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Are lawyers going to be taken over by robots?

Find out about developments in technology that are impacting the legal sector. Catch our webinar to learn how you can prepare. Also, thanks to the OU Library for their “Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future” e-book mentioned in the webinar. Careers and Employability Services

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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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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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Are lawyers going to be taken over by robots? Webinar on how technology will impact careers in the legal sector

Do you think you might be the next ‘legal engineer’? You’ve heard all the talk about how machines are taking over the workplace, this is your chance to find out what the burning issues are for the legal sector and opportunities for you as a Law student. Join Ayesha for this webinar on Tuesday 20th […]

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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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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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