Monthly Archives: January 2014

How I got my job: Fundraising Academy Project Coordinator

Looking to break into the third sector or cultural industries? In this blog post University of Leeds student Nick Watts explains how he did just that with his industrial placement year.

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About me

I’m Nick and I’m doing an industrial placement at DARE (a collaboration between Opera North and University of Leeds) as the coordinator for the UK’s first Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme. Before that I had completed my second year BA Music and Philosophy (Ind). Continue reading

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Rejected from Medicine.. Now what?

Being rejected is hard to take, and whilst it may feel like the end of the world at the moment, be reassured it isn’t. If you’ve found yourself in this situation and aren’t sure what to do next, read on as our Careers Consultant, Jean Harris, gives her advice on how to pick yourself up and start over.

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Firstly, if your disappointment is preventing you from moving on and from considering your options, remember you can access help to deal with your feelings at the University’s Counselling Service.

Thwarted would-be doctors have a great deal to offer and do find other careers immensely satisfying. What are those careers and how do you start to consider where you go from here? Read on…. Continue reading

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How I got my job: Research and Leadership Scholarship summer placement

If you’re considering a summer placement this year, why not look in to a Research and Leadership scholarship? That’s just what Karolis Velicka did, here he tells you how he made his summer placement happen!

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About me

I am currently a second year Computer Science student and I have been awarded the Research and Leadership Scholarship by the University of Leeds. This scholarship is available in many departments of the university and is a great opportunity for anyone looking to do something extraordinary with their summer – the scholarship comes with two paid summer placements. For me the best thing is that the topic of your placement is entirely up to you, as long as it is in your department of study! Continue reading

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How I got my job: IT Consultant

Alexander Sankey graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012 with a degree in Computing. Since graduating he has gone on to work for international IT services provider, FDM Group. Below Alexander shares his experience that followed this opportunity.

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At university I thoroughly enjoyed studying my degree in Computing and I chose the subject because I had always had a passion for all aspects of computing and technology. Continue reading

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