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Disability and the recruitment process – Q&A with Anne Segalini, Lead Advisor in Occupational Therapy at The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

Our Disabled Veterans Scholarship team interviewed industry professional Anne Segalini on how to approach potential employers about a disability and exploring reasonable adjustments in the workplace. “Name: Anne Segalini Profession: Professional Lead Advisor in Occupational Therapy at The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. Volunteer Occupational Therapist for the charity Mission Motorsport. Q1. Some students worry that […]

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Explore your path into teaching

You can have a massive impact on that person’s life. It really is the best job in the world.         – Raz Rahman, Programme Manager, SCITTELS (School Centred Initial Teacher Training in East London Schools) Decided teaching is for you, or thinking about it? If so, explore the pathways and start your […]

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Thinking about a career change? Your journey starts here

Whether it’s a conscious decision or caused by unexpected circumstances, making a career change can feel daunting. So where do you start? Step 1: Self-reflection Take time to discover your skills and qualities and match them to potential careers. This is the first step to achieving your goals. Discovering your career interests means finding out […]

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3 OU students who became their own boss and how you can too

Want to be your own boss? Self-employment offers a more flexible way of working, tailored to your unique set of skills, needs and priorities. To start you off, see our Becoming an entrepreneur page and our Innovation and Enterprise (28 April – 05 May) event. This list of grants and awards for new businesses could […]

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How to impress employers in applications

As a current or recent OU student, you have strengths and skills from life and study that employers want. But they also love people who show an interest in their business. Employers are people too. Here’s how to show you care. 1. Talk with employers at live events Employers tell us they love candidates who’ve […]

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Spring clean your CV

Spring is in the air and we can see the glimpse of more positive times ahead, so what better time to dust off your CV and review your skills, make that fresh start or take the next step in your career? We’ve got everything you need. Take your CV to the cleaners Get your CV […]

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Josh, Valeria, and Marianne: 3 ways to intern your own way

Paid internships are a great way to boost your skills and experience or get a taste for a new sector or role – but how do you fit it around your busy life and study commitments? We helped three OU students -Josh, Valeria, and Marianne- do internships in ways that suited them. Josh’s two-week internship […]

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Sick of staring at a screen? Take your career planning offline

Are you studying, working, socializing and relaxing by staring at a screen? You may have digital fatigue. If you want to plan your next career move without clocking up any more screen time, here are 3 top tips for going offline… 1. Get a printed copy of Your Career Planning Guide Your Career Planning Guide […]

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Navigate your future with Labour Market Intelligence (LMI)

It’s not surprising that many of us feel unsure and uncertain about the job market and the future of our careers when the pandemic has affected so many aspects of our working lives. The labour market is ever-changing terrain. Understanding how and why things are changing will help you navigate it, find current and future […]

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Happy New You – where will 2021 take your career?

The new year is a great time to make a fresh start. Whilst you’re kicking bad habits, on a healthier diet and exercising again, why not give your career plans a workout? We’re all hoping this will be a better year, but you can make your own good fortune with the right mindset. A ‘Planned […]

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