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Ever Considered a Postgraduate Conversion Course?

Students often think about  popular career areas offering good opportunities and wonder how can they break into them when they don’t have a relevant degree.  One way of doing this is a via a postgraduate conversion course and Prospects has an excellent section on these on their website. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/conversion-courses These courses are designed specifically for entry into…

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Wired Sussex Virtual Jobs Fair

Based in Brighton, Wired Sussex support the digital, media and technology sector across Sussex. Thousands of companies and freelancers come together to make up their regional network. A few months ago we posted a blog about the exciting Wired Sussex recruitment events that were coming up in late April. Wired Sussex has moved these events online…

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Mini Postgrad Scholarship Funding Roundup Alert!

We may be entering The Quiet Season but here’s a bunch of cash to grab before that kicks in… Keen to make a move into FinTech and considering further postgraduate study? @SpotcapUK offers a £8k award to support you with your next steps: http://bit.ly/2FqIbD2 MastersCompare £5000 Postgraduate Scholarship provides an exciting opportunity to help you…

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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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Review the personal statement for your postgraduate application

A fair few of you are now thinking about applying for postgraduate study and what to include in the personal statement. It’s great if you can  speak to a Career Development Adviser beforehand to review the statement but if time is running short then here is a checklist of what should typically should or could be included. Our advice…

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Introduction to Research Careers – 22 November, 10-11am

If you are interested in research careers and opportunities available at the Brighton-based Institute for Employment Studies, then join us at this session. Emma Pollard, a former BBS student, and her colleagues will talk about routes into research careers alongside their own experiences and will explain what they look for in those who want to…

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Ten top tips when applying for postgraduate study

    You have considered postgraduate study as an option and decided to apply for a course or courses. When you start to delve you will see the application process is less joined up than undergraduate  study. However many of the key decisions you made last time round will be applicable here, such thinking through why you want…

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Considering postgraduate study?

This is the time of year when final years are deciding what to do and for many of you postgraduate study is on the list of options. But do think before you pursue this idea… Are you maybe considering postgraduate study because you can’t think of anything else you want to do? Or as a way of staying within…

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Top tips for new graduates

  If you have  just graduated  then you may feel euphoric and so you should… getting to the end of  several years of study is worth celebrating. But then back into sharp focus comes the question ‘What  do I do now?’ If you haven’t  got a job as yet then here are some tips to get started with the next…

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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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Have you considered a postgraduate conversion course?

    Students often think about  popular career areas offering good opportunities and wonder how can they break into them when they don’t have a relevant degree.  One way of doing this is a via a postgraduate conversion course and Prospects has an excellent section on these on their website. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/conversion-courses   These courses are designed specifically…

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Here come the weblinks – a round up of new resources on the Careers pages…

2018 has hit the ground running, as have we. Here’s a round up of the new resources we’ve dug up and added to the spiffy new Careers Service pages for your infotainment. Without further ado… Creative arts and design The ‘Design: 3D, product, interior’ section now links to Designers/Makers, an agency for contemporary design offering business…

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Time for a funding round up…because there’s better things to spend money on than Christmas…

Who are you calling a grinch? Indeed. *heh heh* Attention budding researchers, unrepentant Japanophiles and Computer Science/related students with disabilities – we has lovely lovely money for one and all (possibly)… Bookings close 30 November! Just a few days left to reserve your place at the PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair on Monday 4 December in…

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Check out the Careers coffee table for some quality reading matter, including…

…September’s Friday Ads? Nope. Copies of Empire with the good bit torn out? Nope. A hundred consecutive issues of the Daily Express, each with the word ‘Migrant’ in the headline? Nope times infinity plus one! As the new term flood of careers titles abates it’s time to give you a round up of what’s available….

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Here comes everybody…careers events meltdown is coming to YOUR diary this term…

Here’s a little bit of everything coming up in the next six weeks – starting Tuesday! Time to get your networking/jobhunting head on. See our pages on networking and making the most of careers fairs for tips on how to stand out and make an impression. Tuesday 10 October 2017 Ada Lovelace Day Live! is…

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Internships, competitions, TEFL and more – a selection from our summer inbox…

High summer it may be, but some of us are still hard at it. Wish you were too? Here’s a wee handful of opportunities to break a sweat doing something other than hauling cold six-packs and beach barbies back from the supermarket… Closing between NOW (as in Monday 17th) and 2 August: Paid internships for…

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Come and Meet – Find Out More THIS THURSDAY

  Hear from 4 graduates from History of Art & Design and Humanities. Ask for tips and advice about moving on. Talk about your ideas and aspirations.       Where? G7, Pavilion Parade When? 5.00pm, 25 May 2017 Who? Woody Ledeboer A former BA(Hons) Humanities: War, Conflict & Modernity student at Brighton, Woody completed…

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Come and Meet – 25th May

Want to know what some recent graduates from Pavilion Parade are doing now? Come and meet: Woody Ledeboer, Producer/Director at World Media Rights Stan Portus, MA at Royal College of Art Alice Power, Assistant Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum Dan Simmonds, Student Representative Co-ordinator, Brighton Student Union Hear from recent graduates from History of Art…

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Spring recruitment and networking event frenzy starts NOW(ish). Grab your diaries, stuff’s occurring…

Here comes the first of what will doubtless be many spring events roundups. Time to spruce up your CV, get your networking skills up to speed and give your student railcard a workout (Southern permitting)…London is calling, not to mention Manchester, Oxford, Worthing and various points east… 28 February: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Careers event,…

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