Daniel Davis is a 3rd Year Neuroscience BSc student and is doing an internship as Student Engagement Event Coordinator. In this post he outlines the fantastic Student Engagement Showcase event, taking place this Wednesday, 25th November, which is open to all students and staff at the University of Leeds.
When I started university, the most common phrase I heard was ‘Make the most of it, it goes so quickly’ and it is 100% true. Now in my final year Neuroscience BSc, it seems like yesterday that I first moved into halls of residence yet now I am preparing my final year dissertation! It goes so quickly you have to grab every opportunity possible, and the University of Leeds offers an extraordinary amount of opportunities for both inside and out of your degree.
My latest project is an internship within the University as one of the Event Coordinators for the Student Engagement Showcase. This one-afternoon extravaganza celebrates the immense diversity of opportunities available for students; from internships to volunteering, research, societies and course reps to Leeds for Life. All are amazing ways for students to get involved in the running of the University and gain some invaluable experience for the future. Continue reading
Professional Development Tutor in Leeds University Business School, Marianne Savory discusses why Masters students can’t afford to wait to start planning their career.
You arrived in Leeds a few weeks ago and are anxiously excited about the beginning of your programme. A few people have mentioned careers and job applications but you don’t need to worry about that yet, you’ve got loads of time – right? Wrong!
To ensure the best outcome after you finish your programme, you really need to start thinking about your career options now.
Start to think about how you might develop the skills and attributes required for your chosen career. This will allow you to make a plan and access the most appropriate resources and opportunities whilst here in Leeds, and there will be loads available so you need to be selective and target your time accordingly. You can search for opportunities which will develop specific skills on the Leeds for Life website and check out the ‘how to develop your skills’ section of the Careers Centre website.
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.
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
The third sector is a vast area which encompasses a large range of organisations which are not-for-profit. In this blog post our Careers Consultant, Venita Girvan, gives her advice on how to get into the voluntary sector.
This sector is also known as the charitable or voluntary sector. There are many career opportunities available in this sector, ranging from fundraising to advice giving. It’s important to consider that there are lots of activities that you can get involved in to help you enter this sector and some of these are outlined below. Continue reading
Laura Riggall is a Medical Sciences student who is currently undertaking an industrial placement year. Here Laura explains how she secured her summer studentship and how it has helped her get where she is today!
My name is Laura. I am a second year BSc Medical Sciences student and have just completed a laboratory-based neuroscience research summer studentship, under the supervision of Professor Jim Deuchars. Any summer studentship or internship across the university is a fantastic opportunity to participate in, and I hope by reading this post you will have a greater understanding of studentships, the application process, and what there is to gain from undertaking a studentship. Continue reading
In this blog post one of our Careers Consultant, Jessica Henderson, explains the ins and outs of her job!
What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?
I’m a Careers Consultant, linked with the Faculties of Environment and Biological Sciences. The role of Careers Consultant at Leeds is incredibly varied. On any given day I might be;
- Seeing students individually in drop-ins or for longer guidance appointments for all things career-related
- Teaching on one of our career development modules, or assessing student work
- Planning or delivering workshops and presentations at the Careers Centre or in faculties
- Helping to plan and run careers events
- Speaking to employers or hosting an employer event on campus
- Meeting with colleagues across the university to negotiate input in the forms of teaching, workshops, events and more
- Researching specific topics or career areas
- Supporting students on our placement year module as a Placement Tutor
- Staying up to date with the graduate job market and maintaining career-specific knowledge across a range of sectors
- Attending conferences, training events and information briefings Continue reading