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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 World Mental Health Day, we’re highlighting resources than can help you through the challenges.

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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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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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An internship without leaving home

The internship at Nubis Aviation Training has developed my business, digital marketing and written skills. It has been great to work and collaborate with a small team and take on responsibility for developing an area of the company,” says OU student Lily Beach, Online Marketing and Public Relations Intern. Lily’s experience shows how you can […]

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How Josh got CV-boosting professional experience in just 2 weeks

Josh Brown describes the skills he developed during his two-week internship with Insight for Good: “A lot of the skills that we use are researching skills, which are something that you learn doing social sciences, […] and then [Insight for Good] brought slightly more market research-oriented ideas like how you distil that research into insights […]

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