Category Archives: General interest

for all PPLS students

Your career – how lucky can you be?!

I was prompted to think again about the role of luck in people’s career by a recent article in the Guardian, – The secret of success? Believe in luck’. I often hear people talking about the role luck has played … Continue reading

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Need some career inspiration….?

….use our range of online resourced to get inspired! Want a quick kickstart to evaluate where you’re at with your career-thinking? Try Career Explorer! – 10 simple quiz questions to get you started Looking for a bit more detail, using … Continue reading

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Getting work experience – being speculative – a student perspective

As a careers consultant, students often ask me about how to find internships, work experience, summer work, relevant experience……etc. Into the ensuing discussion I often float the idea of being pro-active about finding the experience you need, and approaching people speculatively via the most … Continue reading

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PPLS students – Get Creative with the CCCF (Creative and Cultural Careers Festival) this week……….

CCCF is nearly upon us – make sure you don’t miss it! You’re a creative lot in PPLS –  you end up in journalism, publishing, marketing, film, digital and film media careers – and more….and just to prove it – Charlotte … Continue reading

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Life Beyond your PPLS degree – if you missed it….

.. you missed a great informative event, and chance to network (ie talk!) with recent PPLS grads about their journey since graduation, and gain inspiration for your own. However, all is not lost, as all the speakers also wrote about … Continue reading

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Funding for short-term work in Europe via Erasmus

Keen to work in Europe over the vacation, or after your studies, but not sure how to fund it? Read on! Funding is available via the Erasmus scheme for students doing paid or unpaid traineeships (aka work! – your work … Continue reading

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Careering through Christmas 4

As with films, if something’s good, it’s worth repeating! So here’s a very similar message to one I’ve posted in previous years – (and Guardian Careers (also repeating its annual Christmas Q&A session on 16th Dec) has very similar messages in … Continue reading

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