Want to know who the Top 100 Graduate Employers are? Collect your FREE copy of the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers Guide 17/18


Want to know who the top 100 graduate employers are? Pick up your FREE copy of the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers Directory (normally £19.99)

Come to the Careers Centre, in The Edge outside the library ~ while stocks last.

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w/c 25th September 2017 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities


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


1-2-1 Advice & Guidance 

 Drop In Advice

  • Monday 25th September from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Tuesday 26th September from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 27th September from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Wednesday 27th September from 1pm – 5pm (Study & Work Abroad Team)
  • Thursday 28th September from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Friday 29th September from 9am – 11am


Bookable Appointments


Events on Campus


Coming Up



BU Opportunities of the Week



Latest Job Vacancies of the Week



Careers Resources of the Week




External Opportunities 


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Are you a Law Student? Here’s your chance to win £5,000 and a valuable work placement.

The 4th Future Legal Mind Award opens for entries this week, offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win £5,000 and a valuable work placement. The award, sponsored by National Accident Helpline, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a head start in the highly competitive legal industry.


Last year’s Future Legal Mind Award winner, Hana Kapadia, said: “Winning the competition will undoubtedly provide a huge boost to my CV, and is a huge aid financially, giving me a sense of security towards funding my studies. I would definitely recommend entering the Future Legal Mind Award 2018.”


Entrants are required to submit an original essay on a specific subject relevant to today’s legal profession. This year’s Future Legal Mind essay question is:

“The personal injury legal sector is frequently attacked by government, insurers and media as ambulance-chasing lawyers seeking to promote a compensation culture.  What can organisations in the personal injury legal sector do differently in order to dispel the misconceptions and bring integrity back to claiming compensation?”


Essays must be a maximum of 1,300 words, excluding footnotes and a 100-word summary and need to be submitted by January 14th, 2018.


Simon Trott, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline and chair of judges for Future Legal Mind Award 2018, said: “At National Accident Helpline, we set standards for our solicitors, and we believe that it is crucial to attract the very best people to the legal sector. With that in mind, in 2014 we introduced the annual Future Legal Mind Essay Award, to bring recognition to young legal talent who share our passion for giving customers the best service. Our winner is awarded with a financial contribution towards their studies and work experience at one of our high quality legal firms. It’s been heartening to see the positive impact the last three years’ awards has had on our winners, and we are excited to be offering this chance to a new group of students for Future Legal Mind Award 2018.”

You can read more about the award, and enter your essay here.

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Attention BU Students! Want the chance of winning a £50 Amazon Voucher for answering just 2 short questions about your career/work readiness?

If so, then visit  *https://mycareerhub.bournemouth.ac.uk/Form.aspx?id=743108


* All BU Students – You will need to login to MyCareerHub with your BU username and password

* For New BU Students Only – You will need to ensure you have enrolled online and activated your BU student profile via MyHub using your new BU login details BEFORE you can access MyCareerHub to complete the questionnaire.

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Applications open for the Barclays Local Genius Competition for Budding entrepreneurial BU Students!


Barclays are delighted to announce the launch of Local Genius – a Dragon’s Den style competition encouraging budding entrepreneurs from universities in Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Bournemouth and Brighton to pitch clever tech ideas that could make a difference to the local community.

How to Enter

Students can submit their ideas online at localgenius.barclays from the 08.05.17 – 20.10.17. The idea doesn’t need to be fully formed or perfect as there will be lots of opportunities to further develop and update the idea as the competition progresses. Students can either enter alone or as part of a team (maximum size of 5).

The Idea Must…

  • Have a grounding in technology
  • Contribute toward the wellbeing of thelocal community
  • Be realistic and achievable with readily availabletech
  • Be fresh, original and unique

Then What?

Once ideas are submitted, they go to the public to vote, so social sharing is encouraged! Barclays team of experts will also be voting for their favourite ideas, until the best 5 ideas in each town/city are shortlisted on 27.10.17. The 5 nominees in each town/city will then be invited to present their idea to a panel of judges w/c 04.12.17 who will decide the Local Winners.The Local Winners will then be invited to Barclays HQ to take part in the National Final where the overall National Winner will be crowned.

It’s the taking part that counts

Entering alone gives students a chance to pick up valuable skills. We will also be providing inspirational content and tips from successful influencer’s and young professionals at the launch events (see website for details) to help them craft and hone their ideas.

The Grand Prizes

  • All the top 5 teams in each town/city will spend a day training with a presentation expert to help them create the killer pitch for the Local Finals
  • Each local winner will get one to one support prior to the National Final to help further perfect their pitch and be ready for the final shoot out
  • Mentoring from subject matter experts from across Barclays Bank to help the National Winner get their idea off the ground.
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Your interview went well but you didn’t get that job? Here are some tips on how to cope and what to do next?


So you’ve had your interview and you thought it went well but you’ve just had the letter or phone call to say that you haven’t got the job. It happens to everyone. Here is an article written by Target Jobs on ‘Coping with Rejection‘.

Don’t forget these following tips as well;

There are lots more resources on MyCareerHub

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Want to develop your skills and add to your CV? Why not Volunteer at BU with SUBU?

Volunteering is an opportunity not only to help others but it can also increase your employability and give you the chance to enhance your CV. It will also show future employers your motivation to gain more from your time at university.

Participating will enable you to:

  • Learn new skills.
  • Boost your confidence.
  • Start networking and make new friends.
  • Develop transferable skills such as team work and communication.
  • Improve your wellbeing by helping others.

You can volunteer with SUBU while you are studying here at BU and here are just three types of volunteering opportunities that they have:

  • Student led projects ~ these are aimed at volunteer leaders to help develop leadership skills.
  • Charity Volunteering ~ local charities register and promote their opportunities on the SUBU website.
  • MAD (Make a difference) Day ~ such as wrapping Christmas presents for a local care home.

To discuss this in more detail please visit the SUBU website where you will also find their contact details. Don’t forget that you can meet with a Careers Advisor to discuss how to add these to your CV and ‘showcase’ your skills to prospective employers.



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