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 Renewable Energy in the UK and its Impact on Jobs

Renewable Energy in the UK and its Impact on Jobs

IN June 2017, the UK’s National Grid reported that energy generation from renewable energy sources in the whole of the UK amounted to just above 50% of all power generated in the country. Another 20% of power came...

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Graduate Prospects: Does it matter where I study?

Graduate Prospects: Does it matter where I study?

WHEN drawing up a shortlist of universities they would like to attend, this generation of students follows an intricate process of cross-referencing the institution’s ranking, the employability rate, student satisfaction...

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Virtual Reality Careers - the key to the door

Virtual Reality Careers - the key to the door

CAREERS in virtual reality development: what are your options? Designing the games emerging in the tech world would be a pretty cool job, right? Could it be feasible? How would you go about accessing this industry? This...

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Guide to Becoming a Social Worker in the UK

Guide to Becoming a Social Worker in the UK

FAMILY social workers are one of the jobs on the Home Office’s shortage occupation list, which lists the professions that are the highest in demand in the UK. Employers for the occupations on this...

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Bristol Climbs to a Podium Finish in Graduate Market Survey: What Are They Doing Right?

Bristol Climbs to a Podium Finish in Graduate Market Survey: What Are They Doing Right?

WITH such a competitive job market, graduates from some of the best universities in the world can still fall short in the eyes of employers – but this is not a problem that alumni of the University of Bristol (UoB)...

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6 Ways to Improve Your CV Before You Get to University

6 Ways to Improve Your CV Before You Get to University

AS COMPETITION for spots at university and jobs in the workplace increases, good grades are just not enough anymore. Like employers, university admissions officers like to see a candidate with experience on their CV. While...

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A Quick Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in Australia

A Quick Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in Australia

THERE have been some major changes to the Australian visa process, meaning staying as a postgraduate could be harder. However it isn’t all doom and gloom. We have put together a short guide explaining some of the options...

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Interning Abroad: How Time Flies

Interning Abroad: How Time Flies

HOW time flies, and Student World Online said goodbye to both of our interns after three weeks. Whilst we were sorry to see them go, we're glad to see they had such good times with us. Before she left, Madeleine wrote...

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Work Experience in England: Definitely YES!

Work Experience in England: Definitely YES!

THREE weeks has gone by very quickly, and we have said goodbye to our lovely interns. We asked Lisa-Marie to tell us how she found the experience. She might not have known exactly what she was getting herself in for as a...

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WATCH THIS: Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Speech

WATCH THIS: Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Speech

THERE comes a time when the only thing you have left to do at university is… graduate. And here’s a secret for you: graduating is awkward. I’m not talking about becoming a graduate and entering the...

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Interning in Another Country: First Thoughts

Interning in Another Country: First Thoughts

THE Student World Online office has had some visitors! Madeleine Beyer, 19, from Germany, is an office management apprentice. She took the opportunity to come to England as part of her studies, to intern for us and help...

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Work Experience in England: Yes or No?

Work Experience in England: Yes or No?

FOR the past three weeks, the Student World Online office has been the host to two interns from Europe. Lisa-Marie Jauch is an Office Management Assistant from Germany, and when she was offered the opportunity to intern,...

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What Can You Do With a Biomedical Science Degree?

What Can You Do With a Biomedical Science Degree?

BIOMEDICAL Sciences is a very flexible degree, which leads to many career options. This is due to the broad spectrum of knowledge and sciences studied in the course of the three years, ranging from Human Anatomy and Physiology,...

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The Fate of Law Degrees Post-Brexit

The Fate of Law Degrees Post-Brexit

A LITTLE over seven months after an EU referendum result that appears to be actively tearing an entire continent apart, it is still rather unclear which direction the UK will go with... well, just about anything. Apart...

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Bursting the Fake Degree Bubble: Why To Avoid Novelty Certificates

Bursting the Fake Degree Bubble: Why To Avoid Novelty Certificates

NOWADAYS, there’s a lot of pressure on people (especially young people) to be the best. The news constantly displays evidence of socio-economical and political volatility, and social media supplies us with a never-ending...

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Unpaid Internships: Are They Worth It?

Unpaid Internships: Are They Worth It?

I'M not sure at what point everyone got together and decided they were alright with working for free, but unpaid internships have become more and more an accepted part of life. However, before you accept that this is...

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Becoming a Dentist: 3 Things you Should Know About Dentistry Degrees in the UK and USA

Becoming a Dentist: 3 Things you Should Know About Dentistry Degrees in the UK and USA

LET'S face it... most of us were scared of visits to the dentist when we were children, but this doesn't seem to have affected our choices later on in life. Studies show that an increasing number of international...

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WATCH THIS: The Internet of Moving Things

WATCH THIS: The Internet of Moving Things

APPLICATIONS for the EU Women Innovators Award 2017 began on 13th September. Currently, women make up only 30% of all entrepreneurs in Europe, and this award aims to highlight the achievements of female entrepreneurs....

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Student Life Hacks: How to Kick-Start Your Career Between Classes

Student Life Hacks: How to Kick-Start Your Career Between Classes

LIKE many students, for me university was about learning exciting new things, doing my assignments and getting good grades at the end of it. It took a lot of hard work and dedication (as well as some very late nights, coffee...

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7 Fun (But Useful) Part Time Jobs for Students

7 Fun (But Useful) Part Time Jobs for Students

IF there’s anything I’ve learned in the past year is the importance of doing what you love. This is the sort of thing that everyone says, but how many people actually listen to their own advice? I’ve witnessed...

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8 Other Jobs You Can Do With an Economics Degree

8 Other Jobs You Can Do With an Economics Degree

ALL too often, students get it into their heads that they have to do something that directly relates to their degree, or the whole studying process has been a waste of time. That’s not true, and students shouldn’t...

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6 Ways to Network at Festivals - and Further Your Career

6 Ways to Network at Festivals - and Further Your Career

AS we head towards summer, calendars start to get fuller as festival season arrives. The vast amount of festivals on offer encompasses a range of creative industries, including music, film, theatre and writing. Whether it’s...

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Don't Want to be a Lawyer? Other Jobs You Can Do With a Law Degree

Don't Want to be a Lawyer? Other Jobs You Can Do With a Law Degree

ARE you half-way through your law degree, but not looking forward to a career in law? Do you dread that moment at family reunions when someone is bound to come up to you and ask rhetorically “So...you’re going...

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How Employable are Creative Degrees?

How Employable are Creative Degrees?

WHEN choosing a degree course, some people will decide with their heart and but many others feel they have to consider which course will lead to employment and a suitable career. In this battle, there are certain subjects,...

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Why Should I Intern Abroad?

Why Should I Intern Abroad?

TODAY'S competitive job market makes it even harder to make yourself stand out from thousands of applicants with similar qualifications. Catching an employer’s eye is all about having something unique and yet relevant...

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5 Part Time Jobs for Creative Arts Students

5 Part Time Jobs for Creative Arts Students

WHEN you are working on a creative project during your degree course, it can be one of the most exciting and inspiring times in your life. You want to spend your time coming up with new ideas, thinking about your concept...

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The Happiest Graduate Jobs in the US

The Happiest Graduate Jobs in the US

AMERICA is a global giant. Whether you studied there and want to stay after graduation, or fancy trying to make a new life in America, a graduate job in the USA can be a great way of starting you career. There are many options...

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The Happiest Graduate Jobs in the UK?

The Happiest Graduate Jobs in the UK?

AS you are finishing your final year of university, the dissertation, research and final exams that lie before you may take most of your energies. But it is also important to look beyond graduation and start thinking about...

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How to Survive a New York Internship

How to Survive a New York Internship

SPENDING a summer in New York can undoubtedly be the experience of a lifetime, a one in a million opportunity - all the clichés aptly apply. The experience can be an eye-opening one and you will learn as much about...

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Life After University: Stuck in a Bad Job

Life After University: Stuck in a Bad Job

SO what if, after all that effort, all that switching direction, and all that self-esteem crushing rejection, you finally get a job offer? You optimistically accept, show up full of ideas, keen to work hard and eager to...

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Life After University: Searching for a Job

Life After University: Searching for a Job

HAVE you ever put your best effort into doing something, then done it a hundred more times? With each iteration you learn and improve your technique, honing your craft, convinced that you’re finally progressing to...

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A Guide to the UK Shortage Occupations List

A Guide to the UK Shortage Occupations List

GETTING your hands on a UK work visa can be a long and arduous process, but if you so happen to be trained in a field where British trained professionals are in short supply, you could be in luck. Your skills are in high...

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Want to Work in Academia? Read This First!

Want to Work in Academia? Read This First!

GRADUATES are often drawn to the idea of postgraduate study. We asked Maggie Bonsey, MA Irish Studies student at NUI Galway, to tell us about the options available to aspiring academics today. When you start a degree-seeking...

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Health Careers That DON'T Require a Medical Degree

Health Careers That DON'T Require a Medical Degree

WE all know that healthcare is a vastly important industry. Doctors and nurses are always in demand, and emergency rooms, particularly in countries like the UK, are overflowing. In one sense, this is great news for students...

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Thomson Reuters Internship Launched My Business Career

Thomson Reuters Internship Launched My Business Career

BUSINESS and finance graduates looking for paid experience with an international corporation might want to take a look at an internship with Thomson Reuters.  The New York-based multinational is a world-leading source...

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VIDEO: How to Get a Part-Time Job While Studying in the UK

VIDEO: How to Get a Part-Time Job While Studying in the UK

PAKISTANI student Usman Fiaz has got a part-time job in a pharmacy while doing his master's in public health at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Watch his guide on how to get part-time work...

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Working for the Big Three: Careers in Management Consulting

Working for the Big Three: Careers in Management Consulting

THE Big Three are the world's most prestigious management consulting firms. In the industry, they are also known as MBB, an acronym of the companies they comprise - McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting...

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5 Careers in Conflict Zones

5 Careers in Conflict Zones

WORKING in a conflict zone demands passion, determination and the ability to work alongside people with diverse cultures, religions and world views. Whether you’re distributing food in refugee camps, fixing a computer...

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Don't Want to be a Doc? 15 Other Jobs You Can Do with a Medicine Degree

Don't Want to be a Doc? 15 Other Jobs You Can Do with a Medicine Degree

DID your parents make you study medicine even though you can't stand the sight of blood? Are you half-way through your medical degree and wondering why you ever dreamed of being a doctor? Or maybe you've graduated...

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Britain Needs YOU! The Top 10 Sectors With Graduate Job Vacancies

Britain Needs YOU! The Top 10 Sectors With Graduate Job Vacancies

EVEN after a recession many UK firms are struggling to fill graduate job vacancies in some fields, according to a new survey. A poll by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) found that almost nine out of 10 of its...

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A Quick Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in the UK

A Quick Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in the UK

THE UK remains one of the world's strongest economies and provides some of the best employment opportunties for graduates across the globe. Last year, 87% of all university graduates in the UK found employment within...

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Know the Difference Between Work Experience, Internships and Volunteering

Know the Difference Between Work Experience, Internships and Volunteering

STUDENTS the world over need professional experience to secure their first step on the career ladder. But since the economic crisis, a lot of companies and organisations have started using the terms internship, work...

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How to Get into the Oil and Gas Industry

How to Get into the Oil and Gas Industry

OIL and gas graduates are among the highest paid in the world in their first jobs - if not the highest. Petroleum engineering graduates in the United States have a starting salary close to six figures, while an oil...

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BINGO! Landing a Job at a Big International NGO

BINGO! Landing a Job at a Big International NGO

ONCE considered the poor-relation of the corporate sector, big international non-governmental organisations (BINGOs) are increasingly attractive career options for ambitious graduates who want to make a difference. Martin...

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"Be adventurous!" Journalism Job Advice from the Boss of Metro Newspapers

"Be adventurous!" Journalism Job Advice from the Boss of Metro Newspapers

EDITORIAL budgets are shrinking, advertising is on the slide and newspapers are disappearing, so is journalism still an attractive career? Maggie Samways, Global Editor-in-Chief of Metro Newspapers, should know. In just...

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A Quick Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in the USA

A Quick Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in the USA

A RECORD high of almost 820,000 international students were studying in the US in the 2012/13 academic year - 40% more than a decade ago. Those who stay in the US after graduation find themselves in a competitive job market...

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5 Ways a Student Can Master Their Personal Brand Online

5 Ways a Student Can Master Their Personal Brand Online

  GRADUATES ready to make the leap into employment face tough competition, and it’s imperative to make an outstanding case for yourself with every job application that you turn in. One of the first things...

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Top 10 Careers in International Relations

Top 10 Careers in International Relations

THERE are numerous career paths available for graduates of international relations, international development and global diplomacy & politics. Generally, areas of employment fall into three sectors: Public (government),...

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