Careers Blog

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

All change for volunteering on the Vacancy and Events Service

The Vacancy and Events Service is all new and improved so we’re hoping that it’s a lot easier to use for finding volunteering roles that you really want to do! Finding voluntary vacancies Here’s the new Search tool, isn’t it pretty 🙂   To look at just local volunteering roles, tick Type of Work as…

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Business Startup Summer Course

This summer, the beepurple team is hosting TWO courses. One, called UltraViolet, is aimed at students and graduates who would like to set up their own business or community project, and the other, called The Big 6, is aimed at students and graduates who would like to boost their employability, and develop six ESSENTIAL skills…

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More pre-reg pharmacy opportunities coming your way

Here is our most recent opportunity but keep an eye out as there are more to come. Upper Beeding pharmacy are looking for a graduate pre-reg for August 2016 start. They have a great relationship with our university having had our alumni work successfully there over the last few years. They currently dispense approx. 3750…

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Samaritans Info Stand & Active Student Drop-In @ Falmer Campus

Are you interested in developing your understanding of mental health? Are you interested in volunteering? Come along to chat to volunteers from the Samaritans  , a charity that works to support people who are struggling to cope and need a safe and confidential space to talk; find out about their volunteering opportunities and how you…

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Using the STAR method on a job application form

Sometimes it can feel like you need to be an ‘all singing, all dancing superhero’ to get through the application process for a job. However mere mortals do succeed and here are some tips and hints to assist. This blog post will focus mainly on the more detailed questions on application forms and how to complete them. We will look…

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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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How can volunteering boost your CV?

  Volunteers’ contribution to society is undeniable but do you know how volunteering can also boost your CV and help your future career? To celebrate University of Brighton’s 2016 Student Volunteer Week, I went to all our 5 campuses – Falmer, Moulsecoomb, Grand Parade, Eastbourne and Hastings – to find out what our fellow students…

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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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Turning a dream job into reality

Many people talk about their ‘dream’ job and how they would love to do this. All of us have different hopes and aspirations and there may different routes into your chosen area. This blog will help you to identify what your dream job is and what steps can you take to make it happen. Or…

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Chat to organisations about their volunteering opportunities

We’ve got a very busy February coming up here on the Moulsecoomb campus with Active Student. If you’re interested in volunteering with any of these organisations, come chat to them as they’ll be joining my drop-ins: Macmillan Cancer Support – Brighton Half Marathon Cheerer role, Urology Outreach volunteer role Macmillan will be joining me next…

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