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Tools to build your career sandcastle this summer

Thinking about your future this summer? Now the sun has got its hat on, our Careers Consultants are hosting our Summer Careers Surgery to help you build a future of your own design. Join us anytime 3 July to 2 August. Finding your spot in the sun Finding a sector that’s right for you can […]

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You worked for your qualification, now we’ll help it work for you

Since graduating, the OU Careers and Employability Services helped me to achieve fantastic rewards twice in quick succession. Stuart, OU Graduate Have you completed your OU qualification? Are you looking for advice or support with putting your studies into ‘career action’ like OU graduate Stuart was? Our 10-minute webinar The Journey Continues could be that […]

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How can you plan for your dream job if it doesn’t exist yet?

  Thinking about what to do after graduating? Maybe you’re wondering what the job market will be like 5 years from now? How will the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ and ‘gig economy’ affect you? Your dream job might not even exist yet so how can you plan for it? What skills will you need? Here’s some […]

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Get Grad Scheme Ready this Autumn

Grad scheme season has started! Graduate schemes offer high quality paid training and experience, often with a professional qualification. They’re usually open for applications around September-January each year, but even if you’re not looking yet it’s a good idea to get familiar with how they work so you can plan well in advance. We’ve put […]

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Start your career fitness plan this Summer

Is your career performing at its best? Are you tracking your steps to get where you want to be? Does your CV need a workout? Do you know how to get fit for the job market? Sometimes it’s important to stop and take stock. If you’ve reached the end of your module and thinking about […]

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Carer, student or career changer? – Who are you today?

We all have different roles – some days I can be a carer, mum, careers consultant, friend, finance manager, admin worker, first aider, grown up daughter, cook, cleaner, event organiser… The list is endless. I bet some of you recognise this, especially if you’re juggling caring responsibilities with your studies and other commitments. But what […]

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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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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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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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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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