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Career prospects

How to boost your chances of landing a dream career

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What do employers look for in graduates?

It’s not just good marks employers are looking for when sifting through job applications... so what else do they want to see on your CV?

09 September 2018

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#CareerGoals: Nurse

Nurse Ewout talks switching paths to enter nursing, the different opportunities it can afford you, the profession's changing image and more.

13 August 2018

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Getting a graduate job: myths and realities

There are a lot of myths surrounding graduate jobs. If you’re approaching graduation, here are some of those myths busted.

17 April 2018

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What graduate employment figures really tell you

Looking at graduate prospects for your chosen course or university but can’t make sense of the stats? Our employment expert explains more…

10 April 2018

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How I got my dream work experience gig: Georgie's UN story

17 year-old Georgie reveals how she's bagged herself an impressive work experience stint at the UN. Can you learn some tips to pick up work experience?

26 February 2018

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How to find career inspiration in unexpected places

No clue about your future career yet? You might not be looking in all the right places...

20 December 2017

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#CareerGoals: Pilot

Rosanna shares the highs and lows of being a commercial pilot, her route to qualifying, plus some words of encouragement for young girls who want to reach for the sky.

19 October 2017

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#CareerGoals: Playwright /Theatre Director

How do you turn a passion for words into a career? London playwright and theatre director Lynette talks about her journey from English graduate to telling stories on stage.

05 July 2017

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#CareerGoals: Mechanical Design Engineer

Design engineer Adam tells us about his role and why he's glad he took the apprenticeship path over university.

02 May 2017

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#CareerGoals: Lawyer

Oxford graduate Anke takes the stand to testify on what the life of a lawyer is really like, including studying at one of the world's most famous universities.

24 February 2017

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#CareerGoals: Doctor

Medicine has a reputation for being one of the most competitive and demanding fields to study. Junior doctor Jodie reflects on her 5+ years of study, plus life as a recently-qualified doctor in a London hospital. 

20 January 2017

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#CareerGoals: Press Officer

Which? PR wizard Ifrah dishes on her role as a public relations officer, where no two days are the same.

20 December 2016

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How a part-time job now can pay off later

Even if the Bank of Mum and Dad is happy to pay your phone bill and fund festival trips, getting a part-time job might have other benefits, too.

14 October 2016

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Choosing a university course: five career factors to consider

We asked this year's round of uni applicants which employment factors were most important to them when deciding on a course.

30 August 2016

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Top 10 degree subjects for graduate starting salaries

Want to study a degree course with a top graduate salary? Find out which subjects were best for starting salaries last year and the types of jobs that grads go into.

14 April 2015

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Graduate prospects: medicine and dentistry

Studying a medicine or dentistry degree? Good news! You can expect some very bright employment prospects...

29 January 2015

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Graduate prospects: psychology

Planning to study psychology at university? Here's an overview of your prospects with a psychology degree under your belt...

29 January 2015

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Graduate prospects: law

Studying law doesn't necessarily mean you have to become a lawyer. Here are the typical routes that law graduates take...

29 January 2015

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Top universities for graduate starting salaries

Revealed: top unis for graduate starting salaries and how much their grads are earning.

08 May 2014

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10 ways to get the most out of work experience

Bagged yourself some work experience? Our student blogger reveals how to make sure your placement is time well spent.

17 December 2013

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What employers think about sandwich courses and work experience

You might have heard a lot about how important work experience is and how employers love it. And you know what? It is really important, and employers do love it…

04 October 2013

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How does the region you study in affect your graduate employment prospects?

Does the region you study in affect your graduate employment prospects? You might not think it, but yes – location counts. Our employment expert explains why.

03 October 2013

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Will going to a top university guarantee me a good job?

While nothing can guarantee you a good job, picking the right university can improve your chances. But what qualifies as a 'top university' or a 'good job'?

01 October 2013

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Do you need a Masters to get a good job these days?

No is the easy answer to this one, but it all comes down to what you want to do. A postgraduate qualification can give you the edge – or even be essential – with some careers; with others you can certainly get a graduate-level job without it.

30 September 2013

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Higher Education Achievement Reports explained

Going to uni is more than just getting a decent degree classification. New Higher Education Achievement Reports are designed to reflect just that.

04 October 2012

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Top ways to boost your job prospects while you’re at university

There’s more to getting a graduate job than getting a good degree. The AGR explains how to prepare yourself for the world of work while at uni…

21 September 2012

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How important is it to do extra-curricular activities at university?

Extra-curricular activities are great for both personal and practical reasons. Here are just a few of the many opportunities open to you at university.

14 August 2012

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