Postgraduate courses and funding: your choices laid bare

Posted by Harry Picken on 20 September 2016

Whether you want to further your career, gain an extra qualification, or continue studying a subject you love, there are lots of different reasons for thinking about a postgraduate course. But before you take the plunge, you’ll want to consider the different types of postgraduate study and the best ways to fund your course.

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Topics: Postgraduate study

Top 5 reasons to work for a startup after uni

Posted by Lilli Hender on 19 February 2016

 

Startups are exciting and rewarding places to work but it’s worth acknowledging they’re not without their risks. When times are good they’re really good and, you guessed it, if times are bad they can be really bad.

Startup_Stock_Photos.jpgDo your research before you apply and you could well find a startup could be just the place for you.

Here's look at the great things usually on offer when you begin working life at a startup. 

 

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Topics: job hunting, career choice, entrepreneurship

Postgraduate Study Fair launches new look and website to great response

Posted by Phoebe Hatton on 22 January 2016

The UK's leading Postgraduate Study Fair has a new look and feel to both its website and branding. The refresh  accommodates the changing needs of prospective postgraduate students and universities exhibiting at the fair.

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Topics: Postgraduate study, Fairs and Events

Think big to enlarge career prospects!

Posted by Payal Patel on 12 January 2016

My role is to advise students and graduates on how to sell themselves on paper, bringing them closer to their dream jobs (or closer to securing part time work to survive!). Matters of gender inequality are all pervasive, locally and globally, even when it comes to the job application process!

Studies have shown that women are unlikely to apply for a job role if they don’t meet its essential criteria; men on the other hand, tend to apply for roles even when they don’t meet the specs, and yes, they do get the job in some cases! Knowing this, I feel compelled to give everyone the strength and knowledge to overcome barriers, psychological and practical, that hinder their decisions in applying for great roles.

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting, employability skills, CVs and applications

The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11 January 2016

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.

Enjoy!

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, CVs and applications, Getting Experience, entrepreneurship

Want to be self-employed? Your uni can help!

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on 29 October 2015

Are Careers Services doing enough to support students who want to become self-employed?  A recent survey of over 1,000 graduates highlights that although there is a clear interest in self-employment as an option after university many respondents felt there wasn’t enough provision to help new graduates start on this path.

The Careers Group colleges do support students in this area, so I looked at some of what's currently on offer.

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Topics: career choice, entrepreneurship

Insider secrets to get the best airline deals for work or study abroad

Posted by Nicholas Painter-Bosworth on 28 October 2015

Are you going on Erasmus, study abroad or work abroad?

These days study abroad isn't just for language students. With some of the largest students numbers looking to work or study in Europe and beyond ths year we thought you may appreciate some money saving tips. Here are 7 top tips that you'll find invaluable when searching for flights to make sure you get the most for your money.

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Topics: Working abroad, Study abroad

PhD funding fair: April-Louise's story

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 23 October 2015

April-Louise tells us how she secured her PhD studentship and gives her tips for success.

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Topics: Postgraduate study, Fairs and Events

Students with disabilities: Top tips

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 6 October 2015

The Guardian recently published an article offering advice to students with disabilities starting university. Current students have shared their experiences to help people new to university and many of the tips apply to job hunting and careers as well as uni life so here are our careers-focused additions.

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Topics: Diversity

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