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…

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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

Turning science into profit at Weetabix

We are delighted to feature a guest blog post from Daniel Hefft, Process Development Engineer at Weetabix. We met Daniel at an Institute for Food Science and Technology (IFST) event recently and were blown away by his enthusiasm for the sector...and excited by the growth in opportunities for students and graduates of multiple disciplines. Who knew there … Continue reading Turning science into profit at Weetabix

It’s not all about the bench

This guest post comes from Wilma Anderson, Business Development Manager at Tissue Solutions, an SME based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow. We asked Wilma to share her journey from  an NHS pathology lab to speaker at scientific conferences. We are delighted that Wilma is coming on campus on Thursday 16th March for our … Continue reading It’s not all about the bench

Working in pharma without a science degree

So you might have thought that the majority of student placements in the pharmaceutical industry were in R&D and only open to scientists. But according to an Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) report published last year, there has been a 78 per cent increase since 2013 in undergraduate placements for roles that have … Continue reading Working in pharma without a science degree

 “Don’t give up!” How I got in to a career in conservation.

Sarah Jessop, UK Operations manager at Frontier / The Society for Environmental Exploration, gives us an insight into how a background in Zoology and Animal Behaviour led to a career behind-the-scenes in conservation. How did you get into a career in conservation? I first became interested in conservation during my 3 months volunteering at a … Continue reading  “Don’t give up!” How I got in to a career in conservation.

Looking to start an IT career in 2017? The best IT career advice

Gavin McLachlan, The University of Edinburgh’s Chief Information Officer, recently shared with us his insights on starting out in IT. “Both from my personal experience and my work in many different sectors I feel that a career in IT is not only one of the most exciting & rewarding areas to consider, but also one … Continue reading Looking to start an IT career in 2017? The best IT career advice

Policy work – make the most of your time at Edinburgh

Thanks to Careers Information Adviser June Maguire for this focus on an area we're often asked about. Policy work is a popular career area, open to graduates from a range of disciplines. Entry is competitive, so it’s important to gain as much relevant work experience as possible while you’re studying here. The good news is, … Continue reading Policy work – make the most of your time at Edinburgh

Have you thought about a career in food & drink?

Thanks to Kirsty from the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) for this guest blog post about the diverse opportunities available in the food and drink industry. My name is Kirsty and I am the Communications Executive for the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF). SFDF is a trade association representing the interests of food and drink … Continue reading Have you thought about a career in food & drink?

Scotch Whisky – recruiting and training for the future

Many thanks to Rosemary Gallagher,  Head of Communications, Scotch Whisky Association for this guest post- great insights into the sector ( e.g. 81% of companies take on graduates with particular shortages in engineering and management) Scotch Whisky is a product we’re rightly proud of. It’s made in Scotland from three raw materials of water, yeast and … Continue reading Scotch Whisky – recruiting and training for the future