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Post Category: Careers

Below is a list of all posts in the category Careers.

A helping hand

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The following is a guest post by Rob Sowden, a mature student just coming to the end of a year-long placement and who will be going into his final year studying BSc Environmental Science (having progressed from our Earth and Environmental Sciences Foundation Year) in September 2017. As the end of my second year was approaching I was struggling to realise my plan of finding a paid work placement to undertake between my second and third years of study. I had thought obtaining a placement should be fairly easy, given my previous work and life experience and having the...

Categories: Achievements, Blogging, Careers, Mature Students, Student Experience, Student Voices, Supporting Students

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New Year, New Future?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

People study with the LLC for a variety of reasons, but probably most of our students are hoping that in some way the course and the experience of university life will enhance their personal and professional development. This may take a range of forms, perhaps progressing within an established area of work or starting a brand new career. But with so many graduates out there, how do you ensure that your course takes you to the post-university future you seek? Giving yourself an edge in the competitive graduate labour market involves getting ‘extracurricular’ experiences on to your CV - those...

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Careers support in the LLC

Thursday, 07 November 2013

From 1 August 2013 I started a new role in the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC). If you started your course before 2013, you will have known me as the Student Experience Officer. That role has now passed to our new(ish) colleague, Paul Devlin, and I have a new job title: Careers Education and Guidance Officer. I have already had the pleasure of meeting some returning students wearing my ‘new hat’ and have also been making the acquaintance of some of the new student intake in group sessions during freshers’ week. I hope to see more of...

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