student getting advice

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.

colleagues discussing

Moving into employment with a disability – we will support you

If you are a student with a disability or long-term health condition, we can help you consider how you can fulfil your career aspirations, with your disability in mind. The Careers and Employability team is here to support you into employment, be it part-time, internship or graduate roles.

person holding up a sign saying 'looking for a job'

How to approach job hunting – Find the right job for you

When it comes to looking for a job it can quickly become overwhelming or disheartening. Often people start by googling. People end up on Indeed or LinkedIn. This can work for some people but having a logical and specialised approach to job hunting will generally be the most effective way to do things. Get organised…

Continue Reading

Part Time Library Jobs are GO! Falmer and St Peters recruiting NOW!

No more teaser trailers – the jobs are here and now… Closing 10 October! FALMER Library are hiring Student Helpers to provide basic advice and support to students in the library and computer rooms and to assist with checking equipment in teaching rooms. Pay is £8.50 per hour. Download the job description at and get…

Continue Reading

Looking to kick-start your Engineering career? Meet industry-leading employers at NECR18, 20-21 April.

Don’t miss out on your chance to meet leading companies from across the globe that are actively looking to recruiting students and recent graduates into engineering roles. Discover which companies would be a good fit for you, what opportunities they have to offer, and what they are looking for in an ideal applicant. You will…

Continue Reading

Daunted by Psychometric/Online Tests? Come along next week and practice with us.

Employability Fortnight #FocusOnYourFuture is well on its way now with many workshops and events still to come. Have you been asked to complete online tests as part of an application? Have you done them and found them hard or complex? Need some help and opportunity to practice? Well the Careers Service are here to help….

Continue Reading

Employer’s top tips from the Careers Fair – Part 4

Happy Thursday! I hope you’ve been finding this weeks blogs of interest. For those of you who haven’t seen what I’ve been doing this week, where have you been? Anyway, to get you up to speed, at this years Careers Fair at the Amex stadium at the beginning of November I spent time talking to…

Continue Reading

Employers top tips from the Careers Fair – Part 1

It is Careers Fair season! Did you get to our Careers Fairs on 8th November? If you did, we hope you got a lot from it and had chance to chat to the employers about what they’re looking for and how you can make your application stand out. As an Employment Adviser, my job is…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

What are THEY saying about YOU? – a wee round up of graduate labour market news and views

Time for another round-up of sweeping generalisations/OMG the sky is falling/happy clappy career opportunity type stories from the world of constructing shaky arguments for a living. And also some interesting points here and there. You’re welcome… More than half of graduate employers struggled to fill roles last year – one to think about when someone…

Continue Reading

Skip to toolbar