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Careers and Employability Blogs

There is a growing number of blogs covering a range of topics of interest to HE careers professionals, including the graduate labour market, employability and careers information, advice and guidance. Many are also aimed at students, and some at a wider readership.

A&D careers - the Careers and Placement Service at Nottingham Trent University blogging about careers in art, design, fashion and media

A Careers Caseload - Sarah Blunt, the University of Birmingham, advising on careers in higher eduction 

Adventures in Career Development - Tristram Hooley, University of Derby (with links to other career blogs)

Adviser on the Edge - thoughts on careers in remote and rural communites by Rosie Alexander, Careers Manager, the University of the Highlands and Islands

AGCAS Disability Task Group blog - aimed at careers practitioners with an interest in working with disabled students and graduates

Bioscience Careers - Sarah Blackford, Head of Education and Public Affairs, Society for Experimental Biology

Brunel's Graduate Careers Blog - Sarah Rourke and Helen Slingsby, Careers Consultants, Brunel University

Careering Ahead - student and graduate-led blog from Newcastle University Careers Service

Careers Agony Aunt - Jo Davies, Information Manager, Swansea University

Careers Blog - The University of Nottingham, Careers and Employability Service 

Careers Blog 4 International Students - University of Glasgow

Careers Information Blog - University of Salford  

Careers - In Theory - David Winter, Careers Consultant, The Careers Group, University of London

careerslucy - Lucy Hawkins, Careers Adviser, Oxford University

careersteamblog - opinions, musings and advice from the careers team at Canterbury Christ Church University

castlehillview - the Careers and Employability Service at the University of Huddersfield

• City University London's Careers Blog 

Contemplating Careers - University of Sheffield blog featuring student ambassadors writing about their experiences, and careers staff writing about key issues and current topics 


Digital Skills and Careers - Sally Burr - Combining experience of careers advice with digital learning 

Graduate medical careers blog - bi-monthly career blog from the AGCAS Medical Careers Advisers Network (MCAN)

HECSU Blog - Charlie Ball, Deputy Director of Research, HECSU

InfoBytes - from the Information Team at Brunel University: Events, resources, information and opportunities for students

Information spaces - a blog for those interested in information design and management from Sarah Mallen, Information Manager at The University of Manchester

International Students' Blog - by Judy Everett, Careers Adviser at the University of Sheffield

Kent Employability - the Careers and Employability Service at the University of Kent

Law Careers Uncovered - Sarah Rourke, Careers Consultant, Brunel University


• Making the Most of Masters - international projects 2013

NE&ED TO KNOW - Southampton Solent University Employability and Enterprise Service

Newcastle Careers International - international student blog from Newcastle University Careers Service

Newcastle Researcher's Blog - information, advice, vacancies and events relevant to the career development of Newcastle University researchers

Nottingham Advantage Award - Award blog from The University of Nottingham, Careers and Employability Service

• OPEN project blog - the University of Aberdeen's Online Presence, Employability, Network project

QM Jobs Blog - Queen Mary, University of London

Running In A Forest - careers blog from Thomas Staunton, Careers Adviser at the University of Derby

The Careers Blog - Claire Leslie, Senior Careers Consultant, The University of Warwick

The Careers Group Blogs - a range of both sector-specific and general careers advice blogs from The Careers Group, University of London 

The University of Manchester Careers Blog


University of Bristol Careers Service

University of Hertfordshire Careers & Placements Service Blog - careers and employability information for placement and graduate jobseekers

UOC Careers Blog - University of Cumbria

If you know of other blogs that you think would interest AGCAS members, and especially if you write one yourself, email Samantha Woodman.

Author(s): Various

Production date: 2014

Communities: Research Staff, Research, Postgraduate, Legal Subjects, Internationalisation, ICT, Graduate Labour Market (GLaM), Employability, Creative Industries, Careers Information, Careers Education, Careers Advice and Guidance

Audiences: Academics, Careers practitioners , Employers, Students and graduates - all

Format: Web

Tags: blog careers education career decision career development learning careers information social media guidance theories career coaching

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