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Student Volunteering Week 2023: Gain experience

6-12 February marks national Student Volunteering Week for 2023

Student Volunteering Week recognises and celebrates students volunteering!

Active Student, the University’s volunteering team, have lots planned for you to get involved with.

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Volunteer Translators Needed!

Do you speak and write another language fluently? Do you have experience of translation, or would like to gain some? We are looking for students for a volunteer translator role with Hill Park School.

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Volunteering Opportunities with Sussex Police

Sussex Police are looking to recruit an Evolve Administration Support Volunteer. EVOLVE, is the Sussex Police Gender Equality Network which offers professional guidance to officers and staff of Sussex Police.

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Be More Skilled!

We all have our own unique set of skills, strengths and attributes that make us who we are. Our strengths and abilities often reflect our interests and experiences, and our skills can help us to work out where we can succeed and make a difference in the world. Being at university is all about learning…

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Royal Navy Medical Recruitment

Leanne from the Royal Navy has been in touch as they would like University of Brighton students and graduates to apply. Have a look at the video she has recorded here about their opportunities and her own experience of nursing in the Royal Navy. If you would like to find out more about Royal Navy…

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EmployAbility Webinars for Disabled Students

links to the Next Generation Inclusive Thinking webinars for disabled students run by EmployAbility can be found here. Cindy McAlister from Employability has also shared some FAQs they’ve received – 1. At what stage of the recruitment process should I disclose my disability?  You don’t have to disclose your disability, and employers are not allowed…

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Develop Resilience and Move Forward

We have reached out to our alumni and asked them to share their experience of developing resilience and their thoughts on how students and graduates can move forward positively in uncertain times. Here Pranil Raja, alumnus from 2019 and Business Development Executive at British Engineering Services, shares his journey from student to professional and gives…

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Planning Your Future career During Covid-19

How you can still plan for your future career in the Covid-19 crisis “How did you make use of your time during the Corona virus lockdown?”  “What did you learn about yourself from the Corona virus lockdown period?”  If you were told to work from home for a month, how would you approach it?“  “Tell us…

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What Covid-19 Has Taught Us About Employment Skills

Only a mere few months ago, the world of work looked remarkably different and organisations had priorities completely unlike the ones they have today. In the wake of a crisis however, things can change rapidly, and leaders across industries are finding themselves in need of certain skills to ensure they come out the other side…

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How To Prepare For Virtual Assessment Centres

Even before Covid 19 many companies had started to move their assessment centres (ACs) online.  Due to the current pandemic this trend has accelerated in the past few weeks and may continue for the foreseeable future. Cardiff Metropolitan University Careers Service sent us these great tips on preparing for VACs from EY and a recruitment…

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Adapting Your Career Plans During COVID-19

Staying positive at present can be a challenge, however as we have said in previous blog posts there are jobs still being advertised so worth exploring these. Think about diversifying into a different career area, at least for a short while. It may not be your ‘ideal dream job’ but any experience will help you…

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Career Development Tips During Lockdown

No one knows exactly what will happen to the labour market following the pandemic including governments and public bodies. The media is reporting lots of negative news, many employees are being furloughed and some businesses will probably close. A recently published report from the Office for Budget Responsibility is predicting gloomy news initally but also…

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LinkedIn – Stand Out In 5 Easy Ways

Now that the world has gone online, this is the perfect time to make the most of your LinkedIn profile both for job search and networking purposes: 1. Add a photo. Sounds simple but not having a photo is detrimental for your profile, so get someone to take a nice head and shoulders photo of…

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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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Building resilience and how it can help you thrive

As part of our blog series Brighton Resilience, alumna Tejal Mistry – HOST Finance Lead, Global Finance Business Partner at HSBC – tells us how she has built resilience and gives her take on what can help us through the current challenges On reflection over the last few weeks, I look back at my past…

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Career Planning in the Time of Covid-19

Normally spring is full steam ahead for the final year students. As a Careers Service we would be seeing students and posting blogs about applying for jobs, putting the finishing touches to CVs and preparing for interviews. But these current times as we know aren’t ‘normal’. However, there is still a lot you can do in…

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Sound Time Management

Manage your time to get things done – and make yourself more employable Time management is one of the top employability skills much valued by employers. Even though you might not be able to work or volunteer right now, you can still develop your time management skills: 1. Break your overall goals for this period into…

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Interested in publishing?

  We recently hosted an event at the University of Brighton attended by Creative Access and the Publishers’ Association. For those of you who weren’t able to attend we have been sent a blog which the organisers have kindly put together highlighting key points from the evening. For more information read on…   Brighton rocks…

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Make sure your CV gets through the application hurdles

We are now at the stage where many of you are applying for jobs that ask for a CV. It’s really important to recognise that every role you apply for, even if they have the same job title, will differ. No two jobs are the same. So having a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to writing your CV…

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Don’t miss out on STEM vacancies through Gradcracker

If you haven’t as yet managed to get yourself a graduate role in a STEM career then there is still time. January is one of the busiest months for recruitment and there are tons of deadlines on Gradcracker at present, so why not take a look and make it your New Year’s resolution to land…

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