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My Christmas holiday application plan

In the next post from our student contributor, Rebekah Billingham, we find out how she is hoping to make the most of her Christmas holidays.

CVIt’s the end of my first term and I’m just days away from swapping the hectic routine of uni life to the happy chaos of Christmas at home. If I’m honest, I’ve been too caught up with final assignments to think about internship applications for next Summer. But now that I’m reminded of it, I’ve come up with a new strategy to avoid getting too stressed. Continue reading

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Getting into Medicine: Top tips for Medicine applicants on writing a UCAS personal statement

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If you’re thinking about entering a career in medicine, our Careers Consultant Jean Harris provides her tips and advice on writing a personal statement for entry onto a medicine course.

Your UCAS personal statement will largely determine whether your application proceeds beyond the initial stage.

There are thousands of applicants for medicine who meet the minimum academic requirements. In the personal statement you have just 4,000 characters spread over 47 lines of text (including spaces and blank lines) – about 600 words, to convince an admissions tutor that you merit further consideration.  Continue reading

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9 graduate job-search myths: busted!

There are some common misconceptions about job-searching that I hear again and again.  Misconceptions that could seriously impact your chances of success if you take them at face value.  In this post I aim to help you by dispelling some of these myths.

1. I should apply for as many jobs as possible to increase my chances of success

AKA the ‘scattergun approach’. Surely it’s logical that if you apply for more vacancies, then you are more likely to get a job, right? Not necessarily. When it comes to job-search, think quality over quantity Continue reading

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Prepare for success: Assessment centres

Group tasks are a common activity in assessment centres.

At this time of year we get lots of students asking for advice and insight into what to expect at an assessment centre. If you have got to this stage of the application process then well done, this means that you have already impressed the employer and they can really see you working for their organisation.

Why assessment centres Continue reading

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