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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Is it okay to talk about withdrawal from University?

Posted on 13 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team share their thoughts on withdrawing from University … Starting at University is exciting but it also comes with some anxiety attached. It is quite common to feel overwhelmed in the first couple of weeks and wonder if you are in the right place, or if you are here at the
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Dress to Impress Employers

Posted on 10 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team shares her thoughts on dressing to impress …   If you are preparing to attend an employer selection day or an interview, your priority will be to do your research, anticipate possible questions and think about your best examples to demonstrate the skills and competencies required for
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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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Are you a non law student – are you or would you consider a career in law?

Posted on 8 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Many of the biggest law firms actively recruit graduates from other subjects and in some cases non law students make up nearly 50% of the trainee intake! Helen Mc Nally, Career Consultant for Careers & Employability & Cardiff Law School tells you more … If you are considering a career in law but not currently
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Prepare to Meet Student and Graduate Recruiters

Posted on 7 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team shares her thoughts on Preparing to meet Recruiters …   At Cardiff, the autumn term is bursting with opportunities to meet employers at careers fairs, campus events and employer presentations.  Rather than occasions just to sit back and listen, these events are fantastic opportunities for you to make
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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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The world of work is changing – prepare yourself!

Posted on 6 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

How things change…  Catherine Bushell, Cardiff University Enterprise, part of the Careers & Employability Team, shares her thoughts on how to best prepare yourself for the world of work.     The world of work is changing and for many people it is unlikely that they will stay in the same job or even the
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Is a Career in the Foreign Commonwealth Office right for you?

Posted on 5 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog by James Kariuki, Head of Politics Economics and Communications Group in the British Embassy in Washington. Find out more about career opportunities at  the Civil Service Fast Stream & Foreign & Commonwealth Roadshow – Friday 17 October 2014 at Cardiff University. Book your place Civil Service Fast Stream and Foreign & Commonwealth Office Roadshow. “There’s
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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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Enhancing Your Wellbeing as a Cardiff Student

Posted on 2 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo Pinder from the Student Wellbeing Team introduces the many ways they aim to help enhance your wellbeing as a Cardiff student … Earlier this year, the Student Wellbeing Team was appointed by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Division to offer a new strand of support for students across the University. 
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My Career in the Foreign Office

Posted on 1 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Nikesh Mehta, Counsellor (Foreign Policy and Security) at the British High Commission in Malaysia … Find out more about career opportunities at  the Civil Service Fast Stream & Foreign & Commonwealth Roadshow – Friday 17 October 2014 at Cardiff University. Book your place Civil Service Fast Stream and Foreign & Commonwealth Office Roadshow. What is a
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Dedicated contact for Care Leavers and Estranged students at Cardiff University

Posted on 1 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir Evans the Key Contact for Care Leavers and Estranged Students welcomes you …   I am the dedicated contact for Care Leavers and Estranged students at Cardiff University. I am based in the Advice & Money Team within the Student Support Centre. If you disclosed that you were a care leaver on your UCAS
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First Years – 10 Top Tips on making the most of your time at Uni

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team, shares her thoughts on making the most of your time at Cardiff University.   Congratulations! All that A level revision was worth it and you’ve made it to university. At the start of the autumn term, chances are that you are feeling a mixture of excitement and
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Are you or a friend feeling homesick, lonely, overwhelmed?

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

It’s understandable. Sarah Braes and Will Brown, from Cardiff’s Student Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team share their experience as a Cardiff Fresher and highlight the support available to you now and throughout your time at Cardiff University. Going to university is an exciting time, full of new challenges – making independent decisions, getting settled in to an
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Advice for joining Cardiff University

Posted on 21 August 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Karen Sheppard, Career Consultant for Careers & Employability offers her advice for joining University … After the elation of exam success and finding out you have your place at university, you may start to think about what will it be like? Careers probably won’t be top of your list, however… Most students who choose to
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My year in 1120 words: post by Cardiff Award Manager, Kathryn Foot

Posted on 31 July 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Well here we are again – the end of another year.  This job is no good for me – the years fly by and I keep getting older, much quicker than I’d like!  This year has been another brilliant year. 3 years in and I wonder how the next programme could be as good as
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Welcome to the Student Life CU Blog

Posted on 31 July 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Your Student Life Supported is our tagline and that’s exactly what we want to do This blog is designed to give you a running commentary of the work being undertaken across Student Support & Wellbeing and the services & support available to you. Our mission is to provide high quality, proactive, responsive and innovative services to
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