How To Cope With Prolonged Remote Working

Written by Emily Attwood For millions in the UK, the protracted work-from-home period has been extremely difficult. That it feels so bad to work in isolation isn’t surprising; it’s unnatural. Katherine Diggory echoes the sentiments of a number of academics as she explains the psychological significance of tangible human contact and face to face interaction.... Continue Reading →

Health Sector Insights: A Student’s Journey from Occupational Therapy to Physiotherapy

Written by Gillian Chan (BSc Occupational Therapy, Coventry University). Edited by Emily Attwood. ‘Woah – so you’ve just qualified as an occupational therapist but now you’re studying to become a physiotherapist?’  ‘Why would you do that?’  ‘What’s the difference?’  ‘Don’t you want to be an OT anymore?’ ‘How do I know which profession to choose?’ Since... Continue Reading →

Considering your Options: Employability Support for International Students

Written by Morgan Gore (Graduate Recruitment Consultant, Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing). Overview  The UK has proven itself to be a popular university destination for international students. As it stands, 485,000 international students are currently studying in the UK, with the UK Government pledging to increase these numbers to 600,000 by 2030.  The UUKI (2019) conducted a study into the... Continue Reading →

Top tips for coursework-based degrees

Words by Kelly Bryan @kellybryanphotographyIllustrations by Lucy Bedford @lucybedforddesigns Amongst trying to survive as an independent adult, save money and attend masses of social events, university also expects you to study hard. It can be difficult to juggle all these new responsibilities, especially when your degree demands constant effort through coursework submissions. Luckily, this article... Continue Reading →

How to Survive Online Interviews

By Daniel Gray (Graduate Lead, Faculty of Business and Law); Edited by Emily Attwood (Graduate Jobs Coach, Faculty of Arts and Humanities & CUC) Finding work and opportunities in a global pandemic isn’t easy. Coronavirus and the resulting lockdown added a new dimension to career development, which very few people predicted or were prepared for... Continue Reading →

My graduate scheme at JCB

By Harvey Dolbear, Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Coventry University As soon as I started my final year of university I noticed that lots of large engineering companies were already starting to advertise their graduate schemes. Being eager to work for a large firm, I started to use the Talent Team workshops and one-to-one sessions to improve... Continue Reading →

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