Surrey Careers blog

Official blog of the University of Surrey's Employability and Careers Centre

One World Week: A Spotlight on International Placement Projects

This week celebrates One World Week at the University of Surrey. Developed by the One World Week Charity, the aim is to raise awareness of the rich cultural diversity we are lucky to have within our student body, as well as encouraging students from all backgrounds to expand their views of the world we live […]


Video interviews: live vs recorded and how to embrace this new technology

More and more graduate recruiters are using video interviews as part of their recruitment process. There are two different types of ‘video interviews’; live videos via a tool such as Skype, or recorded video interviews, which consists of a series of pre-recorded questions with no face-to-face interaction. Whichever method is used, both can be a […]


How to Ace the Psychometric Test

Over 70 % of large companies currently use psychometric tests as part of their selection process to gather vital information from potential employees, according to AGCAS. But what exactly are psychometric tests and how can you prepare effectively for them? What are psychometric tests? Aptitude/Ability Tests test your capabilities, usually in numeracy, understanding text and […]


My Professional Training placement – Alice Bentham, BA Theatre and Performance

“The experiences you can gain as a placement student are invaluable – especially in an industry such as ours where it can seem impossible to get a foot in the door.” Hear the Professional Training experience of Alice Bentham, BA Theatre and Performance, who split her Professional Training placement year between the National Theatre and the Young […]


Sprint 2017: helping undergrad women fulfil their potential!

In a study by the Higher Education Careers Unit, 70% of women graduates were earning less than £24,000, compared with 55% of men. Sprint was developed to help to close this gap and support women in achieving their goals and aspirations. What is Sprint? The programme consists of four action-packed half day workshops which explore areas […]


Highlights from the University of Surrey Nursing Fair

This year’s Nursing Fair, held on 31st January 2017, welcomed a wide range of NHS Trusts, hospitals and hospices, charities such as Young Epilepsy and Great Ormond Street Hospital, private organisation such as BUPA and Virgin Care, as well as organisations such as the Royal Navy and Army Medical Services to the University of Surrey […]


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