Optimising your LinkedIn profile for recruiters | Careers

Job hunting on LinkedIn can happen in more ways than one. While you might use the site to actively look for jobs and make new valuable connections, opportunities might also come to you through recruiters approaching you directly for a role. That is, if they can find you. Just because you have a profile on…

Job Support During Covid-19 | Careers

Have you lost your part-time job, or been asked to stay away from work? The University of Roehampton is focussed on supporting our students and graduates over the weeks to come. Thank you to everyone for staying in touch and reinforcing the strong Roehampton community at this time. The following tips, links and press articles…

Securing a part-time role in the imminent future | Careers

Whether you’re a student or a graduate, there’s no doubt that many of you will be worried about the impact of Covid-19 on your career opportunities. The University of Roehampton Careers Team are working remotely and continuing to add services to help support you and your career in this unprecedented time. We’ve recently begun running…

Laura Riaz | Our Graduates

What did you study and what do you do now? I’m Laura, I graduated with a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing in 2015. I run my own business as a Copywriter and Social Media Manager, I teach English online to Chinese kids and I also tutor GCSE Media at an education centre. Having just…

Women in Tech | Carly Holness

Interview with Carly Holness, a PGCE computing alumna on a mission. What do you do currently? I completed my PGCE in Secondary Computing at Roehampton last summer on the School Direct route, and I now teach in a secondary school in the London Borough of Lambeth. What attracted you to computing? I took my degree…

Humphrey | Our Graduates

Roehampton graduate Humphrey Aghoghovbia Jr won the UR LaunchPad competition in 2018 for his business Unique Skills Coaching (USC), which he launched directly after leaving university in 2015. The Launchpad competition gives Roehampton students, past and present, the opportunity to showcase their business ideas in hope of winning the £3,000 first place prize or the…

5 reasons to apply for UR Leaders | Farrah Black

UR Leaders is a two-day interactive leadership development programme for students taking place on 8-9 January 2020. Farrah completed UR Leaders last year and has come up with 5 reasons why you should apply too. Applications for UR Leaders 2020 close on November 20th 2019. Here are Farrah’s 5 reasons why you should apply to…

How to make the most of Careers Fair | CareerFest

Our annual Careers Fair takes place during CareerFest, which is a 4 day festival of events and workshops to inspire you to explore career options and find out what support is available to you throughout your time at Roehampton. CareerFest will be taking place from 28-31 October and the Careers Fair will be on Tuesday…

From trainee to trainer | Jasmine Childs-Fegredo

Dr Jasmine Childs-Freredo is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton. She was recently featured in this month’s edition of the The Psychologist and we caught up with her to find out what life is like training to become a counselling psychologist. Why did you choose to become a Counselling…

5 tips for finishing University | Wellbeing

Prepare yourself emotionally for university finishing A note from our lead counsellor: ‘This is the end of a journey and also perhaps, your time in education. With any ending, there can be a sense of loss, as well as excitement or anxiety about what is to come. Your journey through university might have had ups…

Student Internships | Katie Cheetham

What is an internship? Internships are opportunities to work in a professional environment, learn the tricks of the trade and be taught by industry professionals. They typically last between 3 and 12 months and by the end, either offer you a job or will have given you enough skills to continue working in the industry…