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Tips for mature students on returning to education

Don’t be put off by titles – the following tips may just change your perceptions of what being a mature student really means.   Do you feel like you’re stuck in a career rut and want to get some new professional qualifications to improve your prospects? Or perhaps you want to take your education to [Read more…]

Careers in the creative industry

The opportunities available in the creative industry are vast and varied.   Last year the government said that the “creative economy is growing three times faster than any other sector.” Creative sectors such as design, advertising, film, gaming and fashion are reportedly growing faster than the rest of the UK economy, employing passionate creative talent [Read more…]

Could you change your career?

The short answer is yes, but you’ll probably need a bit more information to assist in making such a big decision. There are many reasons why you may be considering a career change. If one of the following applies to you, read on for our advice on deciding on your next career move, and find [Read more…]

How to explain gaps in your CV

You could have a gap in your CV for many good reasons, and your future employer will always want to know about them. Here’s how to explain the most common reasons for any breaks in your employment history in a positive way.   The careers website Prospects.ac.uk recommends doing this in your cover letter so [Read more…]

How to get on with your work colleagues

In our recent alumni survey, we asked you what career advice you would like to see from your alumni association. One popular request was for advice on getting on with your work colleagues. It seems that many of us sometimes have difficulty getting on with everyone at work, all of the time. That’s completely normal, [Read more…]