Many organisations are going to great lengths to provide additional online support to students and graduates during these challenging times. Here is a round-up of some of the resources which are provided by these organisations, and how they might benefit you. Want more? Visit Engage and EngagePlus.
Please note that we will be updating this blog on an ongoing basis with each new resource that comes through and you may benefit from as a student at the University of Westminster.
💡 UNIVERSITY RESOURCES 💡
- How To Apply? Includes CVs/Interviews/Portfolios/Job Sites 👇
We understand it is not always easy to make that first step in applying for a job you are interested in. The Info Page above shows an overview of our resources that covers different aspects of the application process.
- What Career Would Suit Me👇
It can be helpful to consider that many vacancies are open to graduates of any discipline so you aren’t necessarily limited by the subject that you have studied, you can explore many options.
- Brush up on your English | free resources 👇
- Free work experience online 👇
You can access the FREE work ready virtual experience which will help you develop your soft skills experience online.
- Job hunting tips for international students 👇
- Employment advice for disabled students and graduates 👇
- Shortlist.Me – online interview simulation with top graduate recruiters 👇
💡 EXTERNAL SUPPORT 💡
- Next Step Support 👇
This an open collaboration between a number of organisations that provide support and services to students, and through this web site you can gain skills, knowledge and insights to help you navigate your career in uncertain times. Topics covered include tips on virtual assessment centres, and what to do instead of a Summer internship.
- Rate My Placement 👇
This organisation has published a series of blogs with advice and insights to reflect the COVID-19 crisis. They have also produced a free online course to enable you to upskill from home, and gain a certificate to show your achievement. https://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/blog/work-ready-virtual-experience-free/
- BBC Bitesize – Careers 👇
Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who’ve found the right path for them.
- Bright Network 👇
A free careers network that you can join up to, which is providing extra support during these times: https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/about-us/covid-support/. Sign up if you wish to receive their regular emails keeping you in touch with news from employers and more.
- Bright Network Academy 👇
Bright Network Academy is organised into core courses designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of different skills, sectors and companies. Completing a course in full boosts your career skills and unlocks a unique certificate you can add to your CV.
- Forage (formerly Inside Sherpa) 👇
https://www.theforage.com/ is a source of virtual work experience programmes, which you can sign up to free of charge.
- Prospects 👇
Prospects is a very useful student and graduate careers web site, providing tips and resources.
- Student Sessions podcasts 👇
The Student Sessions, hosted by Tonia Galati, a series of PODCASTs for students and graduates that addresses the issues that are important to you and tells it just how it is.
- Grad Link UK 👇
Welcome to GradLink Europe’s news section, a continuously moving newsreel of the latest happenings in graduate jobs markets across South-East Asia, including which Europe employers/sectors are recruiting, and which occupations are experiencing the best salary increases.
- APM free webinars 👇
Covering a wide range of topics to support the project (management) profession.
- Future Learn 👇
Choose from hundreds of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.
- FT: Career Advice for Graduates 👇
Have you just finished university and need to figure out what you are going to do next?Here are some expert tips on how to land a job and succeed at work.
- Handshake FREE Employability sessions 👇
Attend online sessions delivered by leading employers and hosted by Handshake UK – all you have to do is register with your university (ac.uk) email address.
- Coca-Cola EP answer your questions about getting graduate jobs and opportunities during Covid19 👇
- Internships and other work experiences – a FREE course👇
If you want to learn more about internships and the other work experience options available, and explore how you can obtain and maximise the right opportunities to support your chosen career, then this free course Internships and other work experiences will help you.