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What can an international student gain from attending a careers fair?

Many universities across the UK will be gearing up for their annual careers event where current students can meet local and national companies they may like to work for. Some international students may feel daunted by the prospect of a large professional event but there are several ways to overcome these concerns, gain some vital careers information and make contacts for your future career!

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By Jen Garmston Published: October 18, 2019

How will the new UK visa rules affect international students?

The UK government have released it’s immigration White Paper which explains how immigration rules could change for those coming to the UK in the future, including international students. This paper is just a proposal at this stage, so would still need to go through parliament to become law. One of the suggested changes is to extend the time that international students can stay in the UK after completing a bachelor’s, masters or PhD. So, we’re going to look at how these new rules could affect international students currently studying or due to arrive.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: March 04, 2019

The top time management tips for international students that improve your employability

While in the midst of winter it can be hard to find motivation, especially when faced with cold days and dark nights. From university assignments and graduate job searches, to keeping in touch with friends and family, there’s a lot to consider, but having a plan to manage your time can help give structure and make you more productive.

Whether still in your first year of study, or your last, working out the best way to manage your time will not only help you succeed at university but allow you to build skills that will take you into your career after university. We’ve put together some ideas for how to make the best use of your time and how those skills can be used when it comes to finding your first job.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: February 08, 2019

5 ways international students can effectively use this year′s holiday season

Christmas is fast approaching and while most thoughts turn to festive food and seeing friends and family, there are some simple ideas that can set you up for the year ahead. By using your time constructively and taking on a few of these tips, you can enjoy your Christmas knowing that you've also made some progress on getting yourself ready for a job at the end of university.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: December 07, 2018

How international students can use the skills gap to get a graduate job today

The skills gap may be something you’ve heard of when employers talk about recruiting new graduates, but what does that mean in relation to your job prospects? Whether you’ve graduated already or are still studying, the skills gap is pivotal to understanding how to meet the expectations of employers. The skills gap is the difference between what employers want their employees to be able to do and what employees can actually do. The way to bridge this gap is to understand what they’re looking for so you’re prepared with the relevant skills.  This is something you can start thinking about from the start of your university career and add to as you begin searching for your graduate role.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: November 26, 2018

Could a new Onboarding strategy help you retain new hires?

Finding new employees can be a long process, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending weeks searching through CVs, organising interviews and signing contracts to find that your new starter is ready to leave the company after a short time in their role. In many cases, this can be avoided with a strong onboarding process to retain new talent. Hr software company Bamboo HR report that “31% of people have left a job within the first six months, with 68% of those departing within three months. For many new employees, it seems the first three months at an organisation are the most precarious”. With this in mind, we’ve had a look at how you can keep hold of new hires.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: November 16, 2018

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