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Career Clinics and Career Appointments

Just a quick query? Come along to one of our clinics which lasts for 15 minutes - reserve your place by booking online. Visit our website for full details: www.gcu.ac.uk/careers/careersconnect/

Book an appointment with a careers adviser which lasts for 30 minutes, and let us help you with:
• Planning your career and study options.
• Finding and applying for jobs.
• Preparing for interviews.

If you graduated within the previous two years and wish to make an appointment, contact the Campus Life Desk on Level 1 of the George Moore Building or email: studentsupport@gcu.ac.uk

Law Society of Scotland Final Year LLB Survey

21/02/2020

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Law Society of Scotland have launched the survey to try to understand more about the career aspirations of current law students. Whether they aspire to become a solicitor or not, we would like to hear from all final year law students, to understand more about their career choices. Among other key topics, we would like to explore:

  • Do you aspire to be a solicitor and if so, do you have a specific career goal in mind in the law?
  • Do you aim to work in another profession or sector entirely?
  • Do you feel there are any barriers to entering the legal profession?
  • What might you value in your career longer-term?

The survey is open to all final year LLB students (including second year accelerated LLB students) across Scotland.

The survey will be open from 20th February until the 16th April 2020. To visit the link to the blog and where students can access the survey, click here.

The Search Is On For 2020’s Brightest Legal Talent

18/02/2020

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Talented and passionate budding lawyers have until February 28th to apply for the chance to be named as the country’s brightest Future Legal Mind. The Future Legal Mind Award is a nationwide competition which is open to law students and trainees and looks to give a boost to the careers of the country’s brightest legal prospects.

The competition, which is run by National Accident Helpline, is now in its sixth year. Its previous winners have gone on to enjoy success in the legal industry, with several becoming barristers and solicitors.

University of Buckingham student Charley-Anne Gordon was named winner of the Future Legal Mind Award 2019. She said:

“Winning the competition has given me a boost to finish my degree and take another step towards my career goal of becoming a legal academic. I’d encourage anyone who is passionate about pursuing a legal career to enter Future Legal Mind 2020. Writing the competition essay gave me a chance to express my passion for law and the areas which interest me most, and to show my skills and knowledge.”

The Future Legal Mind Award is open to current law students – both undergraduate and postgraduate – and to legal trainees, including apprentices, who are in the first two years of their law career. The competition winner will receive a prize package including £2,000 and a mentoring session with one of National Accident Helpline’s experienced in-house lawyers.

To enter, entrants must write an essay response to the competition question, which can be found at www.national-accident-helpline.co.uk/future-legal-mind

Judges will review the essays and choose a shortlist of 10 entrants. Each of these 10 people will then be asked to create a smartphone video explaining why they should be named as the winner. The judges will then review the videos, alongside the submitted essays, to choose their winner.

Tom Fitzgerald, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline, said:

“Every year we are more and more impressed by the quality of the entries we receive from the lawyers of tomorrow who are studying or working all over the UK. We are very proud of the achievements of our Future Legal Mind winners to date and we’re looking forward to finding the country’s brightest legal talent of 2020.”

Entries for Future Legal Mind 2020 must be submitted by midnight on Friday 28th February.

Internships Available For Final Year Students And Current Graduates – Apply Now

14/02/2020

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Morgan Stanley – International Womens’ Day 2020

14/02/2020

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Just Graduated? Want To Move Your Career Forward?

14/02/2020

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Life post university can be full of opportunity, but also challenging. Not everyone has a clear sense as to where they’re going and what they want to do, and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut.

With this in mind, GCU has partnered with other Scottish Universities to bring you a free online course which will inspire and motivate you, help you move forwards and carve your vision of career success! Covering a broad range of topics, but with a clear focus on short tasks and meaningful action.

Registration is now open for this free online course which will run for four weeks.  The completion of the course can be done in your own time and will take approximately 30 hours.

You can enrol for this course now, just click here.

If you have any questions in relation to this course or any other Careers enquiries please call us on 0141 331 3123 or email us: careers@gcu.ac.uk.

Thinking About Becoming A Chartered Accountant?

14/02/2020

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As an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA) you could work for anyone, anywhere in the world: make your mark in the tech sector, a global financial centre, at a big accountancy firm, charity or government department.

For those with an entrepreneurial streak, becoming a CA provides the key skills to start and manage a successful business.

Above all, if you’re in the market for an extraordinary career, becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant is the place to begin.

Find out more by watching the video!

Women In STEM Careers 2020

12/02/2020

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When: Saturday 28th March

Time: 9am – 5pm

Where: 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

jobs.ac.uk’s new event, Women in STEM Careers 2020, offers a full and exciting programme for women who are interested in exploring research opportunities within publicly funded organisations and charities.

Designed for final year undergraduate and postgraduate STEM students looking to kick-start their career or professionals simply wishing to progress from their current STEM position, the day will provide something for everyone. Along with unique networking opportunities with employers and peers, there will also be presentations from sector experts and a CV workshop.

To find out more and register, visit the event website.