Careers Blog

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

What does Drum & Bass have to do with graduate employability? Josie Cadwallader-Thornewill would like to clue you in.

You know how we’re always telling you that ’employability’ and ‘transferable skills’ are the things to give you the edge in a competitive job market/get you the job you really want yadayadablahblah? Well here’s a recent Brighton graduate who discovered that for herself (and more besides). Sitting comfortably? We’ll begin… Photography by Stephanie Macuik  Josie…

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How volunteering can help your CV

Did you know that volunteering in the local community is a great way to develop your employability skills for your CV? Here at Active Student, we promote a wide range of volunteering opportunities so you can find something that you’re interested in that’s local to you. There are lots of skills you can develop with…

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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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Want to work for your University? Here’s an example.

Name: Bernardo Sebastião From: Santarém, Portugal Course: BEng Hons Automotive Engineering Year: 1st       What do you do as a Student Ambassador? It varies, for example, at the International Orientation Programme I was a group leader helping new students to settle in, while during Welcoming Week I helped with enrolments. Being a Student Ambassador…

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Do you have a good eye for detail and great communication skills?

Elm Grove Primary School in Brighton are looking for two volunteers to help them make their School website stand out! Two volunteers are needed from early September to edit the content of the School’s website. They will be needed to: compare the current website to three best practice examples from other schools Understand the best…

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