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Leaders with Disabilities Panel: How #disabilityworks for graduates entering the workplace

Posted on 12th April 2017 by

Laura Carter, our Employer Liaison Officer, looks at what was discussed at the recent Leaders with Disabilities panel event and what it means to start your career as a graduate with a disability… 1.2 billion people globally live with some sort of long-term illness, impairment or disability (the equivalent to the population of China!). In
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How I kick-started my career with MotoNovo Finance

Posted on 21st March 2017 by

Cardiff University graduate Satish Patel tells us about how the Grads Love Cardiff Careers Fair kicked off his career with MotoNovo Finance, and why it’s such a great place for a young, ambitious graduate to work…   Last year I attended the ‘Grads Love Cardiff’ Careers Fair. Having lived in Cardiff since 2013 I knew
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Thinking about or planning to stay in Cardiff after graduation?

Posted on 20th March 2017 by

Jess, our Employer Liaison Marketing Intern, gives you the low down on why Cardiff is a great place to live and work as a graduate, with quotes from young professionals who are living the dream themselves… Cardiff is a fantastic city – but you already know that, as you chose to come to university here!
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Love is in the air – tips and advice you’ll love

Posted on 13th February 2017 by

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day this week we will be sharing ‘tokens’ of love with all students. As noted below each of our ‘tokens’ will link to blog posts, videos or intranet content all written to help support you throughout your student life. Follow us on facebook and twitter to see daily information and advice
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The benefits of work experience from one student intern to another

Posted on 19th January 2017 by

Employer Liaison Intern Jess presents her  top tips for gaining the most benefit from work experience and what Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering Week has to offer… So – you’ve put it off long enough. It’s time to start planning your life a little further ahead than just what you’re going to have for dinner tonight.
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10 things to do during the Christmas break

Posted on 6th December 2016 by

Don’t be a lonely snowman this Christmas, Victoria, Student Intern shares some great tips for things to do … Being away from home during holiday season is always hard, especially when you step outside and you realise Cathays is completely deserted! However, just because student life stops for a few weeks, it doesn’t mean you have nothing to
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6 Christmas markets worth a visit

Posted on 3rd December 2016 by

Kate, Student Intern, shares the top six Christmas markets to cheaply access from Cardiff… It’s that time of the year again! The nights are longer, the weather is colder and everything is a bit more sparkly and covered in fairy lights! This is your guide to exploring the UK’s best Christmas markets at the lowest prices
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I want to train to be a teacher… now what?

Posted on 15th November 2016 by

Sophie, student intern, talks about getting into teaching – the experience you’ll need and how to decide if it’s right for you. Both becoming a teacher, and the path you take to get there can be challenging so it’s vital to make sure that teaching is right for you. When you reach your goal, it’s
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Oxford PharmaGenesis: What a career in life science could look like

Posted on 26th October 2016 by

Oxford PharmaGenesis, one of the sponsors for this year’s Science Careers Fair, offer career opportunities in medical communications. Tom Potter, Communications Consultant, tells us more… Can you remember what first sparked your interest in science? For many, being involved at the cutting edge is highly motivating and research breakthroughs are rewarding. However, the reality of
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The Science Careers Fair: Find your future

Posted on 25th October 2016 by

Student Intern Zoe tells us more about our upcoming Science Careers Fair… Coming to the end of your degree can seem daunting and overwhelming, particularly if you’re unsure of where your degree can take you, or where in fact you want it to take you! That’s where Cardiff University’s Careers and Employability are here to help
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The Cardiff University Student Life Fun Run 2016

Posted on 12th October 2016 by

Kate, Student Intern, shares the best bits of Cardiff University’s first ever Student Life Fun Run… On the 1st October 2016 the streets of Cardiff were invaded by hundreds of students taking part in the Student Life Fun Run, a new event exclusively for Cardiff University students. The 2.4km route looped twice around Cardiff’s Civic
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5 top tips to help you prepare for the Summer Careers Fair

Posted on 2nd June 2016 by

Milly our Employer Liaison Student Intern shares her top tips on  preparing for the Summer Careers Fair… Our final Careers Fair of the year is being held in City Hall on 7th June from 11:30am. One of the best ways to appeal to potential employers is to arrive at the fair suitably prepared! To help you prepare
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Looking for graduate opportunities? Find out who’s recruiting at this year’s Summer Careers Fair

Posted on 31st May 2016 by

The Careers & Employability Team tell us who will be attending this year’s Summer Careers Fair and what degree disciplines they will be targeting… On Tuesday 7 June Cardiff University will be holding its last careers fair of this academic year. The Summer Careers Fair, held in City Hall runs  from 11:30am – 15:30pm.  The fair is a
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Get career ready #beforeyougraduate!

Posted on 6th May 2016 by

Our Employability Manager shares her tips on how to get ready for graduation and finding your dream job…    If you’re graduating this summer but haven’t got a job yet, don’t panic, it’s not too late to get yourself ready to WOW employers. You’ve studied hard and got a degree form a top uni – check!
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Interested in a Career in Journalism? Meet the Political Editor of the Daily Mail!

Posted on 12th April 2016 by

Virginia, our Employer Liaison Officer,tells us how you can meet Andrew Pierce and hear his insights into the world of journalism and media… Andrew Pierce is the current Political Editor of the Daily Mail and the former Assistant Editor of both the Times and the Telegraph.  He is also a regular on TV and Radio
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Grads Love Cardiff Careers Fair – Get involved in this first ever event!

Posted on 4th April 2016 by

Virginia, Employer Liaison Officer, tells us more about Grads Love Cardiff Careers Fair and why you should consider staying in Cardiff… Planning to Stay in Cardiff after Graduation? Around 40% of Cardiff University graduates find a job in Cardiff or South Wales after graduation, for this reason we are launching our brand new event Grads
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Anyone for Admiral’s Grad Programme or other opportunities in Cardiff?

Posted on 18th March 2016 by

Virginia, our Employer Liaison Officer tells us more about the new Grads Love Cardiff Careers Fair and it’s sponsor Admiral …  If you are planning to stay in Cardiff after graduation, this is an event you can’t miss! Around 30 organisations will be offering graduate opportunities in Cardiff and the South Wales area and are looking for students from
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Law students – have you considered alternative career routes into law?

Posted on 8th March 2016 by

Milly, Careers & Employability Intern, explains why it’s a good idea for law graduates to explore alternative career options … On Wednesday 16 March the Alternative Career Routes into Law Event will be taking place in the Postgraduate Study Room in the Law School from 13:00 – 16:00. The event is an opportunity to find out more about
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STEM Careers Fair, what is that about?

Posted on 3rd February 2016 by

Virginia, Employer Liaison Officer, tells us more about the STEM Fair and event sponsor MeetingZone … Next Tuesday 9th February, the Spring STEM Careers Fair will be taking place in the Engineering Forum from 10am-2.30pm. 23 organisations will be exhibiting, all targeting students from Engineering, Physics, Maths, Technology and Computer Science. The companies at the fair
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Top tips from the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Week

Posted on 3rd February 2016 by

Virginia, Employer Liaison Assistant, gives us a roundup of Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Week … If you joined us thank you, if you missed the event/s then don’t despair, here’s a roundup of how the week went.  Last week, from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th around 1300 students engaged in the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering
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How to make the most out of the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Fair

Posted on 18th January 2016 by

Next week sees the start of the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Week and Fair, here Virginia, Fair Organiser, shares her tips on how to make the most of these events … Next week, on Thursday 28th January, the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Fair will be taking place in the Students’ Union Great Hall
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5 reasons to start Dry January now – tea anyone?

Posted on 13th January 2016 by

Annie, Student Intern tells us more about her experience of dry Jan so far, and why it’s not too late to join in … Stop-tober, Dry Jan, it’s not uncommon for people to pledge they are going to give up something, usually alcohol, for a given period of time. Being a student this was a
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Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering Week – the secret to getting ahead in your quest for your dream job.

Posted on 12th January 2016 by

Kirsty McCaig, Employer Liaison Manager explains why Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering are vital in securing a graduate job … The Christmas festivities are well and truly over, the stress of exams will soon be a distant memory and the Spring Term is in full swing, so what to do now? If you’re in your first
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Struggling to study at home? University library opening times and info

Posted on 8th January 2016 by

It’s that time of year again where most students are revising for exams, here Annie our Student Intern, shares useful information about university library opening times and locations … During the exam period it can become a constant frustration for students to revise at home for a number of reasons … it might be because you
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Christmas Survival Guide Part 1 – Activities and things to do over the holidays

Posted on 7th December 2015 by

Having to spend the Christmas holidays at university can be hard, especially if you are usually at home with family. Our 6 part Christmas Survival Guide should help you to banish those winter blues and make the most of festive period, ensuring it’s a time filled with fun, love and support…   There are a number
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National Stress Awareness Day – Support for Cardiff students

Posted on 3rd November 2015 by

Annie, Student Intern for the Counselling Health and Wellbeing team tells us more about National Stress Awareness Day … Wednesday 4th November is National Stress Awareness Day, the annual celebration of stress education, awareness and advocacy. Every year on the first Wednesday of November we come together to focus on the effects of stress and
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Are you applying for the right job?

Posted on 26th October 2015 by

Victoria Rees, Employability Manager looks at whether you’re applying for the right jobs this Autumn…. 5 things to consider before your applications Graduate schemes and Internships are open for 2016 recruitment and everyone (mostly your parents!) is telling you to crack on and make some applications. Lots of them, get them in by the bucket
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Employers targeting Cardiff University this Autumn

Posted on 22nd September 2015 by

Our Careers & Employability team have been hard at work organising a series of Careers Fairs that will help students meet employers and increase their career potential … Attend one or all of these events to find out more about a vast range of student and graduate opportunities.
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A tasty Welcome to Wales for Fresher’s

Posted on 17th September 2015 by

We’ve teamed up with Braces Bakery to offer students the chance to take part in our Welcome to Wales Welsh Cake Challenge  …      The Braces vans are heading to the Student Support Centre at 50 Park Place   New and returning students are invited to join Student Support & Wellbeing staff at our stand
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5 things to do if you’re staying in Cardiff this summer

Posted on 1st June 2015 by

Sarah, Student Intern for Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, shares her ideas on what to do with your time this summer … Staying in Cardiff over the holidays means you’ll have plenty of free time to try new things – after all, this is the only time of year when you genuinely don’t have any work
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4 reasons why you should attend Cardiff Uni’s Summer Fair

Posted on 26th May 2015 by

The Summer Fair will soon be here and after a year of planning and preparation, the Careers & Employability team guarantee a great event that could have a big impact on your future.     Here are just 4 reasons why you should attend the Summer Fair …  
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Latest News and Events from @studentlifeCU

Posted on 24th May 2015 by

Here’s the latest updates from our teams – what they’d like you to be aware of and get involved in  … Whatever it is, if you need support come and see us! We work with hundreds of students weekly, so please drop in and see us.
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Answers to the questions final year students are asking us

Posted on 24th May 2015 by

Here are some great tips from staff across Student Support & Wellbeing who answer the questions final year students are asking us … These are just some of the ways we can help you now and after graduation, drop in and see us in person or online for even more services and events. 
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Student support events & updates 28 April – 9 May

Posted on 28th April 2015 by

Here’s a brief note of what our teams are up to and the activity they’d like you to be aware of and get involved in over the next two weeks … Whether its exam stress, money worries, interview nerves, feeling low, job hunting, housing advice, trouble sleeping … anything … if you need support come and see us! We work with
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10 things you can do this Easter

Posted on 30th March 2015 by

Don’t be a lost little bunny – here are some great tips for things to do by Virgina, Jomec student and Student Marketing Intern …   Being away from home during Holiday season is always hard, especially when you step outside and you realise Cathays is completely deserted! However, just because student life stops for
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Top tips for making great Presentations

Posted on 4th March 2015 by

Liam Havard, Student Intern tells us more about ACCA’s session on Presentation Skills and the advice they shared with students …    Cardiff University had the pleasure of having Kylie from ACCA visit us to offer advice on presentation skills, as part of Careers & Employability’s Internship Bootcamp.   If you think you’re a bit rusty when it comes
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Student events to help support and develop you, 2nd-13th March

Posted on 2nd March 2015 by

Fortnightly Roundup of  Student Support & Wellbeing’s events and activity, by Marketing Manager Katrina Taylor …   We’ve had a busy start to the spring and seen hundreds of students at the Student Support Centre and at our events and there’s more to come throughout March. From Monday 2nd to Friday 13th here’s what we have
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An insight into work experience at BBC Cymru Wales

Posted on 19th February 2015 by

Our Marketing Intern and final year Jomec Student Virginia recently undertook 2 weeks Work Experience at BBC Cymru Wales, she shares her experience here …   A opportunity I couldn’t miss A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about my career plans and how lost I was. I had realised I did not want to
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Your student life supported – What’s On Mon 16 – Fri 28 February

Posted on 16th February 2015 by

Fortnightly Roundup of student services and events delivered by Student Support & Wellbeing, by Marketing Manager Katrina Taylor …   Welcome back … here’s the latest from us at Student Support & Wellbeing, and a brief note of what our teams are up to between Monday 16th and Friday 28th February.  Whatever your year or degree discipline you
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HSBC’s internships and graduate opportunities. Are they for you?

Posted on 11th February 2015 by

HSBC visited Cardiff University to talk more about internships and graduate opportunities, Liam Havard, Student Intern, tells us more …   The HSBC presentation was organised by Careers & Employability as part of Internship Bootcamp and proved popular with around 30-35 students attending it.   Help was at hand when this globally established bank came
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Tips for Competency and Strengths based Interviews

Posted on 11th February 2015 by

Amelia Dyer, Student Intern tells us more about EY’s talk on ‘Practice for Competency and Strengths Based Interviews’ … This was the last session of the Internship Bootcamp for this year and the attendance was excellent! It has been great seeing how many people care about improving their chances of obtaining internships and graduate roles!
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Are you commercially aware?

Posted on 10th February 2015 by

Liam Havard, Student Intern tells us more about KPMG’s Commercial Awareness session as part of the Internship Bootcamp … KPMG visited Cardiff Business School to enlighten students on the importance of being commercially aware. This interactive session witnessed around 20 students turn up and proved to be an invaluable source of information.
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Have you got the Presentation Skills to WOW Employers?

Posted on 4th February 2015 by

ACCA ran a session today on Presentation Skills to WOW Employers, here Amelia Dyer tells us more …   With the third day of the Internship Bootcamp underway ACCA paid Cardiff University a visit to help boost students confidence when tackling presentations. The session began by focusing on the skills employers are looking for and then continued
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L’oreal tell Cardiff students exactly what they’re looking for at Assessment Centres

Posted on 4th February 2015 by

Another great day for the First Year Internship Bootcamp and an ACE Assessment Centre session with L’Oreal. Emma Green our Student Intern tells us more …         L’Oreal were on campus yesterday (3rd Feb) as part of the first year Internship Bootcamp. They were specifically focusing on how to succeed in the group task element of the assessment centre
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Employability Skills Tips from Martin Flynn

Posted on 3rd February 2015 by

A great start to the First Year Internship Bootcamp with the arrival of Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Liam Havard, Student Intern tells us more …      Internship Bootcamp was launched yesterday with a presentation from Martin Flynn, who spoke about Employability Skills. This took place at a classroom in Cardiff Business School and saw approximately 20 people attend it.
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First Year Internship Bootcamp gets off to a great start

Posted on 3rd February 2015 by

The First Year Internship Bootcamp got off to a great start yesterday! Emma Green, Student Intern tells us more …         PwC, Enterprise Rent –a-Car, The Royal Mail and HSBC were all on campus targeting first year students for their summer internships.   
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The difference between part time work and internships

Posted on 3rd February 2015 by

Emma Green, Student Intern for Careers & Employability, share her experience and the difference between part-time work and internships …   It’s day two of the First Year Internship Bootcamp, so for first years and any other students considering an internship, Emma offers some great reasons to get involved!   The skills I’m learning on
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What you need to know about this Thursday’s Postgrad Wales 2015

Posted on 2nd February 2015 by

Cardiff University is once again hosting the Postgrad Study & Funding Fair, Roxanne from Target shares her top tips for the event … We are counting down the days until the Postgrad Wales Fair on Thursday 5 February. We thought that it was only right to provide you with some crucial details about the event, and of
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Your Student Life, Supported – New Fortnightly Roundup

Posted on 2nd February 2015 by

Welcome to our new Fortnightly Roundup, by Katrina Taylor, Marketing Manager, Student Support & Wellbeing Division. Your Student Life, Supported, is our tag line and I hope this new fortnightly round-up will help you learn more about the support, information and events we offer Cardiff Uni students. Here I’ve given an overview of what our teams
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Work Experience? Here’s 10 reasons why…

Posted on 26th January 2015 by

David Moseley, Internship Officer for our Work Experience team shares his thoughts on why students should do work experience … With the job market as competitive as it’s ever been, it’s tough making yourself stand out from the crowd. Having experienced first-hand the difference that work experience can make to job hunting, we have complied
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