Investigating a Career in Freelancing

Loughborough University is supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week by holding a special event for Loughborough University students on 18th November 2013: – Investigating a Career in Freelancing.

This event is part of The Careers & Employability Centre’s – Direct Your Career series of presentations aimed at helping students develop a wide range of employability skills.

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Prospects Planner


My Prospects is the name given to a user’s online account with, the UK’s official graduate careers website.

Students and graduates can register for free at to create their own My Prospects account; a fully-personalised career portal where they can access a range of benefits, tools and features that will help make career planning and job hunting easier.

Employers on campus – Week 3

Don’t Miss Out! The following employers will be on campus next week:

  • 14th October, Morgan Stanley, Presentation J104 & Reception Atrium, 6.30pm
  • 14th October, GE, Drop In, Atrium, Edward Herbert, 11am to 3pm
  • 15th October, GSK, Drop In, Wolfson Cafe, 11am to 3pm
  • 15th October, Body Shop, Presentation, J002 EHB, 6.30pm
  • 15th October, P&G, Presentation, SMB002, Stewart Mason, 6.30pm
  • 16th October, E&Y, Skills Session, D002 James France, 2pm
  • 16th October, Mazars, Presentation, D202 James France, 6.30pm
  • 17th October, Capital One, Outside EHB, 10am to 4pm
  • 17th October, Grant Thornton, Skills Session, D201 James France 5.30pm
  • 17th October, Grant Thornton, Pizza Night, Atrium EHB, 6.30pm

PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair

PhD.jpgPostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair will bring together over 20 of the UK’s top quality Universities, all with specific PhD funding to offer, and looking for the best students. See the list of participating Universities.

This Fair is for you if you:
– are looking to study for a PhD in 2014, with funding, at one of the UK’s top Universities
– already have, or expect to get, a 2:1 or first, or equivalent in your undergraduate degree OR a distinction in your Masters degree

Loughborough Students’ Union Apprentice competition

Applications are now open and close at midnight on Sunday 13th of October.

Applications are made through the online form at  Click on the apply button on the home page to enter.

Teams can be up to four current undergraduate or post graduate students. By current, we mean students studying at Loughborough University in 2013/2014.

The application form is a limit of 250 words describing the event that you want to make happen at Loughborough Students’ Union.

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Calling all engineering students

What’s your take on what engineering can contribute to the UK economy, both now and in the future?

What should universities be doing to make sure that potential students and businesses know about it and their graduates are equipped to do it?

The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) is offering engineering students of EPC member universities the opportunity to contribute to this important national debate

In your own words (up to 2,000 of them), tell us what you think. There’ll be cash prizes for the best entries and the overall winner will be invited to deliver a presentation based on their work to the the Engineering Professors’ Council’s Annual Congress in Glasgow in April 2014


Closing date 8th January, 2014

Get free expert careers advice at ChemCareers

The RSC annual online careers fair, ChemCareers, will return this year from the 28th October to the 1st November.

Hosted on MyRSC, this free 5 day online event will feature interactive media, online presentations, webinars, and a host of useful resources.

There are also a variety of themed days, including; alternatives to university, teaching and returning to work.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, at ChemCareers you will have the opportunity to:

  • Seek expert advice on career planning and making your next career move
  • Learn how to market yourself to employers in job applications and interviews
  • Investigate further study options
  • Discover the huge range of career opportunities available to chemical scientists
  • Network with professionals around the globe

Find out more and see the full programme of events here. To register, join the ‘ChemCareers’ group on MyRSC