process. Practice, practice, practice is the key. Research shows that this can increase performance by up to 10%. Graduates First gives you access…

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Tailor your CV

The term ‘Curriculum Vitae’ ( CV) literally means ‘story of your life’ and you can have one that does indeed tell that whole story.  Which could go on for at least several pages… So when applying for any job, be it a short term part time opportunity, a speculative application or the graduate job of…

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What should I be doing – a guide for final year students?

Welcome back to everyone but in this particular blog, a huge welcome goes  to our final year students. Well how did this happen, one minute you are a fresher wondering where everything is and then suddenly boom, the final year looms. It can be a shock to suddenly end up in the final year but…

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Enter an alternate Afrofuturist reality: Lighthouse, Brighton-based arts charity, seeking exhibition invigilation volunteers for “Distorted Constellations” during the Brighton Festival in May

We are looking for volunteers to invigilate the work and performances at Lighthouse during Brighton Festival, May 1-19 2019. Lighthouse is seeking people who have a interest in immersive and performative work. This will be a great chance to see behind the scenes and learn what it takes to exhibit an immersive multi-sensory work. Lighthouse…

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Did you know you can get a certificate for volunteering through the university signed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor?

If you volunteer for more than 30 hours or complete a significant volunteering project by volunteering via the university’s volunteering service, Active Student, you can get a certificate. This is only for volunteering outside of your degree – extra-curricular volunteering – and not as part of a community engagement placement module within your degree. The…

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