Posts By: Carly Lamont

Careers and employability – The going global oversees job vacancy database

The Going Global Overseas Job Vacancy Database  The careers and employability department offer a ‘Going Global’ overseas job vacancy database to students wishing to work abroad. It includes more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on how to work abroad and also includes a database of current overseas job opportunities, work permit/visa regulations and CV… Read more »

Student Development Award

Sonya Harvey works for the Careers and Employability Department and heads the Student development Award here at BU. Sonya’s role is to support our students in achieving the BU Student Development Award that recognises the transferrable skills students develop from their experiences while involved in extra-curricular activities. The Award enables them to create a high profile e-portfolio… Read more »

Student Development Award – Reflective element

The BU Student Development Award – Graduate Attributes: Reflective Writing Students on the Award commit themselves to developing a range of employability skills that enable them to demonstrate workplace experience to potential employers. Through their involvement in a choice of over 100 extra-curricular activities, including volunteering, ambassador and mentoring roles, languages, professional development, media skills,… Read more »

Student Development Award – stand out from the crowd

The BU Student Development Award – stand out from the crowd Our Award supports students from all levels and all Schools in developing a range of employability skills that enable them to demonstrate workplace experience to potential employers. Students have the opportunity to achieve recognition in over 100 extra-curricular activities including Representation, Clubs & Societies… Read more »

National Careers Week – 7th -11th March 2016

Next week is National Careers Week and our Careers teams have organised for a number of BU graduates to come onto campus to talk about their experience post BU. This is an excellent opportunity to network with a variety of grads all working in different organisations including Red Bull, Lovelove Films and the Football Foundation…. Read more »

Business Emotional Intelligence

Business Emotional Intelligence: The way to perform better and achieve more Paul Miller from The Mental Muscle Company delivered an upbeat and engaging talk to a local CIPD meeting last Thursday evening at the EBC. Paul discussed the benefits of using the power of Emotional Intelligence (EI) to enable organisations to gain competitive advantage by… Read more »

Employability and problem-based learning

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”   Benjamin Franklin I recently came across an article of interest in the Academy of Management Learning & Education discussing the benefits of problem-based learning as a useful approach to equip students with the necessary skills need for successful career… Read more »

CELebrating our students’ achievements

Graduation Ceremonies have been taking place all week CELebrating the fantastic achievements of our students. In particular, one student from the Faculty of Management was selected to participate in the 2015 series of The Apprentice. Jenny Garbis, a BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance student, not only achieved a First in her degree but was… Read more »

Employability and helping students to boost their CV

Carly Lamont, CEL Theme Leader for Employability and Work-based Learning, delivered a CEL Roadshow presentation to the Careers and Employability Service recently and some interesting discussions took place regarding the fantastic service and resources offered to students across the university by the Careers and Employability Team. In particular, discussions highlighted the need to get word… Read more »

Perspectives on employability

An interesting article published by CABS (Chartered Association of Business Schools) exploring a number of debates surrounding graduate employability. Employability-Debate1