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Is your dream job right on your doorstep?

OU students live, work and study everywhere. Some can relocate for their dream career move, but not everyone is able to. If you haven’t thought about finding your dream job near home in the healthcare sector, our careers forum is for you. Join Uncovering career opportunities on your doorstep from 26 June – 2 July […]

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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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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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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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A helping hand when stuck with your career

We can support you along your path Studying with the OU over the past year has helped law student Richard recover from a period of mental illness. He talked to us about his experience: Studying has positively impacted my mental health because it affords me motivation and a goal. I can safely say with the […]

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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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Spring clean your CV

The days are longer and everything has sprung into life. Thinking of a fresh start? What better time to dust the cobwebs off your CV, or start one from scratch. We’ve got everything you need. “The service was exceptional. I was given feedback help on my CV which I have changed and had a more […]

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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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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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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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