University of Brighton Careers Blog

Closing dates loom…

  If you are thinking of applying for a graduate training schemes or job then don’t’ forget that some of the closing dates are quite early on in the autumn term. Also don’t forget some employers will close schemes earlier than published if they have enough candidates. So if you are interested in this kind…

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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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Get the Gradcracker App

The Gradcracker App puts the full power of Gradcracker in the palm of your hand. The  website’s essential features have been distilled into a sleek, intuitive experience. That means no ads, no banners, no messing around – just the content and features that you really need: Apply for jobs – Search and apply for all…

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Is it worth making a speculative application?

  A speculative application is when you approach the employer to see if they have any vacancies which is different from applying to an advertised vacancy. However is it worth the time and effort approaching a employer in this way? Firstly there are no guarantees an application of this kind will be successful, it may not…

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Graduate Engineering Engagement Program ( GEEP) launched

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, SEO London  is proud to present the Graduate Engineering Engagement Program (GEEP). The GEEP aims to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession with an ultimate vision to create an inclusive profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds and reflects UK society. For…

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Closing 15 October! Student Recruitment and Outreach Ambassador jobs

Interested in becoming a Student Ambassador? The Student Recruitment and Outreach Team (SRO) run hundreds of events each year including campus visits, subject taster days, summer schools and UCAS Fairs. We are looking for current University of Brighton students to act as positive role models for their subject and university. Pay is £10.01 per hour…

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Part Time Library Jobs are GO! Falmer and St Peters recruiting NOW!

No more teaser trailers – the jobs are here and now… Closing 10 October! FALMER Library are hiring Student Helpers to provide basic advice and support to students in the library and computer rooms and to assist with checking equipment in teaching rooms. Pay is £8.50 per hour. Download the job description at http://bit.ly/2N2ojK2 and get…

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Here come the part time jobs! DOMESTIC CLEANER. £8.75 p/hour.

Part time DOMESTIC CLEANER. £8.75 p/hour. Looking for work alongside your studies? Can you commit to 2 set days per week? (8-12 hours per week) *Weekdays only. No evenings/weekends.  Refreshing Homes offers affordable and ethical home cleaning in Brighton, Hove and surrounding areas. We are a living wage employer not an agency. We are looking…

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Crafts, Arts, Humanities and Cambridge – there’s money for the taking…

Time for another funding round-up? I’d say so. Now read on… Closing 24 August! The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) funds the education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-on-one training with Masters. Find out more and get your application in at https://www.qest.org.uk/ Deadline 27 September! The ESRC and the Arts and…

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Want to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children and families?

Guest post alert! On 17 August The Children’s Trust are opening their doors to anyone interested in their work and who would like to get involved. Read on… Would you like to know more about The Children’s Trust and the amazing work that we do? Interested in developing a career where you make a significant…

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Critical Thinking and the Three Types of Lies – something interesting from our inbox

Usually people ask to be guests on our blog, and quite often we say yes – we’re nice people. Sometimes we come across something that’s interesting enough to share without being asked. This from Pearson Talentlens being a case in point. According to them, critical thinking is the #1 skill of the 21st century. We…

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The joy of student volunteering and the occasional *hmm* of the charity sector…

Been a while since we’ve had a round-up of think pieces, and also been a while since I posted on here *waves*. Hope this gives you food for thought. Student volunteering: does it make a difference? – (*SPOILER* Yes it does.) Joy Williams, IES research fellow, considers the vast array of reasons and motivations for students…

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Did you know the Careers Service are always here to support you?

I may have just seen my last student of the academic year before a month off during summer but did you know that the Careers Service are here to support you all year round. We always have staff here throughout summer and term time holidays, apart from over the christmas break. So if you have…

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Photoworks and Brighton Photo Biennial: volunteering opportunities in front of house, invigilation, communications, art installation exhibition team

About Photoworks and Brighton Photo Biennial: 28 September-28 October 2018 Photoworks will be presenting the month-long photography festival, Brighton Photo Biennial in the Autumn, 2018. It will be curated by our new Director Shoair Mavlian, formerly curator of photography at Tate Modern. Photoworks is an organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting emerging contemporary practice across…

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Top tips for new graduates

  If you have  just graduated  then you may feel euphoric and so you should… getting to the end of  several years of study is worth celebrating. But then back into sharp focus comes the question ‘What  do I do now?’ If you haven’t  got a job as yet then here are some tips to get started with the next…

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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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Promoting your work experience – Analytical skills

  Right we are back with the 8th blog in the series of promoting your work experience and identifying your skills.  You should be thinking of how you can evidence skills and show them to a future employer in all kinds of contexts. So by keeping records of these you can address the skills section on…

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Promoting your work experience – Commercial Awareness

  Welcome back to our series of blogs on promoting your skills gained via work experience. These blogs aren’t  trying to ignore the excellent skills gained on your university course but are designed to try and get you think of other ways in which you are getting skills. Using skills from education and any other experience will enrich your…

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Promoting your work experience – Self Awareness

    In the last of our blogs about skills before Easter we look at Self awareness.  We will be back after Easter with more blogs on different skills so keep looking out for them. So far we have covered Communication, Teamwork and Problem solving . Self awareness is perhaps more tricky to define but it is…

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Looking to kick-start your Engineering career? Meet industry-leading employers at NECR18, 20-21 April.

Don’t miss out on your chance to meet leading companies from across the globe that are actively looking to recruiting students and recent graduates into engineering roles. Discover which companies would be a good fit for you, what opportunities they have to offer, and what they are looking for in an ideal applicant. You will…

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