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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 »

12 Days of Library and Learning Support Roundup

In the first twelve (working) days of December, CEL hosted a campaign to promote the Library and Learning Support available at BU. This initiative, which we disseminated on Twitter with #12DaysOfLLS, was produced by our colleagues at BU Library, and had the aim of spreading the word about the wealth of services, resources and support… Read more »

A “gemba” walk – and how I have been inspired by Kevin Costner

Reflections from Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Having recently returned from the fabulous “Lean in Higher Education” conference hosted by The University of Waterloo in Ontario, I have been brushing up on my technical knowledge of Lean and its application in Higher Education. One of the Japanese terms used regularly by Lean and… Read more »

How do you assess soft skills?

At the British Academy of Management (BAM) conference in Portsmouth this week and amid many interesting sessions, I was struck by one question that was thrown out to the audience and for which there were no tangible answers from the audience of academics. The background to the question was employability and research with CEOs that… Read more »