What’s On

Student support events & updates 28 April – 9 May

Posted on 28 April 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 30 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 4 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 2 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 19 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 16 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 11 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 11 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 10 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 4 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 4 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 3 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 3 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 3 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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 26 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

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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First Years: Secure Paid Summer Internships Now! By Emma Green

Posted on 23 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emma, Student Intern tells us more about Internships and the First Year Internship Bootcamp 2-5 February … Your first year at university can be an overwhelming one and whilst graduation may be the last thing on your mind, you only have two summer holidays until you’ll be applying for full time employment!   The number
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Employers continue to recruit at Cardiff throughout November

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Our Careers Fairs may be over but employers are still busy recruiting, don’t miss the remaining events for this autumn …  Thousands of students have attended Careers Fairs in the last four weeks and gained amazing exposure amongst an array of local, national and international employers.  We’ve had great feedback from students and employers alike
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Engage with employers – they want you!

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Dr Tom Tatchell, Education and Students Manager, School of Chemistry encourages students to attend Careers Fairs and engage with employers … Tis’ the season for recruitment fairs and all students should see one if not two fairs scheduled that can be applicable to the degrees that they are studying.
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Getting the most out of the Law Fair

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Feeling a little lost when it comes to law fairs? I expect you are not alone.  Naomi Morley First year Trainee at Michelmores and Cardiff Alumni  shares her thoughts on preparing for the Law Fair… Having attended a number of law fairs as a student, I know that the experience can be quite overwhelming and it can be
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International Relations – Is it the job for you?

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Virginia Bonet Morrell, final year Jomec student, attended John Hemmings career talk and shares her experience with you … Last Thursday, 23rd October, John Hemmings, who is part of Cardiff University Alumni, gave an inspiring talk about life in International Relations (IR) today. In a friendly and approachable manner, John engaged with students from the
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My Route to Law Firm Withy King by John Pengilley (LLB and LPC- Cardiff University)

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog from John Pengilley on his route from Cardiff University to Withy King …   Enjoy John’s blog and for further information about careers with Withy King you can talk to recruitment staff  at the Cardiff Law Fair on Tues 4th November from 1.30pm at City Hall. Take it away John … I studied Law at Cardiff from
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What’s On – Careers and Employer Events from Mon 27th October until Thursday 6th November

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

I’m very sorry to say that we are having issues with our what’s on web listings – darn thing!  So to help you here’s a quick note of what’s coming up, excuse the long listing … Log in to Your Careers Account, using your University log in, for event times, full description and to book your place: www.cardiff.ac.uk/careers   Application
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Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills, appealed to students with a genuine, friendly and insightful lecture

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emma Green, 3rd year Human Geography student, shares her experience of Owen Evans guest lecture … Despite his senior position Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills, appealed to students with a genuine, friendly and insightful lecture on Thursday 16th October.   Owen Evans joined the Welsh government in 2010 and was promoted to Director
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The best bits of the Autumn Careers Fair by Emma Green

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Winter may have arrived in Cardiff but the rain wasn’t enough to stop hundreds of Cardiff students heading to City Hall for the autumn careers fair on Tuesday! Emma Green, 3rd year Human Geography student, on yesterday’s Fair  … With over sixty exhibitors there was something for everyone, notable names included: Network Rail, DCC, Marks and Spencers,
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Not sure how to prepare for the Engineering, Science and Technology Career Fair?

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Careers Adviser Gaye Howells offers a brief insight into how to ‘tackle’ a Careers Fair. The Basics The Careers Engineering, Science and Technology Fair takes place in The Forum at Trevithick over 3 days during October and 1 day in February. It’s YOUR chance to start making contacts and networking, scan the job market for
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6 reasons why you should attend today’s Autumn Careers Fair

Posted on 14 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Q.  Where would you go to meet over 60 recruiters?  A. Cardiff University’s Autumn Careers Fair, today between 11am and 3pm at City Hall. Students from all years, all colleges and all degree disciplines – whether you have 10 minutes, an hour or a few hours to spare today, make sure you don’t miss this
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An insight into a Career in Communications

Posted on 13 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures.  Speaker Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications and host Professor Richard Sambrook, Head of School of Journalism, invite you to join them on Tuesday 4 November, 10 – 11am, Committee Rooms 1&2, Glamorgan Building.    What to expect Alex
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An Insight into a Career in International Relations

Posted on 9 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures.    Speaker John Hemmings, Doctoral Candidate – Department of International Relations London School of Economics, and host Professor Peter Sutch, invite you to join them on Thursday 23 October, 12.30 – 1.30pm, Council Chamber, Main Building. What to expect An exclusive event
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An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas

Posted on 8 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

This Autumn the Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures by Cardiff’s High Profile Alumni.    Speaker Peter Hughes invites you to join him for An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas on Tuesday 21 October from 5.45 – 7pm, in the Council Chamber, Main Building.
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An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas – Peter Hughes career in International Management, Strategy, Business Development and Advisory.

Posted on 8 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

This Autumn the Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures by Cardiff’s High Profile Alumni.    Speaker Peter Hughes invites you to join him for An insight into a Commercial Career in Oil and Gas on Tuesday 21 October from 5.45 – 7pm, in the Council Chamber, Main Building.
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An insight into a Career in Government from Director General of Education and Skills

Posted on 7 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Careers & Employability Team are excited to be involved in a series of exclusive guest lectures.    Join us for the first of 4 lectures this autumn starting with An insight into a Career in Government from Director General of Education & Skills. Speaker Owen Evans, Director General of Education and Skills and host Professor Karen Holford, Pro
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What’s On for Cardiff University Students – all Year Groups, all Colleges and all Degree Disciplines

Posted on 2 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Katrina Taylor, Marketing Manager for Careers & Employability highlights what’s on, where and when …   This autumn hundreds of student and graduate recruiters are visiting Cardiff University and their sole purpose is to meet students like you. What’s more there are staff from across Careers & Employability providing a wide range of specialist sessions to help support you
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