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Don’t climb that mountain alone

We understand it can feel like you’re climbing a mountain when you’re studying and planning your career and have mental health difficulties. Help is on hand. For University Mental Health Day, we’re highlighting resources than can help you through the challenges. Finding work and support in the workplace We know finding and keeping work can […]

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We helped Michael boost his interview skills – now it’s your turn

OU student, Michael: “I’ve been having issues with succeeding in the interview stages of the selection process. The careers advisor was able to identify a number of resources which would be of use, many of which I’d not heard of before.” If you’ve been invited to an interview or assessment centre be proud of yourself […]

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Teaching – fuelling future brains

What teaching could mean to you 18% of OU students go into education making teaching a popular choice for OU graduates. Have you thought about what it could mean to teach? The satisfaction of being able to mould the youth of today into the experts of tomorrow is just one of the benefits of teaching. We can […]

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Standing with Pride: Could this month be a turning point in your career?

The OU is extremely proud of its role in promoting and driving inclusivity and diversity and our logo is sporting Pride rainbow colours this June to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Here at Careers and Employability Services we’ve got OU Careers Consultant Cathy, our expert in equality and diversity, to give us […]

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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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5 top tips from public sector employers

Our brand new top tips come directly from employers who we interviewed last summer during the insight days for OU students we hosted. You can find all the tips on the resources tab of OpportunityHub, but here are our top 5: 1. Show your passion Make your application stand out by showing an interest in […]

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Graduate Outcomes: where has your study taken you?

Graduate Outcomes asks one simple question of graduates from all UK universities 15 months after they leave study: where has your study taken you? The survey run by the Higher Education Statistics Agency is your chance to inform higher education policy and give an accurate picture of the sector. The next survey will take place […]

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How Alexander got the job with “no experience”

Get your foot in the door “Careers and Employability Services boosted my confidence. I was particularly demoralised by the fact I was being turned away from legal work experience due to having no experience in the first place. This is a barrier that many job seekers struggle with and it is incredibly frustrating. I thought […]

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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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