The 10 most popular articles from The Careers Group in 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.


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Topics: News, Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, job hunting, employability skills, CVs and applications, Postgraduate study

3 tips for your Masters personal statement

Posted by S Donaldson on 21 October 2015

Masters application formats vary. Sometimes you’ll be given a series of short questions. This can be helpful in letting you know exactly what the institution is looking for. But sometimes you’ll be asked to simply submit an application letter or personal statement. In these cases it can be tempting to tell the story of your life, but a good personal statement should be more focussed.

Here are three tips for putting together an effective Masters personal statement.

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Topics: CVs and applications, Postgraduate study

Shout Out to Post Docs

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 28 April 2015

A message from Yulia Kiseleva, PhD student at the Department of War Studies at King's

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Topics: Peace, Politics and Policy, Postgraduate study, Fairs and Events

Rock Physics and Scilly Birds: Exotic vacancies this week

Posted by careers consultant on 16 March 2015
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Topics: teaching, STEM, Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, charity, Working abroad, Postgraduate study, creative industries

Translating international school grades

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 7 December 2013

A frequent problem that international job applicants face is explaining their school grades. Online job applications frequently require you to complete a section on UCAS points (the grading system that universities use to determine whether a student has sufficiently high exam results to be admitted. All too often there is no option but to complete this, or you can’t continue with the application.

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Topics: CVs and applications, Postgraduate study, International Students

Alternative Energy Careers

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 1 December 2013

Over the next 20 years, global energy demand is expected to rise by 40% ( Whilst fossil fuels remain the dominant force in the energy sector, alternatives are playing a very significant part in filling the gap. Alternative energy – be it wind, wave, solar or geothermal energy, is an ever expanding global sector - so if you are looking for an interesting career in a growing, rewarding, valuable field, here are a few good resources to get you started.

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Topics: job hunting, employability skills, career choice, Postgraduate study, International Students

How to apply for a PhD in the arts & humanities

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 27 March 2013

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Topics: CVs and applications, Postgraduate study

UK Postgraduate Study Explained

Posted by kirstib on 11 February 2013

Are you fully aware of the differences in postgraduate study in the UK?

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Topics: employability skills, career choice, Postgraduate study, International Students

Careers Group or Careers Service?

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 22 February 2012

Are you confused by all the names that you see on our websites and blogs? Here’s a quick guide to who’s who and what’s what - just in case you wondered. Don’t worry, there won’t be a test.

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Topics: employability skills, career choice, Postgraduate study, International Students

Introducing Careers Podcasts

Posted by Abi Sharma on 1 February 2012

We have a number of podcasts about career areas and finding jobs. Listen to stories from entrepreneurs, find out about how to decide upon a career, get ideas for answers to interview questions, different career sectors. There is a wealth of information. For all podcasts go to, enter 'podcast' into the search box and click the arrow at the end of the search box.

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Topics: employability skills, Postgraduate study, International Students, Interviews

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