University of Brighton Careers Blog

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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#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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Graduate jobs, Part-time jobs, conferences, doctorates and MOOCS – opportunities in all shapes and sizes hot from our inbox…

We has news. LOTS of news. Pull up a chair, you may be here a while… Closing 29 February! Burst Digital are seeking enthusiastic Marketing Graduate(s) to manage and implement their complete marketing plan. The Crawley-based company specialise in Digital Print and Design services. Log in to our Vacancy Service and search vacancy ref. BRI160114/1764704…

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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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What’s it like working on a BBC production? Get paid to find out…

is coming to Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham 11th March …and the BBC are looking for pro-active and hardworking Event Runners to support the production crew from 8am to approx 6pm. You will be offered a casual contract and paid the minimum wage – you must be over 18 to apply and have the legal right to…

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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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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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Change100 offers paid summer work experience for students with disabilities or long-term health conditions

Do you have a disability or a long term health condition? Are you currently considering what career you’ll go into after you’ve finished university and looking for some paid summer work experience? If you’ve answered yes to these questions you should consider applying to Change100. Change100 is a summer internship programme designed to bring together…

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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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Employability is about more than your job history – 7 chances to generate some quality CV eye candy…

Training courses, competitions, internships, joining professional societies and publishing in research journals – a sample from our inbox to give your applications and interviews some novel talking points. And there’s lots more where these came from… Applications close 8 December! Are you in interested in all things digital? Do you wish you could be a…

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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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Work/study/Bioscience research opportunities in India? The British Council are On It…

Closing 7 December! The British Council are taking applications from UK PhD students to undertake a 3-6 month placement in an Indian research institution. Applications must be in the Biosciences or disciplines that interface with the Biosciences. The grants will include a stipend and will cover all travel, accommodation, visa costs and medical insurance.  http://bit.ly/1MAzK8A…

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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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Scholarships, studentships…it’s all money for your pocket.

Here’s a round up of recent offerings from our inbox. For comprehensive listings of funding streams for postgrad study and more see our page Funding Further Study. Closing 24 October at 23.59pm!  The deadline to submit applications for the UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund (Newton Fund) PhD placement programme has been extended for…

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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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Are you a coder? Share your skills with Code Club volunteering

  Coding genius or a beginner coder? Code Club is looking for volunteers to spend at least 2 school terms delivering the Code Club curriculum at local schools, libraries and community centres. Sessions happen once a week during term time and last one hour. Clubs are usually for between 10 – 20 children and are a fun…

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