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From chef to scientist: Amy’s OU intern story

After disappointing A level results, Amy spent years as a chef, but became disillusioned with catering because of the long hours and little pay. Amy decided to pursue a new career through OU study. After dabbling in the humanities, Amy found her passion in environmental science and set her goal to go into the environment […]

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Real hands-on work experience – Amy’s OU student intern diary

A paid internship or placement is a great way to gain valuable work experience in a new role or industry, but if you’re lucky it could be more than that too. Amy is an OU Environmental Sciences student with just one module to go before she graduates. For the past year, Amy has been on […]

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Amy’s OU student intern diary episode IV: A New Skill

Sometimes, getting into new roles can seem tough. You may feel like you need a certain skill for the job but can’t get it without actually doing the job. Don’t get stuck in limbo! Internships and placements are a great way to gain valuable work experience and develop new skills in areas and roles you […]

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Is studying physical sciences your final frontier or a gateway to a new career?

Would you grab the chance for further research? Perhaps you want to apply your OU science qualification in industry? As an OU science student you have life and work experience on top of your study. That can give you the edge with future employers. Find out what they are looking for in our careers forum […]

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Amy’s OU student intern video diary episode III: The Fen-tom Menace

Amy, our intrepid OU student, is back for another episode in her series about what it’s like to be on a placement with the Field Studies Council. In this episode she’s trekking the fens in Pembrokeshire on a bird-count – just one of the exciting tasks Amy gets to do. Internships and work placements offer […]

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Amy’s OU student intern video diary Episode Two: The Intern Strikes Back

Amy Peace is an OU student on a 12-month paid work placement with the Field Studies Council. In Episode One of her video diary, Amy told the story of how she came to the OU to change career and then landed this unique opportunity. In this episode she talks about the fascinating challenges and new […]

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How Amy started work as a scientist

It’s International Women and Girls in Science day on 11 February, so here’s a story about how we helped Amy, an Environmental Sciences student, get work experience. Amy was disillusioned after 15 years working as a chef, and so she embarked on OU study to change her life. Watch Amy tell her story in the […]

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Biology, Chemistry and Health Sciences Careers Forum: 29 October 2018

Calling all Open University students of Biology, Chemistry & Health Sciences- do you want to unlock your unique potential and become more career confident? Careers and Employability Services can help you! We are hosting a three day Careers forum which aims to support you with all aspects of your career planning and employability. Join the […]

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