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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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Starting Work as a Translator or Interpreter – webinar series

In association with The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), OU Careers and Employability Services is presenting the successful ‘Starting work as a translator or interpreter’ (SWATI) event as a series of 4 free online webinars. This is a unique webinar series as people from outside the OU join OU students to learn all you […]

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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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Let’s Talk about Mental Health webinar

Working with Mental Health Issues We know from talking to students that finding and keeping work can sometimes feel like a mountain to climb when you are facing the challenges of mental health difficulties, low self-confidence or self-belief. There is free support to help people with mental health issues find and stay in work. Cathy Lovell explains […]

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Register for OU Online TalentConnect

OU Online TalentConnect is the OU’s first online careers fair taking place 5-9 November. It’s a new addition to the wide range of careers support we provide to OU students and alumni to help you become confident in your career choices. Because it’s online you can attend from anywhere at any time during the week. […]

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OpportunityHub is now live!

We’re pleased to announce that OpportunityHub is now live! OpportunityHub is a new platform for advertising vacancies and connecting OU students and recent qualifiers with employers, and replaces our previous JobZone vacancy service. We’ve developed enhanced functions that will open up new opportunities from our partner employers. Register at: https://opportunityhub.open.ac.uk/students/ If you’re a current student or registered to […]

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Homeworking: Opportunities Working From Home webinar

Could working from home work for you? This webinar explores the pros and cons of working from home and the issues to consider if you feel this may be right for you.  There is a wealth of information online and the webinar signposts the more useful resources and provides feedback from people who are already […]

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Studying with the OU for career purposes? Are you “LinkedIn”?

Join The Open University Careers Network (TOUCaN) LinkedIn group where you can get the latest careers news and updates as well as advice on using LinkedIn. It’s a great starting place to build your professional network, engage in discussions with fellow OU students and alumni, ask your career related questions and share your own tips […]

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