University of Brighton Careers Blog

Guest Blog Drop! Fully Funded, Paid Route into Teaching with Teach First

  Teach First is a charity that works with like-minded people and organisations towards a day where every child has the education they are entitled to. On the two-year Leadership Development Programme (LDP) they train people with leadership potential to be inspirational teachers in schools in low-income communities across the country. Since 2002, thousands of…

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Top tips in preparing for the NHS STP

    Here is some advice we have been forwarded by Dashi Alpion, Careers Adviser, Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, on how to prepare for the NHS STP (Scientist Training Programme). Our thanks to Dashi for this.  The format of the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) includes: 4 stations; 4 questions at each…

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Promoting your work experience – Problem Solving

Number 3 in our series of blogs is problem solving, we have already covered teamwork and communication so have a look at those if you haven’t already seen them. We are covering some of the key skills that employers look for in applicants and in these blogs we are focusing primarily on skills gained through work experience. Problem solving…

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Promoting your work experience – Communication

  In the second of this series on breaking down key skills and providing evidence of them, we look at communication. On the surface this can look  easy… we all communicate in some way or other. However it is how this skill can be shown to a prospective employer in the application process that concerns us, here in this blog. We…

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Promoting your work experience – Teamwork

  We often meet students who talk about having had a job but ask if the skills gained are ‘irrelevant’ to want they want to go into as they are not directly related. Employers do like relevant work experience of course, but are also very interested in what you have gained though being in any type of work or volunteering. These…

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Put your artistic skills and interest in fashion/dress history to good use and add to your CV at the same time…

Creative Artistic Volunteers Wanted! Volunteers will be working with the The Sussex Beacon shops in Brighton to: help design and paint the wall outside the St James Street store (just round the corner from Grand Parade!) and some items at our home store on London Road. The idea we have for St James Street is…

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Guest Blog! Advice on getting your first tech job – from an IT recruitment agency

Our latest guest post was created in collaboration with Liam Donoghue at Venturi Group, one of the UK’s top IT recruitment agencies. Find out what they have to say about how you can build up skills and experience to maximise your appeal to potential employers… As an IT recruitment agency, we work with recent graduates…

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Computing, Digital, Graduates, Marketing, Nursing and Policing – a March events round up for your pleasure…

Think it’s all over once #FocusOnYourFuture winds down? Tish and pish. Here’s what’s in our diary (and should be in yours) for March… 8 March, 1-3pm. Careers in Computing and Digital Media, Cockcroft Hall, Moulsecoomb. Aimed at Students in Computing, Media and Digital Media, or anyone considering a career in these sectors. Meet employers offering graduate and…

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Daunted by Psychometric/Online Tests? Come along next week and practice with us.

Employability Fortnight #FocusOnYourFuture is well on its way now with many workshops and events still to come. Have you been asked to complete online tests as part of an application? Have you done them and found them hard or complex? Need some help and opportunity to practice? Well the Careers Service are here to help….

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Gaming and Television – What’s the Score?

  Gaming makes up a significant portion of many media industries, including YouTube, Twitch and E-sports, but Gaming formats, are less frequent on Broadcast Television, even with formats alike ‘Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit’ (Dave), ‘Videogame Nation’ (Challenge) and ‘Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe’ (BBC Four), which begs the question, why? In this event, the relationship…

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Finding the hidden job market

  Many graduate opportunities are advertised through a variety of channels so if you are looking for these make sure you are registered on key websites such as the Careers Service vacancy database, Prospects, Target and others related  to your profession. Make sure you are setting the right preferences for what you want and remember you may need to update these from time to…

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The Sky’s the Limit…take a look at the video produced by Gradcracker

  Calling all STEM students!  ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, is a video recently created by Gradcracker which has been downloaded over one hundred times since its release last year. You can download it at… https://www.gradcracker.com/for-university-contacts/media-downloads falko Lendzian via Compfight

Want to know how to ace Assessment Centres? Then come this way…

Employability Fortnight #FocusOnYourFuture.. is on its way but to get you in the mood we’ve got something to help you feel prepared for the Mock Assessment Centre with FDM Group on Wednesday 14th February. Come along and get involved with our Assessment Centres – Info session Wednesday 7th February 2018 Huxley 406, 1.30-3pm More and…

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It’s deadline day for some opportunities with Gradcracker

  As we reported recently on this very blog, some opportunities are closing today – 31st January 2018 – on the recruitment website Gradcracker. The deadline for applying for some 61 work placements/ internships and 121 graduate opportunities with companies such as Atkins and Dyson  is today. There are still some opportunities on the website and new…

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Calling all Event Management students…Guest speaker coming to Eastbourne on 8 February

Award winning Event Manager, Matt James will be spending the day with our Event students delivering a number of specially designed seminars – See Matt’s full biography below; ‘Matt James is an award-winning event planner, author, and owner of Left Field Productions. In a 20-year career encompassing corporate, charity, brand experience, and special events, Matt…

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To do or not to do a Masters course?

   That is a question many students ask, especially  this side of Christmas. Should  I consider the option of further study following a first degree? What are the pros and cons? It’s fairly commonplace for students who are predicted  a good degree, i.e. a 1st or a 2.1 or want to get into a particular career to think about studying for…

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Calling potential computing and maths teachers, Craftspersons and Danishly-curious postgrads! Time for a mini-roundup of funding opportunities…

Here comes the cash, though you may have to rassle the cat to get your paws on it. Fancy a challenge?? Closing 12 February! QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) fund the education and training of anyone wanting to improve their craft and trade skills. Awards between £5,000 and £18,000 dependent on need. Find out more…

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IT summer placements, grad jobs and more – IT’s Not Just For the Boys is back, and it’s not just for IT, neither!

IT’s Not Just For the Boys is back for the eighth year running! This is a one day exclusive networking and employability skills event aimed at women with a passion and drive for technology. You’ll get the chance to hear from recruiters in uniquely designed sessions on key skills, hints and tips on applications, gain…

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GRADCRACKER – 380 STEM opportunities closing before the end of January

GRADCRACKER advertise graduate and work experience opportunities in STEM  careers and as of today the 18th January 2018 they have 380 opportunities that close before the  31st January 2018. Act quickly so you don’t miss out … Log onto GRADCRACKER to find out more.  https://www.gradcracker.com If you need help with writing a CV or an application…

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Closing 24 January! Paid summer work experience with prestigious UK firms for students with disabilities/long term health conditions

Last minute(ish) guest blog from the good folks at Change100. They advise that the big rush of applications happens in the last week so no-one’s missed the boat. Read on and see what’s on offer… Dear student [we do like a blog with manners – ed.] Do you have a disability, learning difficulty, long term…

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