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How to succeed in uncertain times

Unsure how to plan your future in these changing times? There may be uncertainty but change also brings opportunities. Learn to recognise them and come out on top with these practical tips and resources based on the latest career theories. 1. Go with the flow The ‘Chaos theory of careers’ says changes, both small and […]

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Supercharge your CV with volunteering experience

Do you have the skills you need to succeed? Upskilling your portfolio with volunteering could be just what you’re looking for. Volunteering is a great way to gain additional skills that graduate employers want, give your confidence a boost, and have fun whilst making a difference. Volunteering can also help you network and build up […]

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Calling all freshers and re-freshers

Welcome to our new and existing students. We know starting or returning to study can be daunting. Here we’ll point you to a few resources and events to help you get settled in. Get career confident 46% of OU students tell us they’re studying for career purposes. If you’re one of them, it’s never too […]

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The Burning Careers Questions of the Summer

If the long hot (and rainy) summer passed you by without a thought of your next career step, don’t worry. Other students might have already asked the questions you didn’t get round to in our Summer Careers Surgery. Here are the five top careers concerns and questions from summer 2019, with resources to help you […]

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Supercharge your CV with volunteering experience

Think paid work is the only way to put skills and experience on your CV? Think again…   Volunteering is a great way to develop the skills graduate employers want, give your confidence a boost and have fun whilst making a difference. Volunteering can also kick-start your networking and build up contacts in your sector […]

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Supercharge your CV with volunteering experience

Think paid work is the only way to put skills and experience on your CV? Think again…

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Discover welcoming workplaces this April – OU Online TalentConnect

OU Online TalentConnect: Welcoming Workplaces will connect you with employers who want to build teams that reflect the unique strengths and different perspectives of every OU student and graduate. We’re bringing together top employers, including CapGemini, British Red Cross and Auticon who appreciate how diverse, unique and talented OU students are. Everyone’s different, and employers […]

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Calling all freshers and re-freshers

Starting or returning to study can be daunting. Here we’ll point you to a few resources and events to help you get settled in. Get career confident 46% of OU students tell us they’re studying for career purposes. If you’re one of them, it’s never too early to start thinking about a plan of action. […]

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OU Online TalentConnect: working and volunteering in the charity sector

After the success of our first careers fair in November, OU Online TalentConnect is back. Join us on 29-31 January for OU Online TalentConnect: working and volunteering in the charity sector. The Prince’s Trust, CharityJob, NSPCC, Citizen’s Advice, Mencap, GlamSci have already signed up to take part and there are more to come. Accept your […]

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