Thinking of working, volunteering or finding an internship abroad? Then pick up a FREE BUNAC booklet of opportunities!


This booklet provide students with some opportunities to:

  • Work in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and America
  • Summer Camps in USA
  • Internship in USA and Australia & New Zealand
  • Volunteer in Africa and Asia
  • Teach English abroad
  • Volunteer expeditions

Pick up your FREE copy from the Careers Centre, the Edge Student Development Centre (outside the library) whilst stocks last and start your adventure!

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Have you considered a career in General Practice Nursing in Primary Care? Come along to the Primary Care Open Day on March 7th 2017


It’s an exciting time to work in General Practice. Contrary to popular belief you can go directly into Practice Nursing following qualifying as a registered nurse. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of GP’s, Community Nurses, AHP and there are many opportunities to develop new skills and progress to Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Why not go along to the Primary Care Open Day on March 7th (5pm – 9pm) at The Queens Hotel & Spa, Meyrick Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3DL and find out more about a job vacancy and what this role would mean for you. Finger buffet and refreshments will be provided. For any further details contact



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Great opportunity for first year female students to gain finance experience and boost the CV ~ Apply by 5th March.


Here is an exciting opportunity for students and young people interested in a career with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Visible Women Campaign is an initiative, run by employment charity Elevation Networks. The campaign aims to match women and girls to career opportunities by promoting mentoring, championing role models and creating a network of aspiring and pioneering females.

They have teamed up with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for the third year, to deliver an exclusive Spring Week placement for 25 first year undergraduate females.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 5th March!

You will have the opportunity to spend four days in April (Monday 10th to Thursday 14th) at their Canary Wharf offices learning some key information about the Financial Conduct Authority and the world of financial services. You do not have to be undertaking a finance/economics related degree. All you need is an interest in financial conduct/ financial services, a willingness to learn and be on track for a 2.1 degree. Please note that this is for first years only.

Live outside of London? Not to worry, you accommodation will be covered and travel costs reimbursed.

To apply click here

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w/c 20th February ~ Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice and opportunities

The Edge

BU Careers & Employability Service

The Edge Student Development Centre (outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)
Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub


  1. Opportunity of the Week
  2. Resources of the Week – Print & Online
  3. On Campus Careers & Recruitment events this Week
  4. This week’s Part Time, Placement & Graduate Job Vacancies on MyCareerHub
  5. External Careers & Recruitment News/Opportunities/Events

1. Opportunity of the Week


Prizes to be won with the MyPlacementStory BU competition!

Whether you’re on placement at the moment, or have already had a great work placement as part of your course here at BU – past or present – you’re invited to share your story and how this has contributed to your time at BU, or your career since graduating.
Simply tell us about your placement experience by sharing a tweet, picture or video on Twitter or Instagram using #MyPlacementStory before 11pm on Sunday 26 February.

There’s some great prizes up for grabs including: a tailor-made work outfit, £250 towards a professional development course of your choice, £100 footwear voucher and one of two SportBU memberships – winners will be chosen at the end of February. Terms and conditions apply


Further opportunities to boost your CV can be found on our Employability Blog

2. Resources of the Week –  Print & Online



Take your career in the right direction – Pick up your FREE copy of the Prospects Student Career Guide

This publication has been developed to provide students with a complete guide that will meet your needs at whatever stage of the student journey you are at.

Whether you are looking for work experience opportunities before graduation or want to start researching graduate scheme opportunities as early as possible, this guide is for you.

What’s Inside:

  • Job Hunting Advice – tips on choosing your career, application processes and how best to engage with social media
  • Employability – Advice on how to make yourself stand out to employers in a competitive jobs market
  • Employer Profiles – Make informed decisions on who you’d like to work for, by getting to know UK employers with a strong track record for providing graduate opportunities
  • Sector Profiles – Discover what skills employers are looking for and how to find a job in 20 of the UK’s most important sectors.

Pick up your FREE copy from the Careers Centre, the Edge Student Development Centre (outside the library) whilst stocks last!


It’s volunteering week this week at BU so get involved and boost your CV!

More and more employers are now looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd and have that competitive edge when it comes to recruiting into their companies.

Volunteering is one way that can help you with achieving that competitive edge and in fact over 6 in 10 employers now actively look for skills gained from volunteering projects. The benefits of volunteering are far ranging and include the opportunity to:-

  • Gain valuable work experience and a foot in the door in your chosen job sector
  • Expand your network of contacts and who you know
  • Find out if the job/career is the right one for you
  • Develop practical skills including team building
  • Demonstrate commitment, creativity and initiative
  • Talk to people about what extra skills you might need to advance your career
  • Reflect on your successes and failures

Start looking for volunteering roles on MyCareerHub today

For further volunteering resources click here



Resource Topics on MyCareerHub 

More Careers Resources can be accessed on MyCareerHub here


3.This Week – On Campus Careers & Job Application Advice, Workshops & Employer Events


Non Confidential Drop in Advice Sessions this Week

The Careers Advisor team will be offering drop in advice (no need to book) in the Edge (outside the library) at the following times this week:-

  • Monday 20th February  9.30am – 11.30am
  • Tuesday 21st February 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 22nd February – 10am – 12pm 
  • Thursday 23rd February – 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday 24th February – 2pm – 4pm

Whether you want to discuss the job hunting and application process or your career options, pop in and have a chat with our friendly team.

Confidential Appointments this Week

Confidential  Face to face, telephone and Skype appointments with our careers advisor team are available to book this week  on both Talbot & Lansdowne Campuses. 

View all available appointments via MyCareerHub here


On-Campus Workshops & Employer Events


This Week on Campus

  • How to write an effective CV  ~ Tuesday 21st Feb (Lansdowne Campus) 2pm – 3pm  – Sign up Now 

Forthcoming on Campus

View all forthcoming events on campus

4. This week’s  Part Time, Placement & Graduate Job Vacancies on MyCareerHub


Deadlines Approaching!




For more part time, vacation, voluntary, placement & graduate job vacancies visit MyCareerHub here

More job hunting resources on MyCareerHub


More Careers & Recruitment News, Events & Opportunities


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Enhance your Global Skills. Apply for BU Global Horizons Funding


BU offers students the opportunity to apply to help finance trips overseas, allowing you to discover new cultures, gain valuable experience in multicultural environments and learn new skills which will also boost your CV. Depending on the activity you’re undertaking and the destination you’re travelling to, the Global Horizons Fund can give you up to £2,500 towards the cost of your trip.

The next closing date for applications is 15th March for more information click here.

Don’t forget that you can also find out more by popping in to see one of the Study Abroad team at The Edge on Tuesdays between 9am – 12pm. The Edge is based on Talbot Campus (outside the library) and you can also pick up various resources linked to careers and employability.

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Assessment Centres ~ How to succeed in Group Assessments


Are you looking for an internship or graduate role? If so then you are likely to experience a Group Assessment. They are a common part of the application process for many industries. If you would like some more advice and ideas on what this might entail, what tasks you may be asked to perform and what recruiters will be looking for then Inside Careers have information on the various different aspects. Read more here

Don’t forget that you can also access useful resources through MyCareerHub or maybe meet with a Careers & Employability adviser here at BU here is a link for further information.

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Calling all budding entrepreneurs ~ enter the BU Pitch at the Pitch Competition



We’re collaborating with Santander again this year to give all our budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch a business idea to a panel of local business people at the AFC Bournemouth Vitality Stadium on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

The panel will be made up of passionate local business people including, Lucy Cooper, Dorset Growth Hub. Each pitch will be expected to last around 15 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions from the panel. There are five prizes of £1000 to be won which will be awarded at 4pm on the day.

To get involved, send a brief summary (no more than one side of A4) of your idea to with the subject line “Pitch at the pitch”.

The deadline to apply is Sunday 5 March 2017.

Ten finalists will be invited to present their pitches at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium and successful applicants will be contacted on Wednesday 15 March 2017.

For the full entry terms and conditions, please login to MyCareerHub using your BU login details.

The challenge is open to all levels and all years of BU students – so, why not get the ball rolling!

The pitch at the pitch challenge is brought you by Santander in conjunction with BU and hosted by AFC Bournemouth.

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