Careers Blog

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

What to do when Graduate Schemes have closed

      You may be finding out that the deadline on many graduate schemes has gone and you are concerned about having missed the boat. Or you haven’t managed to secure a place on one, despite applying. Do not despair! Whilst graduate  schemes are really good opportunities they are not the sole entry point into a graduate level…

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Latest arts and heritage volunteering opportunities including Brighton Dome and Festival 2019!

Latest arts and heritage volunteering opportunities including Brighton Dome and Festival 2019! Why volunteer? Is it worth it? The essential way to add to your CV and get work experience related to your degree whilst you are university, before you graduate – think employability skills Boost your confidence Make new friends, meet like-minded others Improve…

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Words count (and the art of editing)

   We are often asked how long an application should be and what happens if you write too little or perhaps more commonly too much. There are a number of scenarios to cover. The reasons recruiters or admissions tutors ask for a set number of words is often to enable them to get through the volume…

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Charleston: Home of the Bloomsbury Group – gallery, garden and learning volunteering opportunities available for application

Charleston: Home of the Bloomsbury Group – gallery, garden and learning volunteering opportunities available for application Charleston is open to the public on Wednesday – Sunday from April until October each year with some special ‘winter’ tours available between November and March. The house and garden are presented to look as they would have done…

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Brighton Dome’s Historical Research Volunteer role – applications open again!

Historical Research Volunteer – Brighton Dome and Festival Role details The Grade I listed Brighton Dome has a rich 200-year history. Built by Prince Regent as a stable block, our venue has transformed from a Victorian skating rink, to a WW1 military hospital, and is now a leading performing arts venue. We are looking for…

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Join fellow University of Brighton students to design and paint a mural in the Royal Alexander Children’s Hospital Brighton

Join fellow University of Brighton students to design and paint a mural in the Royal Alexander Children’s Hospital Brighton Mural Art Design and Painting Volunteer – Ronald McDonald House Charities The organisation/project Ronald McDonald House Brighton works alongside the Royal Alexander Children’s Hospital and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit, looking after the families of very…

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Calling all final years – make sure you update your CV

As a Career Development Adviser my worry factor increases when I hear final year students saying,  ‘Oh its OK, I have a CV from when I applied for a placement’. STOP RIGHT THERE! Writing a CV for a placement is great but you wrote that in the second year of your course and if you didn’t do a placement  that was…

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Arts and Heritage Volunteering Opportunities – new for the autumn term – apply now!

  ARTS & HERITAGE volunteering opportunities… A portfolio of fresh and exciting arts and heritage sector volunteering opportunities. – Add to your CV, complement your degree, network and get involved with your local community. Active Student helps University of Brighton students and staff to find and apply for local, rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities…

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Historical Research Volunteer – a not to be missed opportunity with Brighton Dome (deadline 18 July)

Historical Research Volunteer – Brighton Dome and Festival Role details We are looking for volunteers to help us uncover some of the hidden histories of these iconic buildings through an in-depth research project. Your research will directly contribute to material that appears in the newly re-opened Corn Exchange and Studio theatre and in future exhibitions….

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Promoting your work experience – Creativity

  We are nearly at the end of the series of 10 blogs on digging deep into your work experience to find good evidence of key skills employers seek. The penultimate one we are looking at is creativity. If you have worked in a setting where you have produced something tangible or helped others produce something and also encouraged their…

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