What should I be doing – a guide for final year students?

Welcome back to everyone but in this particular blog, a huge welcome goes  to our final year students. Well how did this happen, one minute you are a fresher wondering where everything is and then suddenly boom, the final year looms. It can be a shock to suddenly end up in the final year but…

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Getting ready for the interview

In our current blog post series on interviews we have so far focused on interview questions and preparation for these. Now in the final one of the series we are going to look at what  you need to know before you go, what to do when there, what to wear etc. Beforehand… If you are offered…

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Dealing with difficult situations and how this can help with interview responses

So far  in the series we have covered some  questions that are commonly covered at interview and here are a sample of those. Why should we hire you? How to answer an interview question about communication How to address more ‘unusual’ interview questions If you go back to the Advice section you will find more…

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Questions to ask the employer at interview

  So far in the series we have covered the sort of questions you are likely to face in the interview. So testing your skills, knowledge and experience to date in relation to the job being applied for. You are also very likely to be asked why you want to work there.  We have covered these…

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Why should we hire you?

The interview season  is now well and truly upon us and many of you are preparing as we speak. I am going to write a series of blogs over the coming months on  interview questions and how to devise answers to these. It is impossible to plan and prepare for every scenario in an interview. That is good…

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CLOSING 1 MAY! Student Ambassadors for 2019 – 2020

Student Operations and Support (that’s us) are recruiting Student Ambassadors to work at the university for 2019-20. Working as a Student Ambassador is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in supporting students, marketing, gaining feedback for a service and providing excellent customer service and administrative support. You’ll have the chance to work at…

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What to do when Graduate Schemes have closed

      You may be finding out that the deadline on many graduate schemes has gone and you are concerned about having missed the boat. Or you haven’t managed to secure a place on one, despite applying. Do not despair! Whilst graduate  schemes are really good opportunities they are not the sole entry point into a graduate level…

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Build the simulations of the future – join the Software Developers at Pitch Technologies

Graduate with 1-2 years’ industry experience? Pitch Technologies may be your dream date. Read on for more, and/or login to our Jobs and Placements Service and search for their ‘Field Application Engineer’ opportunity – closing 3 March! If you’re on LinkedIn (and if not whyyyy not?? #hardstare) join the UoB Alumni group and get your…

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Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers

The third run of a free online course for research students and early career research staff  entitled Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers is now open for bookings. The MOOC is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, and University of Sheffield and is available  to students and staff  at any institution worldwide….

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NHS Scientist Training Programme now open

Applications for the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) 2019 entry will open on Wednesday 9th January and will close at 5pm on Friday 8th February 2019. For more information, including all key dates, visit the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) website: http://www.nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/join-programme/nhs-scientist-training-programme/about-the-scientist-training-programme Please consult the documents below for more details. Entry requirements 2019 where…

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