Disability History Month: Jordan Freud on being autistic, graduating and getting a job

As Disability History Month 2020 comes to a close, we asked English and Comparative Literature graduate Jordan Freud to give his personal account of entering the job market with autism. After several years of experience with LSR and LSTV, as well as doing a year in industry at Mind The Gap (a theatre company forContinue reading “Disability History Month: Jordan Freud on being autistic, graduating and getting a job”

Class of 2020: Becoming Leeds’ First Black Female Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Graduate

Gina Baker graduated this year in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering from the University of Leeds – she is the first black female to graduate from the course. In this piece, Gina highlights her experience of studying a STEM subject at Leeds and offers advice for those interested in pursuing a career in STEM. As anContinue reading “Class of 2020: Becoming Leeds’ First Black Female Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Graduate”

Careers by the book: A guide to Skills@Library’s employability resources

The library is the starting point for your studies. It is a fountain of knowledge and resources that will flow throughout your work. But it also can offer something else: skills and experiences that will be beneficial beyond your university course.  Housed in the Laidlaw Library, Skills@Library runs a busy calendar of events and workshops all currently available online, aimed at giving you study skills that will support your dissertations, group presentations and more. Importantly, these tools can be transferred into your workingContinue reading “Careers by the book: A guide to Skills@Library’s employability resources”

Taking a step into the unknown: a placement year in policy and public affairs

Ollie George is a Biotechnology with Enterprise student who is returning to final year following a placement year in Policy and Public Affairs at the global pharmaceutical company Pfizer. He shares his reflections on his year, tips on applying and perspectives on a non-lab based placement for science students. As a science student, it canContinue reading “Taking a step into the unknown: a placement year in policy and public affairs”

Georgie is sat in a coffee shop holding a mug near her face. In the background is the counter with some cakes sat on top.

Discomfort in Disabilities: Employability, Access and Privilege

Georgie Fuhri is a final year Museum & Art Gallery Studies student at the University of Leeds. She has a declared disability. What barriers does she face in society and the job market due to her condition, and does it affect her employability? In this piece she explores identity, intersectionality and discrimination from her perspectiveContinue reading “Discomfort in Disabilities: Employability, Access and Privilege”

Class of 2020: From lockdown blues to launching a not-for-profit

University of Leeds, BA Management and Marketing student Rebecca Moy had plans after graduation but COVID-19 meant she had to rethink everything.  Learn how her proactive approach opened up new opportunities & secured her a graduate job. When the rumours of lockdown became a reality and COVID-19 halted my post-university plans, I was unsettled byContinue reading “Class of 2020: From lockdown blues to launching a not-for-profit”

Leeds Internship Programme- working at a Swiss private equity firm

  Shakeel Kathrada is a 2019 University of Leeds Graduate who achieved a first class degree in BSc Mathematics with Finance. After graduation Shakeel applied for a 6 month internship at Lyrique, a private equity firm based in Nyon, Switzerland advertised through the Leeds Internship Programme. Here he talks about his time in Switzerland atContinue reading “Leeds Internship Programme- working at a Swiss private equity firm”

Effective remote working during the Covid-19 global pandemic

  Matt Wheeler and Sam Taylor University of Leeds Graphic & Communication Design graduates founded madeby.studio in 2019, a creative and digital design studio based in Leeds city centre- with the help of Spark, the University’s business start up support team. Under lockdown we hear how Matt and Sam made the change to working effectivelyContinue reading “Effective remote working during the Covid-19 global pandemic”


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