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)

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

Lesser known Civil Service opportunities for graduates

I recently attended a very informative Careers Service briefing at HM Treasury. I'll hope to share other findings from this in a later post, but for now the focus is on a really interesting element of their presentation: lesser known Civil Service opportunities for graduates. Linsey Chrisman, Graduate Outreach Manager at HMT, highlighted that there’s … Continue reading Lesser known Civil Service opportunities for graduates

Are competitions worth the effort?

This blog post comes via my colleague Sharon Cant and features some insights from one of our graduates on how competitions can give you an insight into an employer or sector and help you to develop an understanding of the range of opportunities in the labour market - Rebecca Many employers and industries run competitions … Continue reading Are competitions worth the effort?

More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

Thanks to my colleague Jo Fairweather for this quick update following the recent release of the UK graduate destinations data for 2014/15 graduates. It gives a great insight into trends in the graduate recruitment market - Rebecca Graduate destinations just released for 2014/15 show that more leavers are working in professional services. Nearly two thirds … Continue reading More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

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

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