Grand Challenges: Climate and Environment Emergency - Students perspectives
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by Career Zone Podcast
2d ago
In this week’s episode Rebecca, a Student Programme Assistant, is joined by students Savi, Marco and Anushka who took part in the Climate and Environment Emergency Grand Challenges 2023.  For their project, they developed a student organisation, the Student Sustainability Board, that provides a platform to address sustainability issues and promote positive initiatives.  They share their experiences of completing Grand Challenges, their motivations for joining and the skills they developed throughout the week.   You can find out more about the Student Sustainability Board by ..read more
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In conversation with students who have completed the Green Consultants Internships
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by Career Zone Podcast
6d ago
In this episode Helen Hicks, Programme Officer, is joined by students Pooja, Octavia and Bryony to talk about their experiences of completing a Green Consultants internships. Pooja, Octavia and Bryony share how they overcame feeling nervous and intimidated by the thought of their internship to enjoying their experience and recommending it to other students. They share what their internships involved, the skills they have developed and how completing a Green Consultants internship has helped them when applying for jobs.   Green Consultants is an award winning programme designed to provide ..read more
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Grand Challenges: Mental Health - Students perspectives, part 1
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by Career Zone Podcast
2w ago
In this week’s episode Olivia, a Student Programme Assistant, is joined by students Clara, Aimee, Mattea and Ermira who completed the Mental Health Challenge in 2023. Their project involved creating a children’s book which integrated theraplay techniques into the story, which caregivers could read and use with their children. They share their experiences of completing Grand Challenges, their motivations for joining and the skills they developed throughout the week.  Grand Challenges is a project week in which students work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to des ..read more
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The Meaning of Success in the Third Sector: In conversation with Jess D’Cruz-Clune, Senior Information Officer at MIND
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by Career Zone Podcast
3w ago
In this week’s episode, Sunny Lalli, Employability and Careers Consultant, talks with alumna Jess D'Cruz-Clune, senior information officer at the charity MIND (www.mind.org.uk), a national UK charity founded in 1947 which advocates for improve quality of mental health support though education, information and guidance ventures. In this episode, Sunny and Jess explore the meaning of success in the charity and development sector. They deconstruct the concept of success and reflect on the unique ingredients of success within the charity and development (third) sector. Sunny and Clare also analyse ..read more
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Grand Challenges: Social Inequality - Students perspectives, part 1
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by Career Zone Podcast
3w ago
In this week’s episode Olivia, a Student Programme Assistant, is joined by two groups of students who completed the Social Inequality Challenge in 2023. Valentina, Nathan and Darcy discuss their project that involved using university students as tutors. The second group, with Bethan, Rosie and Ellie share their experience of working on their project looking at diversity and representation in period dramas with a focus on class, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and race.      Both groups discuss their experiences of completing Grand Challenges, their motivations for joining and th ..read more
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Careers in Consultancy
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by Career Zone Podcast
3w ago
In this week’s episode Mel Nearchou, Faculty Lead in the Business School, is joined by joined by Joan Wright, an Employability and Careers Consultant in the Business School to discuss Careers in Consultancy Week 2024, which runs from Monday 5 –Friday 9 February. Careers in Consultancy Week sees the Career Zone bring together a range of activities and events for any student interested in exploring consultancy as a career option. Mel is also joined by alumni Alessio Orlando who is now working as a consultant at Bearing Point. Alessio graduated in 2020 and shares his personal and professional exp ..read more
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Grand Challenges: Tomorrow’s World - Students perspectives
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by Career Zone Podcast
1M ago
In this week’s episode Rebecca and Katya, Student Programme Assistants are joined by two groups of students who completed the Tomorrow’s World Challenge in 2023. Jake and Anna share their experiences of working on a business plan for a community interest company focused on producing sustainable Cornish sushi. The second group, made up of Nigella and Jasmine discuss their project of proposing a building design to incorporate plants into city living. Both groups share their experiences of completing Grand Challenges, their motivations for joining and the skills they developed throughout the week ..read more
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An Indian perspective - Graduate Recruitment in the UK: Joan Wright in conversation with Exeter alumni Keshav Gujral
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by Career Zone Podcast
1M ago
Hear Keshav’s top tips on how to be resilient and succeed in the graduate recruitment process from an Indian student’s perspective.  Keshav, graduated with a BSc Management & Marketing with Industrial Experience in 2022 and went on to work as a Business Transformation Analyst - Consulting at Deloitte. Links: Employability support for International Students: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/careers/jobsandworkplacements/internationalstudents/ Help with Interviews https://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/careers/research/helpwith/helpwithinterviews/  Help with Assessment Centr ..read more
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What to expect when applying for a teaching role as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) Part 2: Louise Simpson, Head at Exeter School
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by Career Zone Podcast
1M ago
In this week’s episode Luke Graham, Deputy of Secondary Education at the School of Education, is joined by Louise Simpson, Head at Exeter School, to discuss what ECTs can expect when applying for a role. Rachel shares what the recruitment process looks like, what they are looking for in candidates and they share their top tips. Acronyms and Links ECT - Early Career Teacher ITT - Initial Teacher Training TES, formally known as Times Education Supplement If you're thinking of a career in teaching you can find more resources and opportunities on the Aspiring Educators webpage ..read more
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What to expect when applying for a teaching role as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) Part 1: Rachel Cane, Initial Teacher Training Coordinator at The Spires College, Torquay
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by Career Zone Podcast
1M ago
In this week’s episode Luke Graham, Deputy of Secondary Education at the School of Education, is joined by Rachel Cane, Initial Teacher Training Coordinator at The Spires College in Torquay, to discuss what ECTs can expect when applying for a role. Rachel shares what the recruitment process looks like, what they are looking for in candidates and they share their top tips. Acronyms and Links ECT - Early Career Teacher ITT - Initial Teacher Training TES, formally known as Times Education Supplement If you're thinking of a career in teaching you can find more resources and opportunities on the A ..read more
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