Tips from a 4th year for all our new students

Kate, our summer intern who is starting her fourth year now, sends good wishes to all our new students. Hello new students! As I finish up my summer internship with the Careers Service and head into my fourth year and final year, I’m thinking about what it was like when I started Uni and what … Continue reading Tips from a 4th year for all our new students

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A warm welcome to our new Postgraduate Students

Kirsten from the Careers Service has a message for you..... We’re looking forward to the new academic year and welcoming all new students. As a new Postgraduate Taught student your relatively short and intensive course means you may not find much time to think about your career options for once you are finished. Because of … Continue reading A warm welcome to our new Postgraduate Students

How to become a lawyer in England and Wales: changes to legal training

Our Careers Consultant Kay Barbour flags up some forthcoming changes relevant to those of you intending to practise law in England or Wales. If you are considering a legal career South of the border you may start hearing talk of changes due to come in 2020. After long running consultations, in April 2017 the Solicitors … Continue reading How to become a lawyer in England and Wales: changes to legal training

Tips to end your internship on a positive note

Securing an internship is an achievement in itself, but as the saying goes, “Sometimes we're all so quick to count down the days that we forget to make the days count" (Unknown). Follow our handy tips to keep your motivation on track and end your internship on a positive note: Take time to reflect. You … Continue reading Tips to end your internship on a positive note

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

Top tips for starting a new role

If you’ve secured a role over the summer vacation, congratulations! Whether it’s a summer job or an internship, your first day in the role is a bit like your first day at university – although you have done your research you’re still not sure what to expect.  Don’t panic! Have a read of our top … Continue reading Top tips for starting a new role