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Is it worth making a speculative application?

  A speculative application is when you approach the employer to see if they have any vacancies which is different from applying to an advertised vacancy. However is it worth the time and effort approaching a employer in this way? Firstly there are no guarantees an application of this kind will be successful, it may not…

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Graduate Engineering Engagement Program ( GEEP) launched

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, SEO London  is proud to present the Graduate Engineering Engagement Program (GEEP). The GEEP aims to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession with an ultimate vision to create an inclusive profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds and reflects UK society. For…

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Mood Boost Coaches needed for a fantastic student-led initiative

  Mood Boost is the University’s Student Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Programme. This course is run by students in conjunction with the Counselling & Wellbeing Service and Active Student. Mood Boost needs you!!! As a Mood Boost Coach you will be trained to deliver a 4-week course that will support students experiencing mild depression and low…

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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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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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Promoting your work experience – Organisation

  If you have been following  the blog posts on ‘Promoting your work experience’ and answering the questions posed then you should be building up some really good personal evidence to put on your CV, an application form or in readiness for  answering questions at an interview  or assessment centre. So far we have covered the following skill areas: Communication…

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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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Volunteer for one of the most respected and prestigious arts & heritage organisations in Brighton. It’ll get you loads of experience & will look amazing on your CV!

Royal Pavilion Estate – Garden Greeter Volunteer We are currently looking for volunteers to join our Garden Greeter team for the Royal Pavilion Estate through the summer season until September 2018. Benefits Volunteer for one of the most respected and prestigious arts and heritage organisations in Brighton and Hove. It’ll bring you loads of skills and…

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Promoting your work experience – Commercial Awareness

  Welcome back to our series of blogs on promoting your skills gained via work experience. These blogs aren’t  trying to ignore the excellent skills gained on your university course but are designed to try and get you think of other ways in which you are getting skills. Using skills from education and any other experience will enrich your…

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Latest ARTS SECTOR volunteering opportunities info booklet – now includes Brighton Festival roles!

Arts sector volunteering opportunities info booklet – the latest edition: Active Student – Volunteering in ARTS Spring-summer 2018 Ed 3-22c7cs9 How to apply for volunteering Please contact the University of Brighton’s Volunteering Service, quoting the organisation’s name, the role title and your campus: 01273 644145

NEW! Costume Production Volunteer, with Beleza School of Samba, for Brighton Pride 2018

Beleza School of Samba is a social enterprise that aims to bring Brazilian samba to Brighton to engage all sections of the community. We have a dance section and a instrument section (the bateria) and we perform at a range of community events across the city. We also parade at Pride and we support a…

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Promoting your work experience – Self Awareness

    In the last of our blogs about skills before Easter we look at Self awareness.  We will be back after Easter with more blogs on different skills so keep looking out for them. So far we have covered Communication, Teamwork and Problem solving . Self awareness is perhaps more tricky to define but it is…

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Fabrica Gallery – now recruiting for Front of House Volunteers: Life Model II #ShrigleyAtFabrica #BrightonFestival

Fabrica has on-going recruitment Front of House Volunteers, accepting applications throughout the year. Mainly recruiting and inducting volunteers three times a year in spring, summer and autumn to coincide with our exhibition programme, or at peak times of exhibition. As a Front of House volunteer, students are expected to volunteer for at least 3.5hrs a…

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Promoting your work experience – Problem Solving

Number 3 in our series of blogs is problem solving, we have already covered teamwork and communication so have a look at those if you haven’t already seen them. We are covering some of the key skills that employers look for in applicants and in these blogs we are focusing primarily on skills gained through work experience. Problem solving…

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Promoting your work experience – Teamwork

  We often meet students who talk about having had a job but ask if the skills gained are ‘irrelevant’ to want they want to go into as they are not directly related. Employers do like relevant work experience of course, but are also very interested in what you have gained though being in any type of work or volunteering. These…

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Gaming and Television – What’s the Score?

  Gaming makes up a significant portion of many media industries, including YouTube, Twitch and E-sports, but Gaming formats, are less frequent on Broadcast Television, even with formats alike ‘Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit’ (Dave), ‘Videogame Nation’ (Challenge) and ‘Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe’ (BBC Four), which begs the question, why? In this event, the relationship…

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Whether you’re in your last year of university or your first, you can develop your employability skills, add to your CV, and make new connections by volunteering in your local community. – Active Student is the university’s volunteering service. It can provide you with volunteering placements in the local community that are rewarding, safe and…

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The Sky’s the Limit…take a look at the video produced by Gradcracker

  Calling all STEM students!  ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, is a video recently created by Gradcracker which has been downloaded over one hundred times since its release last year. You can download it at… falko Lendzian via Compfight

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