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Careers and placements

Events and workshops

Get access to graduate employers, placement year businesses and local businesses through our events.

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University events

Throughout the academic year we host on campus and online events designed to give you information and access to graduate employers, placement year businesses and local businesses hiring students for part time work.

Attending an event or workshop allows you to develop your knowledge and skills in new areas, giving you more confidence in employability topics.

Events are also a great way to meet new people. They can help you with career decisions and expand your opportunities.

The events we arrange include:

  • Part Time Job Fair
  • Graduate and Work Placement Fair
  • Global Opportunities Fair
  • Volunteering Fair
  • 'Spotlight on': Week long sector specific events which give you an opportunity to investigate careers in a particular sector
  • Career Information sessions
  • Employer talks


We also offer the following workshops:

Application writing

There are 3 key elements to any and all job applications. Once you've got an understanding of these it's much easier to write excellent job applications.

In these sessions you will be taken through how to tailor your application, how to understand what an employer is looking for and how to tell them that you're it. By the end of a session you'll have a strong understanding of how companies recruit and how to write your best applications.

Preparing for psychometrics

Learn what psychometric testing is, and why recruiters use it. Opportunities to learn about maximum ability testing and personality profiling, as well as new developments in the field. We also have resources for practice tests, with an option to book a Careers appointment to discuss your results.

Interview skills

In these sessions we will take you through the different types of interview (competency, strength, face to face, video, phone) and how to be an effective interviewee.

We will explore how you can best identify your skills and experience, and then how to demonstrate it to employers in a compelling way.

Writing your CV and covering letter

Sessions cover all aspects of CV development, including structuring a CV and making a CV original and interesting.

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