7 ways to prepare for your career while at university

Posted by Bear Hutchinson on 04/09/19 11:23

When it comes to preparing for your career at university, there are two common misconceptions. One is that internships and work experience are the be-all and end-all, and the other is that you can only start preparing in your penultimate year of university. Although, of course, internships can be extremely useful, there are many other ways that you can get relevant experience without the sacrifice of your summers or interference with your studies. In this article, one of our interns, Bear, shares her advice.

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Topics: university, student advice, employability

The transition from school to university: Uni lingo Part 2

Posted by Emma Davies on 04/09/19 09:56

Navigating freshers’ week is hard enough without a multitude of new terms and expressions to get to grips with. If there’s some kind of strange-sounding academic or campus term you discover, this short article series might just help to decode its meaning.

 

Taken from A Guide to Uni Life by Lucy Tobin.

 

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Topics: university, student advice

Spotlight on: Dance Teacher

Posted by Emma Davies on 28/08/19 11:46

Each month we take a deeper look at one career pathway in particular. For in-depth profiles of over 600 job profiles, take a look at the Indigo Careers module. This month we take a look at the role of a Dance Teacher*.

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Topics: career profiles

Dream jobs and great alternatives: Astronaut

Posted by Debbie Steel on 28/08/19 11:06

Do you dream of becoming an astronaut? Have you been inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings or Tim Peake’s experiences on the International Space Station (ISS)? In this new series we uncover how to make your dream job a reality, whilst giving you some great alternatives to consider.

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Topics: career profiles, dream jobs

The A-Z of CPD: Part 4

Posted by Emma Davies on 21/08/19 11:55

Undertaking CPD is not just about going on a course; being open to trying new ways of learning is an important skill to develop. Last time in the A-Z of CPD series we looked at a range of different activities from ‘helping colleagues’ to ‘lunching’. This week we help you consider alternative activities that you can do as part of your own continuous professional development, starting at the letter ‘M’.    

 

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Topics: careers education, CEIAG

A Student's Guide to Clearing

Posted by Chloe Nicholson on 15/08/19 10:08

A-Level Results Day 2019 has finally arrived! All over the country students are opening envelopes with trembling hands, waiting to see their grades and finally have an answer to the question that has been plaguing them since their last exam: ‘Will I get into the university I want to go to?’ For some, the answer will be ‘no’. In this article, one of our interns, Chloe, shares her experience of going through Clearing. 

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Topics: university, student advice

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