Careers Blog

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

Latest arts and heritage volunteering opportunities including Brighton Dome and Festival 2019!

Latest arts and heritage volunteering opportunities including Brighton Dome and Festival 2019! Why volunteer? Is it worth it? The essential way to add to your CV and get work experience related to your degree whilst you are university, before you graduate – think employability skills Boost your confidence Make new friends, meet like-minded others Improve…

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The joy of student volunteering and the occasional *hmm* of the charity sector…

Been a while since we’ve had a round-up of think pieces, and also been a while since I posted on here *waves*. Hope this gives you food for thought. Student volunteering: does it make a difference? – (*SPOILER* Yes it does.) Joy Williams, IES research fellow, considers the vast array of reasons and motivations for students…

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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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Promoting your work experience – Making things happen

    We are at the end of this current series of blogs and if you have read all nine of them so far then well done.  If you have identified your skills and examined your experience you should have some rich evidence to talk about in your applications and interviews. Even if you have only dipped  in and out…

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Thank you to all our volunteers!

A massive thank you to all our student volunteers! This week is National Volunteers’ Week, a chance for all the local organisations we work with and for us to say a mahoosive THANK YOU to all our students who volunteer in the local community! Active Student Volunteering Service works with students who want to volunteer…

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Promoting your work experience – Creativity

  We are nearly at the end of the series of 10 blogs on digging deep into your work experience to find good evidence of key skills employers seek. The penultimate one we are looking at is creativity. If you have worked in a setting where you have produced something tangible or helped others produce something and also encouraged their…

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Promoting your work experience – Analytical skills

  Right we are back with the 8th blog in the series of promoting your work experience and identifying your skills.  You should be thinking of how you can evidence skills and show them to a future employer in all kinds of contexts. So by keeping records of these you can address the skills section on…

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Make the most of your summer vacation – “Volunteering while at university could put you ahead of the game after graduation”

“Volunteering while at university could put you ahead of the game after graduation” 7 reasons to volunteer whilst studying:  1) To enrich your degree 2) To gain invaluable work experience 3) It makes you feel good 4) It’s a powerful networking tool 5) It give you sense of purpose 6) You’re making a difference 7) To find opportunities…

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Martlets Hospice Event Helpers needed for Hove Carnival

Can you lend a hand on Monday 28th May at Hove Carnival? When? Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, the Martlets are hosting Hove Carnival to raise funds for patient care. The Martlets Hospice is a local charity providing support and care for people affected by terminal illness in Brighton and Hove and neighbouring areas.  The Carnival takes place in Hove Park…

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Promoting your work experience – Leadership

   Number 6 in our series of blogs about skills and we turn our attention to leadership. Leadership is a skill often asked for and can be relatively easy to show if you have worked in a management or supervisory role or even through leisure interests, led a sports team for example. Firstly though what springs…

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