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Making the most of your time in the UK – a perspective of a former international student 

Making the most of your time in the UK – a perspective of a former international student  By Dr Luciana Iwasa, Careers Adviser, University College Birmingham      As a former international student, I understand how overwhelming it can be to move to a different country to study at HE level. The whole education system is different. The expectations are […]

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Careers information for new students

Careers information and tips for new students Moving to a new country can involve a lot of changes to get used to. Below are several actions that can help you best prepare for your future career. Get your CV ready before you start and get it checked by your careers service Getting your CV (a […]

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Planning for Career Success – Skill Development for International Students 

Personal Development Planning (PDP):  PDP is the idea that rather than leaving our development to random chance we can take charge of it through conscious analysis and planning.  It is a system that you can use to address your educational and professional needs.  You can use it when you are at university to develop in a […]

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Making the most of your time in the UK

  “Employability skills are a set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace.” The Confederation of British Industry Moving to the UK to study, a new country far away from home can be a daunting experience. For some […]

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Making the most of your University’s Careers Service 

Did you know that the Midlands International Group (a group of representatives from over 15 Midlands based  university careers services) have a specific focus on careers support for international students and graduates? In this blog I will explain how to make the most of your university’s careers service as an international student.  There is such a wide range of support a careers service can offer. Our group is well aware that […]

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Getting Work Experience

Why should international students get work experience in the UK? For many international students, getting UK work experience is important. It is likely to be valued by employers when you return home, and to give you a chance to develop skills to help you get the job you want. Working in the UK should help […]

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What are the top three recommended activities, outside of study, for newly arrived international students to engage in?

Arriving in a new country can be daunting, with the challenge of settling into a new culture, developing new study skills and approaches, as well as finding new activities and challenges to keep you happy and make you feel you belong.  Across the Midlands International Group, we asked for the top responses to what the best […]