A Career in Communications – is it the job for you?

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Last Tuesday, 4th November, Cardiff University had the pleasure of  hosting Alex Aiken’s talk on a Career in Communications. Here, Virginia tells us more … Alex Aiken is the Executive Director of Government Communications, based in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office. He went to theLondon School of Economics (LSE) where he studied economics and discovered his
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“On your head son!” Male Engagement Football Tournament

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will Brown, Psychology Student and Intern at Counselling, Health & Wellbeing tells us more about the projects he’s involved in to help remove the stigma associated with male mental health … It is safe to say that I have now well and truly settled into my Psychology Placement. The first few weeks of my placement with the
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What will life be like after graduation?

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Lowri Ribbons from UK trendence, offering an insight into their research and what students are expecting after graduation …   Be it now or in the not-too-distant future, the question of what life will be like after graduation will cross every student’s mind at some point; “Where will I be? What will
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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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It’s Stress Awareness Day – we explain more and give you tips to manage your stress

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Many of us suffer with stress throughout our daily lives, sometimes every day … Will & Sarah’s blog marks National Stress Awareness Day …  Fresher’s week has well and truly passed, lectures are in full flow and coursework deadlines are piling up. Your bank account is now your worst enemy and the Christmas Holidays are on
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5 Steps to Successful House Hunting

Posted on 4 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team are holding a House Hunting Talk at CJ’s Talybont Wednesday 12 November at 5pm, here’s a quick insight into what they’ll cover and the steps you should take when it comes to housing  … Hopefully, you are now settling in and enjoying life in Halls of Residence. You will barely have
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Help with NHS clinical placement travel costs has changed!

Posted on 3 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team explain how the NHS Clinical Placement Travel Costs have changed and what that means to you … We can’t believe it either, but the NHS has changed the way that help with placement travel costs is worked out for new NHS funded students. The Advice & Money Team has been
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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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5 Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

With the current cost of living on the increase, it has never been so important to be mindful of ways to try to eat well on a budget. It is possible to do this with careful planning. Below are some useful ideas and tips to help guide you through the process.   Key principles of
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From Zoology to Finance at Dyson – where will your career take you?

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog from Matthew Wilcox, Cardiff  Zoology Alumni and Finance Graduate at Dyson … ACCA student Matthew Wilcox comes from a family of accountants. Growing up, he was determined to take a different career path, opting to study Zoology rather than Finance at university. He soon discovered that his favourite part of his degree was numerical
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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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We can help you realise your potential

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Taren Youngs shares her experience as a graduate and the value of Enterprise. SO, what’s it all about … This time of year I find myself talking to a lot of students. This isn’t unusual; I talk a lot to pretty much everybody all the time. But, it’s a bit different in October and November because
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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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Celebrating National Care Leavers Week, 23rd – 31st October

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir from the Advice & Money Team updates you on National Career Leavers Week and how Cardiff University is joining in the week’s activities …   Between the 23rd – 31st October 2014, charities and different organisations around the UK will be celebrating National Care Leavers Week. This week is about highlighting the needs of care leavers
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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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Maths Students + Careers Fairs = Jobs and Opportunities

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

With our Careers Fairs under way we are keen to help students make the most of the valuable opportunity they offer them to meet student and graduate recruiters. For Maths students in particular, there may not be a careers fair with maths in the title, but there’s definitely good reason for you to attend Fairs
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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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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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