Careers

Supporting young people as they explore the right career path

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:35

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For school leavers, choosing the next step has always been a daunting task. But in an era of increased uncertainty, getting the right advice about finding a career path feels especially important.

What can you do with an English literature degree?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 12:14

What is English literature?

The study of English literature focuses mainly on analysis, debate and critical theorising about a large number of published works, be they novels, poems, plays or other literary works.

Given this number of genres, it is perhaps unsurprising that a degree in English literature can be incredibly wide-ranging; two students on the same degree course can choose to study very different things outside of their core modules.

What can you do with an archaeology degree?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 17:36

What is archaeology?

Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites, the analysis of artefacts and physical remains around the world.

Its subjects are past societies and cultures, ranging from the exploration of human origins and early hunter-gatherer communities to ancient environment and ancient arts and cultures.

A core part of archaeology is the dual method involving fieldwork and laboratory analysis.

What can you do with a history degree?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 17:28

What is history?

History is the study of the sum of human experience. It is concerned with the past and its present legacy.

The study of history develops an array of skills including independent critical thinking, analytical skills, the ability to process and synthesise vast amounts of information - which is crucial in our world overflowed with information - and to engage in a historiographical debate.

This means that history is among the university subjects where you have to read the most material.

A year in London: what happens during a careers seminar

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:59

Since the end of April, I have finished all my assessments for the year. What freedom, what joy. Added to the recent warm weather in London, life is pretty good right now.

However, the anxiety of job hunting is still nagging me.

I recently attended my first careers seminar. It was fairly small forum, with around 15 companies. Armed with a CV completed just days before, I strolled into the event venue. Clad in black and hair tied back, I did my best to look professional and put together. 

Brits in America: cramming my summer with internships

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:56

Summer internships or study abroad programmes are an expectation at Harvard University. Every year, the university connects students with hundreds of organisations and schemes to encourage us to have a productive three months during the summer. Conversations about summer plans start as early as Christmas and often by February many students have a placement secured. I was not one of those students.

London Venture Crawl: encouraging entrepreneurship in students

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:15

The London Venture Crawl, held in March 2018, took 200 students from nine London universities to visit a number of businesses and entrepreneurial ventures to learn about what it takes to start a business.

Students came from a number of disciplines and the following universities:

Student Experience Survey 2018: best UK universities for industry connections

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:38

View the overall results of the 2018 Student Experience Survey

Many students heading off to university want to be sure that their institution has good connections with industry. Opportunities to secure work placements, and to learn from the expertise of practising professionals in the “real world”, can be invaluable additions to the academic side of a student’s time in higher education.

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Universities launch drive to support refugees around the world

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:03

Passport in hand, in awe of the towering buildings surrounding me, I joined the queue of De Montfort University students awaiting the main event of our trip to New York – a summit led by DMU to launch a new drive to support refugees around the world.