Monthly Archives: October 2013

Getting into Textile Design

Thinking about entering the competitive textiles design industry? Our Careers Consultant, Ingrid Bale, offers her advice on how to be successful!

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What is it?

Textile design is a part of the creative industries sector which encapsulates every aspect of design involving knit, weave and printed fabrics, from raw material to finished item. Textile designers often work with fashion or interior designers to ensure that the fabric/textile that they are creating is perfect for it’s expected usage, this includes having the correct pattern and fabric properties (such as thickness or tendency to crease). Continue reading

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Getting into IT and Computing

Fancy a career in the ever growing IT or Computing sector? In this blog post Senior Careers Consultant, Caroline Williams explains how to break in to the industry, IT graduate or not! 

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Imagine a world without IT?  Most of us probably can’t as it is a massive industry both for personal and businesses use – most organisations nowadays have some sort of IT presence.  Therefore there are many opportunities available within the sector – not just in the big IT companies.  It is predicted that the recruitment of graduates for this sector is due to increase by 15% from 2012 to 2013.  Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Careers Consultant

In the next instalment of our ‘Meet our staff’ series, we talk to one of our Careers Consultants Venita Girvan about her role at the Careers Centre.

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I’m a Careers Consultant and this role involves lots of different aspects.  This includes teaching and assessing on careers modules, 1 to 1 guidance with students, developing and delivering careers workshops both at the Careers Centre and in faculties, working with employers by hosting their events at the Careers Centre or attending their careers days.  I am also a Placement Tutor for students taking the Careers Centre work placement module.  As well as this I co-manage the Careers Centre blog and I am a part of the social media team contributing to our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Continue reading

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Employer Events – why come?

Ever wondered why coming along to employer events at the Careers Centre is a good idea? In this blog post Hannah Delamore explains how attending employer led events helped her secure an industrial placement year! 

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A little bit about me

Hi, I’m Hannah Delamore and I’m a 4th year Accounting and Finance student. Over the past year I have completed an industrial placement at Grant Thornton, an audit, tax and advisory firm, within the audit department. I really enjoyed my placement at the firm and look forward to returning there after graduation. Continue reading

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Getting into Medicine: Top tips for Medicine applicants on interviews

So you’ve been offered an interview, your UCAS form must have impressed! Our Careers Consultant Jean Harris gives her top tips on how to ace an interview for Medicine!

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Congratulations on getting an interview. The university is interested in having you as a student. The interviewers genuinely want you to show why they should give you a place. The interview is not designed to trick you or intimidate you. Here are some top preparation tips: Continue reading

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The Business and Finance Mini Fair 2013

On 24th October 2013, twelve major graduate employers will be coming on campus to meet students at the Business and Finance Mini Fair. Held in the Business School foyer, it is an unmissable event for any student who is considering a career in business or finance and wants to meet large corporate employers!

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Have you started to think about which companies you might like to work for once you graduate? Well if you’re a final year then we really hope so! With Graduate Scheme deadlines looming, and competition for jobs more fierce than ever, it’s important to give yourself the best chance possible.  Careers fairs are a great way to interact face-to-face with potential employers, ask any burning questions you have for them and really make a lasting impression. But the fair isn’t just for final years! It’s also a great opportunity for 1st and 2nd years who are looking for internships, insight weeks, industrial placements or would just like to get ahead of the game and meet potential future employers. Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Fair Liaison Officer

In this “meet our staff” post we meet Imogen Johnson, our Fair Liaison Officer, and find out more about her role at the Careers Centre.

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve? 

I am the Fair Liaison Officer. I work in the Employer Team and we are responsible for organising Careers Events on campus including employer presentations and Careers Fairs. Recently I was involved in managing the Autumn Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair which was attended by 109 organisations and over 3500 students.   I promote our events to employers and students and oversee the booking procedure.  I oversee the logistics for Careers Fairs including creating and editing Fair Guides, organising car parking and catering and making sure attendees have all the information they need. Continue reading

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