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

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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

Beyond the company website – get informed about Investment Banks!

Thanks to my colleague Lizzie Mortimer who picked up some really interesting information for those of you looking at getting into Investment Banking at a recent webinar she attended - Rebecca A  recent webinar from The Careers Group that I attended was chock-full of useful advice on getting into Investment Banking, and you can now … Continue reading Beyond the company website – get informed about Investment Banks!

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

Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this update on what's happening in the Scottish life sciences sector - Rebecca Leading cell manufacturer Roslin Cells was spun out from the company that cloned Dolly the sheep. Now the company offers two main services – Cell Therapy Contract Manufacturing and Development, and Research Induced Pluripotent Stem … Continue reading Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

UK management consultancy sector set for another year of growth

Thanks to my colleague Kayleigh McGarry for this blog post giving an update on the consulting sector following the publication of Top Consultant's annual management consultancy recruitment report; essential reading for any of you who are thinking about entering this competitive sector - Rebecca Top-Consultant.com have published their annual Management Consultancy Recruitment Channel Report 2016, … Continue reading UK management consultancy sector set for another year of growth

Hidden Disabilities and the Workplace  

Many thanks to my colleague Kay Barbour for this blog post on disability and the workplace, which contains some interesting facts and figures plus practical and useful advice on disclosing disabilities to employers - Rebecca The University’s Disability Service reports that 9.5% of the student body has indicated a disability - according to their UCAS … Continue reading Hidden Disabilities and the Workplace  

Scientific employers – what makes them attractive?

Thanks to my colleague Deborah Fowlis for this post which reports on a recent survey of employees of scientific employers - well worth a read if you're planning on entering this sector after graduation - Rebecca A global survey has just been done to find out which scientific organisations are most attractive to applicants.  The … Continue reading Scientific employers – what makes them attractive?

IT & Technology careers: not just for Informatics graduates!

Back in February we held our annual Careers in IT event which was attended by over 450 students; if you were one of them, we hope you found it useful. Naturally, we used the Informatics Forum at George Square: it is a great space and is handy for the School of Informatics students wishing to attend.  … Continue reading IT & Technology careers: not just for Informatics graduates!

5 Tips for Future Foresters

5 Tips for Future Foresters Shireen Chambers FICFor is Executive and Technical Director at the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), in addition to being a Chartered Forester and a Fellow of the Institute. She studied forestry and soil science at Bangor University before embarking on a career overseas, working with the Government of the Bahamas … Continue reading 5 Tips for Future Foresters