Your top 5 careers post choices

As we’re coming to the end of the academic year and starting to look forward to the next one we thought you’d like a reminder of our Top 5 most-viewed posts since summer 2016. Top of the list is Edinburgh graduates making a difference with the Scottish Government – insights from our alumni on the … Continue reading Your top 5 careers post choices

Speech and language therapy, art therapy and other allied health professions…

Thanks to Janet for this, from her PPLS careers blog …these are career area explored by many psychology and language science students. An interesting presentation came my way this week, from Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University, which runs many of these courses – Diagnosing future careers in the Allied Health Professions . The presentation offers useful … Continue reading Speech and language therapy, art therapy and other allied health professions…

ScotGEM – A new Graduate Entry Medicine programme for Scotland

Carol Macdonald reports: Graduate entry medicine into medicine is not new. Degree programmes exclusively for graduates have run in England for a number of years...but not previously in Scotland. ScotGEM is an exciting new graduate entry medical programme being developed by the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, in partnership with University of the Highlands … Continue reading ScotGEM – A new Graduate Entry Medicine programme for Scotland

UK universities leading the way with employers in China and Hong Kong

Thanks to Kirsten Roche for sharing this - good news for our Chinese students.   A recent survey of 93 employers based in Hong Kong and China by GradConnection has found that graduates from UK Universities are highly in demand. 80% of the employers surveyed said that they specifically targeted students returning from UK Universities. … Continue reading UK universities leading the way with employers in China and Hong Kong

An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

Kate, our EmployEd on Campus intern, has been experimenting…. It can feel daunting thinking about work after Uni, especially if you don’t know what you want to do for a job. Heading into my fourth and final year, the question of what I want to do is starting to weigh heavily. I decided to do … Continue reading An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

Results not what you hoped for? read on (Part 2)

Practical advice from Janet F. There may be some practical things you need to do if your degree result isn’t what you hoped for: Contact relevant people: If you’re holding an offer dependent upon a classification you didn’t achieve – take action and contact the employer/course provider as soon as possible. Explain any extenuating circumstances … Continue reading Results not what you hoped for? read on (Part 2)

Results not what you hoped for? – read on (Part 1)

Thanks to Janet Forsyth, Careers Consultant, for this. Finals over and not sure you’re going to get the result you hoped for? It isn’t necessarily all doom and gloom. I’ve been in this job a long time, and seen generations of students who didn’t get what they’d hoped for. And yes, it can be a … Continue reading Results not what you hoped for? – read on (Part 1)

Your career – how lucky can you be?!

This post by our Careers Consultant Janet Forsyth shows you how to be lucky. I was prompted to think again about the role of luck in people’s career by a recent article in the Guardian, – The secret of success? Believe in luck’. I often hear people talking about the role luck has played in … Continue reading Your career – how lucky can you be?!

Don’t feel the only route to a career in accounting is via the Big 4

Roisin is a 2012 Business Studies graduate and currently works as an Upper Manager in Finance Strategy & Implementation at the Royal Bank of Scotland.  Since joining RBS on their graduate scheme she has held a variety of roles and credits getting valuable internship experience as pivotal in choosing her career.  Read her story here … Continue reading Don’t feel the only route to a career in accounting is via the Big 4

Working on BP’s graduate scheme in Process Engineering

Read Kathy's story for insight into making the most of graduate schemes, the value of work experience, and working in a challenging Oil and Gas environment. ‘Look for opportunities wherever you can...You can never lose out by applying and you’ll surprise yourself with what you end up doing!’ What was your degree? MEng Chemical Engineering … Continue reading Working on BP’s graduate scheme in Process Engineering