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

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If it’s Thursday it must be time for a news roundup. Or something. Less quibbling, more opportunity grabbing, say we – read on… Are you looking for temporary work between semesters? Pertemps offer temporary office-based positions, both short and long term, available over the Spring/Summer months. They work with a variety of companies within the…

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Are you getting paid the new living wage?

The Government’s National Living Wage was introduced on 1st April. For students and graduates over 25 this means by law you should be being paid at least £7.20 per hour.   For more information about how this might affect you take a look on line – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-national-living-wage-to-give-living-standards-boost-to-over-a-million-workers   Do you know your rights as an…

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Don’t miss out on a great chance to work on campus next academic year for Student Services – all campuses

Want to work at the Careers Fair or be part of the team helping new international students arriving at the beginning of the year? Our Student Services Student Ambassadors roles are live – apply today, closing Friday 15th April.http://bit.ly/UoBvacancyservice  Reference number BRI160405/1 Why work for the university? get paid well ( £9.61 p/hr ) develop…

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What’s an Active Student drop-in all about?

Drop-in to what? Active Student work with local community organisations, charities and all parts of the public sector to help you find a volunteering opportunity that’s safe, supported and rewarding. We have an Active Student Volunteering Project Officer (VPO for short) on every campus and we all hold regular drop-ins. What happens at an Active…

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A Call For Volunteers

Student Life has changed in recent years and being a student is now arguably tougher than it has ever been before. With so many more people studying for a degree course, more students and graduates are competing for entry level jobs. This, coupled with escalating university course fees, means that students are looking to get the…

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Could you be the next Student Employee of the Year?

Nominations for this year’s Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) award are now open! If you’re working a job to boost your income while you’re at Brighton, then this could be a chance for you to earn some recognition – and a little extra cash – as a result of your hard work. All you…

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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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#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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