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How can a mentor help you?

Higher education can be both exciting and incredibly challenging, especially so when you may have moved away from home, and possibly not have developed the same support networks here. Fortunately, at the University of Brighton we recognise the importance of mentorship in helping students navigate these challenges and make the most of their university experience….

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Get help this year with a mentor

Explore the range of mentoring programmes available to you as a University of Brighton student As the new year begins, it’s important as a student you feel prepared, and well supported. One of the many ways of doing this is to sign up to one of the university’s diverse range of mentoring programmes. These programmes…

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Get your CV ready for 2024 with our CV writing guide

Will you be job hunting in the New Year? Get ahead of the competition with our great hints and tips on how to write your CV and what to include.

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Everything you need to know about covering letters

Covering letters (or cover letters) are an important part of the application process. They need to compliment the CV and work in conjunction with it rather than replicating the exact information. Learn more about what to include and how to format your cover letter.

Are you ready to learn how to build your self-belief and promote you or your business more confidently to your network, market and customers?

Are you ready to learn how to build your self-belief and promote yourself or your business more confidently to your network, market, and customers?  Join Michelle Okwudiafor, career and confidence coach and founder of @career_invest  and @uobbeepurple, the startup team, online on Wed 22 Feb 5.30-7.30 to learn practical tips to help you and/or your business become visible and gain confidence you deserve.

Student Volunteering Week 2023: Gain experience

6-12 February marks national Student Volunteering Week for 2023

Student Volunteering Week recognises and celebrates students volunteering!

Active Student, the University’s volunteering team, have lots planned for you to get involved with.

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Santander UK degree-neutral graduate opportunities: Now live

Santander UK believe you should have the opportunity to develop your own story with us, so they’ve applied degree neutrality to their programmes, removing the focus from the subject or grades and bringing it back to you.

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Could you apply your Scientific skills to patient care?

Healthcare Scientists work across ~50 different specialisms within the NHS, contributing to 80% of clinical diagnoses. Graduates from Health and Sport Science degrees hold a foundation of knowledge which could be applied to a career in Healthcare Science. Physiological Science includes a variety of specialisms such as: Cardiac, Respiratory, Sleep Science, Vascular, Perfusion, Audiology and…

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Ey Up Governor! A Volunteering Opportunity!

Across the country, primary and secondary schools are looking to diversify their board of governors, in terms of ethnic background, sexuality and age.

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Be More Skilled!

We all have our own unique set of skills, strengths and attributes that make us who we are. Our strengths and abilities often reflect our interests and experiences, and our skills can help us to work out where we can succeed and make a difference in the world. Being at university is all about learning…

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How to Impress in an Accounting Interview

Job interviews are daunting no matter which sector you are in. As a growing accountancy firm, we’ve interviewed our fair share of nervous candidates. Here’s a few words of advice from the people on the other side of the table, to help you become a job interview aficionado. We’ve been interviewed for accounting jobs, too!…

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The Student Remote Worker Survival Checklist  

The Student Remote Worker Survival Checklist   This is a guest blog from Passion.io. Working from home!? That’ll never work for me, how can I concentrate with so many distractions around me? If you feel like this you’re not alone. The past few months have seen a huge shift in the way people are working…

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Developing Resilience and Moving Forward

We have reached out to university of Brighton alumni and asked them to share their stories and ideas on how to stay resilient in this challenging time. Here, Sahar Tobir, Legal Counsel/Data Protectiion Officer at APSIS International AB, describes her journey from Brighton student to law professional and gives advice to current students on how…

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Free 1hr Webinars From Google to Make You More Employable

To help jump-start your career or develop new skills, Google Digital Garage is launching a series of live webinars here. The free 60 minute webinars will run everyday, Monday-Friday covering a selection of courses aimed at helping individuals and small businesses. The current course list on offer is below and more courses will be available…

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EmployAbility Webinars for Disabled Students

links to the Next Generation Inclusive Thinking webinars for disabled students run by EmployAbility can be found here. Cindy McAlister from Employability has also shared some FAQs they’ve received – 1. At what stage of the recruitment process should I disclose my disability?  You don’t have to disclose your disability, and employers are not allowed…

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Develop Resilience and Move Forward

We have reached out to our alumni and asked them to share their experience of developing resilience and their thoughts on how students and graduates can move forward positively in uncertain times. Here Pranil Raja, alumnus from 2019 and Business Development Executive at British Engineering Services, shares his journey from student to professional and gives…

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Developing resilience and how it can help you to focus

In the blog series Brighton Resilience, we are reaching out to alumni who are sharing their experience of building resilience, how this is helping them now and any tips and idea they have for current students and graduates, facing the labourmarket in a time of uncertainty. Alumnus from Law LLB and Paralegal at Howard Kennedy…

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Free Entrepreneurship Start-Up Course

Gain the skills and confidence you need to start your own business this summer Every June, the Beepurple team hosts a business start-up course aimed at final year students and recent graduates from the University of Brighton. This course, called ‘UltraViolet’, is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop the skills and confidence they need…

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How To Prepare For Virtual Assessment Centres

Even before Covid 19 many companies had started to move their assessment centres (ACs) online.  Due to the current pandemic this trend has accelerated in the past few weeks and may continue for the foreseeable future. Cardiff Metropolitan University Careers Service sent us these great tips on preparing for VACs from EY and a recruitment…

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Adapting Your Career Plans During COVID-19

Staying positive at present can be a challenge, however as we have said in previous blog posts there are jobs still being advertised so worth exploring these. Think about diversifying into a different career area, at least for a short while. It may not be your ‘ideal dream job’ but any experience will help you…

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