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Salford Enterprise prize winners

November 23, 2010

In the summer we advertised an Enterprise competition for researchers. I am really pleased to announce that this EPSRC-funded Enterprise prize has resulted in a cross-disciplinary collaboration between Salford researchers  working together to facilitate an Enterprise training programme, supported by social media tools available via the University’s embryonic Virtual Doctoral School. Early in October, five […]

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Fancy working at the Guardian?

November 1, 2010

Guardian News and Media recently put on a morning to tell careers advisers about careers at the Guardian. In this post, I’ll try to distil some of the key information. It was a great morning though I did go away with a sense of disappointment with the fact that my favourite newspaper has hardly any […]

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EU institutions desperately need Brits!

October 22, 2010

The Foreign Office on Monday afternoon 18th October was full to the brim with the great and the good of University Language departments and Careers Services. A daunting number of professors present. All of us had been invited to hear Nick Clegg, William Hague and David Lidington talk about “Communicating EU Careers to Students”. On […]

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Want to work in the creative or digital media industries?

October 18, 2010

Are you interested in working in the digital or creative media industries? If so, this event may help you to progress your plans further. The Manchester ProDevDay is your chance to meet with companies representing every sector of the digital and creative industries. You will be able to receive feedback on CVs and job search tips […]

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The Browne Review and Postgraduates

October 14, 2010

I’m sure many of you will have been following the Browne Review into Higher Education funding and student finance (and all the related commentaries) with much interest, some of you may have even attended VC Martin Hall’s briefing last week on the proposed changes to Higher Education and what it means for the future of universities, and […]

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Top interview tips for people with hearing impairments

September 27, 2010

This is a guest post kindly submitted by Ran who works for a company called Hearing Direct. Hearing loss, especially age related hearing loss is a common condition that affects many job seekers. Here are some key strategies, which will help to better manage the situation and to improve job interview chances. Strategies to tackle […]

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Salford Student Life Award: Making your time with us count!

September 24, 2010

I’ve just returned from this year’s Welcome Event for Postgraduate Researchers, organised by my colleagues in the RGC. It’s great to see the campus come alive again and as this was also my first researcher welcome event since starting at Salford University, it was lovely to meet the new arrivals and to find out a little […]

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Learning from the career stories of international graduates

September 20, 2010

This is a presentation I did for a conference yesterday about a research project myself and colleagues at Salford did earlier this year investigating what some of our international graduates were doing. Interestingly, we got a good response rate from postgraduate alumni. In the presentation I outline the key messages for current international students planning […]

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Pecha Kucha: Are you up to the challenge?

September 13, 2010

Last week I attended Vitae’s 2 – day Researcher Development Conference in Manchester. It was an indicator of the interesting times we have ahead of us, with examples of best practice in supporting researchers, discussions on the future of funding revenues and innovative new ways of supporting the research community (in the current climate) very […]

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The Fastest-Growing Occupations in the U.S.

September 3, 2010

This is a guest post from Alexis Bonari who is s a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at, researching areas of online schools. Providing solid numbers from 2008 and offering predictions for the year 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics lends some valuable insight […]

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