Three Wise Brummies

As we enter the Festive season, we asked members of our Postgraduate Class of 2020 graduating cohort for some wise words. Congratulations to those graduating this December and welcome to your alumni community! Wise words from… Vida Köster (MSc Environment, Development and Politics, 2020) My advice to recent graduates is to lead with empathy. We … Continue reading “Three Wise Brummies”

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Four questions with….Lois

Name: Lois Boyle Degree Detail: American and Canadian Studies with Year Abroad Job Title: Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee Briefly describe your role: Ambitious Futures is a graduate management scheme in Higher Education. It is an 18 month consisting of three placements in Professional Services, along with group coaching sessions, one-to-one mentor meetings, and workshops. So … Continue reading “Four questions with….Lois”

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LinkedIn Learning: why should you use it?

Phill Williams, Careers Consultant for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, explores how LinkedIn Learning can be used as a platform that graduates use for career exploration, personal and professional development, and acquiring new skills and knowledge. 2020 has been a year like no other. You may understandably feel a little overwhelmed by the … Continue reading “LinkedIn Learning: why should you use it?”

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Four questions with… Alex

Name: Alex Garrido Degree details: BSc History and Politics Job title: Security Policy Officer at Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office Can you briefly describe your current role? I work at the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office on the Diplomatic Service Fast Stream, which I joined after graduating in 2018. I spent a year as a … Continue reading “Four questions with… Alex”

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Careers and Coffee went virtual!

On Wednesday 19th August, we took our Careers and Coffee event online for the first time. We had 16 recent graduates book a 1:1 slot with an experienced mentor from our alumni community. The mentors were able to provide support and guidance on a whole host of issues from gaining relevant sector experience, to complete … Continue reading “Careers and Coffee went virtual!”

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Four questions with… Gaby

Name: Gaby Mendes Degree details: BA Education Job title: Founder of Talk Twenties/Event Operations Manager Describe your current role: I  recently founded my company, Talk Twenties, after writing an award-winning blog about life as a twenty-something. After struggling somewhat after leaving university, I saw a need for more support for twenty-somethings entering the big wide … Continue reading “Four questions with… Gaby”

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Four Questions with…Liam

Name: Liam Taft Degree details: BA English Job title: Web Content Coordinator Describe your current role: I currently work in the marketing team at Twinkl, which is one of the UK’s largest educational publishers. My primary role is to run the Twinkl Education Blog, but I also coordinate other online content and write social media … Continue reading “Four Questions with…Liam”

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If you make one career resolution this year, let it be this…

We’re sure the resolutions to exercise more, or quit a bad habit are already in full swing, but it’s important to consider your career resolutions, no matter how big or small. After all, we spend most of our waking hours at work, so it’s important for us to feel like we’re moving forward so that … Continue reading “If you make one career resolution this year, let it be this…”

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Four Questions with…Meg

Name: Megan Prosser Degree details: BSc Business Management with Communications Job title: Communications  Assistant (and part time Masters student) Can you briefly describe your current role? I currently work as a communications assistant for a Local Government Organisation called Publica, helping run internal and external communications for three district councils writing press releases, scheduling social … Continue reading “Four Questions with…Meg”

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