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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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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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Where will teaching take you? New UK and Ireland guides

With both life and study experience OU graduates have potential to make great teachers. It’s no surprise then that 18% of OU students go into jobs and training in Education (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17). We have five new guides that will take you through the process from first decision to applying for teacher […]

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Teaching as a career forum

Because we know that teaching is one of the most popular career choices for OU students, and as applications for Initial Teacher Training are now open across the UK for 2019, we have created an extended Teaching Forum from 12th November to 14th December to provide a space for you to ask questions to our Career Consultants […]

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A brand-new teaching careers package

Almost 18% of OU students who graduated/qualified in 2016/17 went into jobs and training in Education (of the 10,000 who responded to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey). As we know teaching is such a popular career choice for OU students we, at the Careers and Employability Services (CES), have developed a package bursting with […]

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