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Tuesday 17th May 2011

The Cranfield Forensic Institute in Oxfordshire offers a Forensic MSc Programme for graduates and professionals wishing to pursue a career in this exciting field.

This unique programme enables you to graduate with one of five tailored MSc courses:

  • Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Forensic Ballistics
  • Forensic Engineering and Science
  • Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation
  • Forensic Investigation

You will have the opportunity to meet the course team and current students and discover the benefits of studying at a university closely aligned with industry and tour the state-of-the-art facilities.

You will also get the opportunity to take part in exciting taster sessions including crime scenes, fakes and forgeries, explosives, ballistics and anthropology.

Pre-registration is essential.

To book your place, visit:
T: +44 (0)1234 758008

Think about your career and consider your options

This new University of Leciester event will take place on:

Tuesday 17th May 2011
11am – 3pm

Students Union University of Leicester,
University Road, Leciester
Unfortunately no parking on campus

> Free to attend

> Open to all students from all year groups

> Excellent opportunity for you to research career paths and opportunities

> Variety of employers, recruitment agencies, volunteering and professional bodies

Details on website

Book Now!

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) are hosting a careers event for local start-up companies to network with undergraduates and graduates from local universities, for internships and full time positions.

The event will take place on Wednesday 4th May 2011 from 4.30 – 7.30pm in the Hicks and Meade rooms, Cambridge University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge.

You can find more information and register for free tickets at:

Now that so many of us have an online presence through social networking sites etc., there are unfortunately increasing opportunities for fraudulent individuals or companies to obtain information they may use to target the unwary.

An OU student was recently contacted on email by someone claiming to represent a company that had found her CV on an online careers site.  The email offered her a post with the company at a good salary and asked for no extra skills or experience.  She was asked to send her updated contact information and a number where she could be reached to discuss the job offer further.  The email was signed and a company name given, but no company contact details or company website URL provided.

The student believes this to be a scam and asked us to alert others to the possibility of this type of contact.   The two key aspects to protecting yourself from potential scams are:

  1. Be very careful about what information you release about yourself online i.e. your digital footprint - see our advice on how to avoid the pitfalls and capitalise on the benefits of this.
  2. Always investigate potential employers carefully – see our advice on how to do this and the warning signs to look out for.

OU Careers Advisory Service

For blind and visually impaired A-level students, undergraduates and graduates

Wednesday 4th May 2011
10am to 1.30pm
Blind in Business, 4th Floor, 1 London Wall Buildings,
London, EC2M 5PG

Nearest tube stations are Moorgate and Liverpool Street

> You will have the opportunity to learn more about what law firms offer, the routes into law and meet some blind and visually impaired lawyers.

> You can also learn more about Blind in Business and how they can support you throughout education and finding work.

> Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing:

or Tel: 0207 588 1885

From Monday 4th to Thursday 28th April 2011, the Careers Advisory Service is holding a Teaching forum online for OU students.  Teaching is one of the most popular careers that OU students enquire about, so this is an opportunity to find out more about how you can enter the profession.

The forum will be moderated by a number of careers advisers who will answer your questions and they will also post information about getting into teaching in your nation.

You can post a question, add a helpful comment to support other students or just come in and browse.  To access the forum go to the Forums page on this website using your OU computer username and password and follow the link.

After four weeks the forum will become read-only for a further 12 months.

Do take this opportunity to get your questions answered or share with other students your experiences of teaching as a career.