Tips & Hints

  • Job Scams and paying for careers related experience or advice

    Two topics for the price of one today! Job Scams Every day we receive emails from organisations wanting us to advertise their wonderful opportunties to you. It is pretty straightforward if it is a paid work opportunity. We have checks...

  • Don't miss our festive newsletter!

    I imagine you're all really looking forward to the Christmas break! A few days ago we circulated our last Student Newsletter for 2014, if you missed it in the mountain of emails you have to work through before the holidays,...

  • Are you graduating this week?

      Congratulations from everyone in the Careers Team!  Did you know you can continue to access the support from the Careers Service event after you have graduated? Whether you see your future in work, study, self- employment; or even if you’re...

  • Why is civil society important to human rights?

      To celebrate Human Rights Day on Wednesday 10 December, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is running a photography competition for people aged 15-30. To enter, all you need to do is post a picture on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #ProtectCivilSociety...

  • The good and the bad of networking

    Recently I have seen  quite a few students on quick query who are struggling with demonstrating their motivation in cover letters or application form questions. It is quite tricky to get right. I am very much a believer that you need...

  • How to use LinkedIn effectively...

      LinkedIn can be described as “Facebook” for professionals. You can join groups, add contacts, view individual profiles (online CV’s) and follow specific companies. LinkedIn is one of the biggest professional networking platforms and is an invaluable tool. LinkedIn is useful...

  • It's only a dissertation, right?

    Yesterday I saw lots of students for CV checks - par for the course at this time of year. And I have noticed a common theme. With the final years, I hardly ever see any mention of their Final Year...