Celebrating Black History Month: Events & Opportunities

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October is Black History Month – a time to celebrate the achievements of Black people. There are a number of events and opportunities for Black students and graduates that you might be interested in getting involved in, so we thought we’d compile some of them here for you to check out! BAME Leadership Conference – Tackling the elephant in the roomTuesday 20th October | 16:15 – 20:00 | OnlineFor this Black History Month, Generation Success have decided to do something special and create their first very BAME Leadership conference, connecting industry with future talent. The theme for this event is … Read More

6 top tips for nailing term 1 of final year

AfiyahAdvice, Afiyah Nadeem, Events, Final Year, Further Study

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So you’ve just finished your placement year (or had it, unfortunately, cut short due to COVID-19), and gained a bunch of new skills, from interpersonal communication to team-work. Now is the time to get thinking about final year, luckily I’ve got 6 tips and tricks to ensure you make the best of term 1 in the most stress-free possible.

Letters to myself, whilst hunting for a placement

Guest BloggerApplications, Assessment Centres, Cover Letters, CVs, Events, Guest Blogger, International Placements, Second Year, UK Placements

Dear anyone who reads this blog, Across these pages you will find the letters I wrote about my placement journey. They are short individually but long when read all at once. There are 7 in total. So, if you only have time to read the first few sentences, I really hope that you remember the following things: → Prepare for placement slowly (e.g. file one application a day to make the load manageable) → Keep a record of all the placements you applied for. Simply, place, date and “status” is great (you may need it for one of your modules … Read More

5 key questions to ask at a careers fair!

Guest BloggerApplications, Assessment Centres, Cover Letters, CVs, Events, Final Year, Graduates, Guest Blogger, Interviews, Postgraduate

If you’re heading into you final year, you’re likely to be bombarded with information about graduate jobs from the moment you return. With many application deadlines hitting before the end of the first term, it’s crucial you start thinking about your future career soon. Visiting a careers fair can be a great way to kick-start your job search for that perfect graduate role. They give you the opportunity to meet recruiters, understand what’s it like to work for a wide range of companies and find the information you need to know on the application process. The GradJobs team have been … Read More

How to make the most of our careers fairs


Blog by Careers+Placements The Careers+Placements team have been very busy organising lots of events and fairs and inviting a wide range of employers to campus just to meet you. Now, while it may be tempting to attend just to get your hands on all the freebies, these fairs are a great way to kick-start your future. Whether you know what you want to do when you graduate yet or not, our fairs are a chance to meet employers face-to-face, discover the wide range of opportunities out there and receive support from us! With that in mind, it’s a really good … Read More