Category Archives: Postgraduate study

Posts with a postgraduate study theme, including options for postgraduate student, postgraduate student experiences or advice on considering postgraduate study.

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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Will you be getting the most out of the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair 2013?

The Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair is an annual event attended by national, international and local employers, recruitment agencies and universities (to speak about further study options), so there really is something for everyone! And even if you’re not graduating this year, this is a fantastic opportunity to start finding out about organisations and seeing what other opportunities they may have. Read on to find out how you can make the most of the fair.

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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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A Path Less Travelled

Chris O’Connor graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010 with a BA in English and Philosophy and then again in 2011 with an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication. He is currently a part-time receptionist at the Careers Centre whilst pursuing  his interest in writing and journalism.

I remember vividly my feelings as I approached graduation. It was a mixture of relief, excitement and most prominently of apprehension. Relief at finally finishing education, excitement at having the freedom to choose wherever I wanted to go and do whatever I wanted to do but mainly apprehension of not knowing what that might be or how to get it Continue reading

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To Master or not to Master?

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Education. This is the “business” we’re currently in. Each of us chose a path for our next step in education at least a year ago. And since this is most likely the final step of the journey, it’s very important to make the most of it. For most students, your university degree lasts 3 years. However, some of you may choose to continue your education with further study of a Masters or PhD. Question is: Is it worth doing Continue reading

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