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Give your studies a global dimension

 NOTE: Due for review and update in Spring 2021 Do you have what it takes to compete in a global market of today? Not sure what else you can do to develop your global competencies? Check our tips and advice on how to give your studies a global dimension and gain that edge over other […]

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Business Etiquette in the UK

As an international student, you may have experienced some cultural differences from what you would expect at home. If you are looking to gain employment in the UK, it is essential that you do everything you can to learn about the cultural expectations of the UK so that you are able to fit in and […]

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Returning home – Tips for Online Networking and connecting with your University’s Alumni

Returning home – Tips for Online Networking and connecting with your University’s Alumni June 2020   Why is networking important?  Networking is often cited as the most effective way to find a job and can be extremely useful in supporting your future career by providing connections within an industry of interest and building on-going conversations.  Some of the […]

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A Midlands International Group Guide to Considering your Post Study Work Options 

A Midlands International Group Guide to Considering your Options  Written by Morgan Gore, Graduate Recruitment Consultant at Coventry University   Overview   The UK has proven itself to be a popular place for international students to study for a degree. As it stands 485,000 international students are currently studying in the UK, with the UK Government pledging to increase these numbers to […]

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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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Returning home: employability tips for international students

International students at universities in the UK have a range of career options when they finish. Many will be interested in the possibility of working in the UK orinternationally and the idea of further study, in the UK or in another country will be attractive. Most international students will return home, however,and here are a […]

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Developing a Global Mindset

Background The importance of international students developing a global mindset has been widely accepted in recent decades. In the Summer of 2020 the long-term global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to emerge at a time when some major economies are adopting ‘sovereign’ mindsets and putting up barriers to protect their own economies. This […]

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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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UK CVs for International Students

You may be thinking of doing a part-time job whilst you study or a full time job in your vacation period.  Or you could be interested in doing an internship over the summer or planning to apply for graduate employment.  If so then it is likely that you will need a Curriculum Vitae.  A Curriculum […]

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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 […]