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We spoke with alumna Heidi Dawson, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, about her career journey as a journalist and broadcast producer, and her advice for students and graduates hoping to break into their industry of choice.
Recent University of Salford graduate, Holly Attwell explains how you can figure out the career path for you if you’re not quite sure what you want to do following university.
Salford University graduate, Holly Attwell discusses why she’s so glad she pursued an internship to help kick start her career. In this post, she outlines all the benefits she gained along the way to help you decide whether this could be the route for you.
Whether you’re saving for a deposit to buy or rent, a holiday, to go travelling or just because, we’ve shared our top tips to both save and spend well.
It’s important to know that feeling a little lost after university really is normal. Up until this point, the next step of your life has seemed so clear, with a perfect structure and now you have so many possibilities it can be overwhelming. We outline some advice and guidance for coping with change as you adjust to a new life outside of university.
By now, we’re sure you’re beginning to form an understanding of the industry you desire to get into and what it takes academically to get there. So we’re not going to bore you with grades that employers desire on a generic level, but instead focus on revealing the integral skills that employers look for in a graduate, as these are the skills (if you have them) that you should put forward within your application covering letter or CV.
James Bentham graduated from Salford in 2010 with a BSc in Geography. He is now Head of Account Management at Search Laboratory. In this blog post James shares his top five lessons in personal branding based on his experience in digital marketing.
Walking out of education and into the real world can be a daunting process, financially. There will be times where you may feel worse off than you did as a student and feel confused as to how to make your money last. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.
If you’re a recent graduate and you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to getting a job, then we have a huge range of advice and support tools as part of the Salford University Careers Service that can help you to develop key employability skills.
You may be surprised how many students embark upon a degree without clear sight of what options will be available to them upon graduation. Many don’t even know that graduate schemes exist. And that is okay, you don’t need to have it all figured out yet. However, you should begin to learn what options are out there so you can begin to determine which will be the best for you.
The prospect of graduating can be a daunting one. Up until now, you’ve had much of your life planned out for you and grouped into relatively short-term, academic milestones. But now you’re pushed into the world on your own and left to decide where you want your life to go.
So your student life is drawing to a close and from this point on you’re no longer going to be able to reap all the benefits of your student discount. Or are you? We list 10 cash hacks to help you continue to enjoy great discounts across a range of leisure activities.
Almost half a million students graduate each year and enter the job market, so ensuring that your CV stands out from the crowd is a must.
Has reading a review ever informed a decision you’ve made? Chances are, the answer to that question is a resounding yes, with a recent survey by Podium suggesting that 93% of people say that reviews do impact their decision making.