How to get into Fintech and Legal Tech: Top Tips

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The advice in this blog comes from the ‘How to get into fintech, legal tech and disruptive technologies’ careers panel event for Social Science and Law students in November 2021 and is focussed on advice for non-STEM specialists looking at careers in this area.

The event featured various guest speakers from across different sectors in various positions. These included a Legal Engineer, Legal Practitioner, a Marketing Director and Talent Acquisition Manager.

This blog includes some of the speakers’ key messages for what you can do to get involved with this ever-changing and rapidly expanding sector, top tips for accessing these industries and a note on what the future may look like. (more…)

Why Attend the Faculty of Arts Careers Series?

February is a special month for those studying in the Faculty of Arts, as the Careers Service and Faculty collaborate to host the annual Faculty of Arts Careers Series, spanning four weeks from 1 to 25 February 2022.


My SME Internship: Fin – TechForge

Hi, I’m Fin, a final year History undergraduate who worked as a writer and media intern for TechForge Media part-time alongside my degree during my final term.

I applied for the SME Internship Scheme after writing for the Epigram student newspaper during my first term of final year. Having thoroughly enjoyed the experience, I decided to take my writing to the next step by self-sourcing a paid role with a Bristol-based company.   (more…)

My SME Internship: Iona – Second Campus


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My name is Iona and I completed my internship with the SME Internship Scheme just after I finished my third year doing English Literature. I was employed by Second Campus, an organisation that seeks to help students find job in the tech industry. Over the course of the internship, I was involved in content creation, writing, and SEO research. 


Top tips: personal statements for postgraduate study

So you’ve made the decision to apply for a postgraduate course and have researched the course and the University, what’s next? 

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Jenny Livesey, Careers Advisor

A personal statement is your opportunity to showcase what you have to offer and convince the admissions tutor(s) that you have the motivation, relevant knowledge, and academic capability to successfully complete the course and reflect well on the institution.

Remember, when you have finished the first draft you can have it reviewed with one of our advisers via our Information and Advice appointments. These can be booked via mycareer.

Best of luck!

Jenny Livesey, Careers Adviser (more…)

My SME Internship: Millie – Wildscreen

A photo of Millie with a dog.Hi, I’m Millie, and over the final months of my Zoology BSc I took part in a SME Internship with the Bristol-based charity Wildscreen

Wildscreen is best known for its internationallyrenowned film festival, so as an aspiring natural history filmmaker, I had heard of them and the amazing things they get up to. Natural History filmmaking is a competitive field to get into, so I was beyond excited to land an internship with this organisation. (more…)

Ten tips to make the most of your winter vacation!

Now that the holiday season is upon us, have you considered how you might spend the break from University? If you want to make the most of the time, this can be a good opportunity to continue your careers and employability journey. 

Have a look at our top 10 tips to help you maximise the break from University: 

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Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash


Why I applied to the New Enterprise Competition – Development stage


The New Enterprise Competition – Development stage is now open for applications. This stage offers up to £1,000 in funding to go towards your start-up business, charity or social enterprise.

The competition is open to students and recent graduates who have a start-up which they have researched, wish to develop and want to take to the next level.

Megan Matthews, a recent graduate with an MA in Music and one of last year’s winners, won £1,000 for her start-up MeganHMakes. We caught up with Megan to find out more.