"case studies" blog posts

How I became an Operational Meteorologist at the Met Office

Posted on: 26 October 2020 | Category: Case studies

Jess studied Ocean Science at the University of Liverpool and graduated in 2018. She is currently working as an Operational Meteorologist at the Met Office.


Connecting University of Liverpool Postgraduate Researchers with Industry

Posted on: 23 October 2020 | Category: Case studies

The LDC placement scheme provides employers with the opportunity to host a postgraduate researcher on a 15-day placement at no cost to their organisation.


The skills Tutoring has helped me to develop

Posted on: 7 October 2020 | Category: Case studies

I am an undergraduate at the University of Liverpool studying towards my Anatomy and Human Biology degree, and I also I work as an Advanced Tutor for the Tutor Trust.


From Mathematics Graduate to Actuarial Consultant at Barnett Waddingham

Posted on: 30 September 2020 | Category: Case studies

Sophie studied Mathematics at the University of Liverpool and graduated in 2015. She is currently working as an Actuarial Consultant at Barnett Waddingham.


My Virtual Internship at upReach

Posted on: 21 August 2020 | Category: Case studies

With employers cancelling and reducing their summer internships this year, opportunities for students were few and far between. To tackle this growing social mobility crisis, award-winning charity, upReach launched a new range of virtual Internships exclusively for students who don’t have a professional network or prior work experience to fall back on.


A LIFE(399) Outside The Lab

Posted on: 19 August 2020 | Category: Case studies

In summer 2019, as Y2 Biochemistry undergraduate, I did an 8-week summer placement as part of the LIFE399 Work Placement module. Traditionally, biochemistry students would find a placement at a lab, but I chose to do my placement at Tai Pawb, a membership organisation that promotes equality and diversity in the housing sector.


How LinkedIn learning helped me develop my skills after my Placement was cancelled due to COVID-19

Posted on: 10 August 2020 | Category: Case studies

After having my summer internship cancelled due to Covid-19, I decided to look for other ways I could develop and learn new skills and after receiving information from the careers team about this platform, I made an account and began learning!


From Mathematics with Finance Graduate to Graduate Analyst at The Very Group

Posted on: 4 August 2020 | Category: Case studies

Louise studied Mathematics with Finance from the University of Liverpool and graduated in 2019. She is currently working as a Graduate Analyst at The Very Group.


My experience working at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Posted on: 16 July 2020 | Category: Case studies

This was as an attempt to try and 'do my bit' for the NHS and take relief from the staff working hard around the hospitals.


"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."

Posted on: 9 July 2020 | Category: Case studies

\"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.\" –Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP


My voluntary work experience in the area of Law and Social Justice

Posted on: 30 June 2020 | Category: Case studies

I believe that it is important to consider diversity when it comes to employability. The University of Liverpool provides many opportunities when it comes to employability and these opportunities are open to a diverse range of students.


My internship with Change 100

Posted on: 30 June 2020 | Category: Case studies

Last summer (2019), I was selected by Leonard Cheshire, to take part in the Change 100 internship programme.


Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Posted on: 24 June 2020 | Category: Case studies

Diversity and Inclusion is high on the agenda for many employers. Here, we ask two recent graduates what diversity means to them personally and how it is supported by the organisations they work for.


Bringing the World to Liverpool exceeded everyone’s expectations!

Posted on: 12 June 2020 | Category: Case studies

Tuesday 9th June saw the opening event of our brand new series “Bringing the World to Liverpool.\"


Emerge 2020- Winners announced!

Posted on: 11 June 2020 | Category: Case studies

A group of student entrepreneurs from the University have just completed the Emerge Programme being run by the Careers and Employability Service in partnership with LAB by Capacity.


How University of Liverpool Students are tackling sustainability

Posted on: 11 June 2020 | Category: Case studies

Sustainability and our planet is a priority for us all; together we should consider how we will adapt our everyday activities, as well as consider how we will ensure discussion on this topic continues to be at the forefront of everything we do.


I Got Hired: Audit Associate at Ernst & Young

Posted on: 11 June 2020 | Category: Case studies

Karolina is graduating BA Hons Accounting and Finance with a year in industry degree from the University of Liverpool in 2020. She has received an offer to work as an Audit Associate at Ernst & Young.


Case Study: Applying Maths to Industry

Posted on: 31 May 2020 | Category: Case studies

This year we introduced a new module to our final year mathematics students, which has proved to be a huge success.


My placement year during lockdown

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Category: Case studies

Sadly, my placement year at First Mile Technologies in Toronto, Canada had to be cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Creating an online business teaching English

Posted on: 21 May 2020 | Category: Case studies

I’ve always been interested in teaching because both of my parents worked in education, but I fell in love with it when I went to Xinjiang, China, for a year to teach during my gap year. Being out of my depth became a natural feeling and it definitely helped me learn to say ‘yes’ to new, and sometimes scary, challenges.


Collaboration – Organising volunteers for Africa Oye 2019

Posted on: 19 May 2020 | Category: Case studies

Looking at the fantastic response to this crisis to many charities across the UK, I noted that many were working collaboratively with local partners and the community. I was reminded of the collaborative experience I had gained when I was hired I was hired to recruit, manage and co-ordinate the volunteers programme for Africa Oye 2019.


Disclosing my disability during a recruitment process

Posted on: 14 May 2020 | Category: Case studies

Sat in A-level history class, I was given back a mock paper and asked to stay behind. ‘You seem to talk the talk in class Hannah, but it isn’t coming across when you write…has anyone ever tested you for dyslexia?’


I Got Hired: Japanese Language Study with Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Posted on: 14 May 2020 | Category: Case studies

Jack graduated BSc Hons Evolutionary Anthropology in 2019 and is graduating MRes Palaeoanthropology degree from the University of Liverpool in 2020. He has received an offer to undertake a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan with Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.


My lockdown routine

Posted on: 6 May 2020 | Category: Case studies

My name is Olayinka. I am from Nigeria and currently on an MSc Operation and Supply Chain Management programme at University of Liverpool.


Setting up PandemicGuard

Posted on: 1 May 2020 | Category: Hints, tips and advice

In recent weeks, we’ve seen the urgent need for PPE for our healthcare heroes. Ash is applying his skills and making a difference.


Working as a Research Associate in Chicago

Posted on: 1 May 2020 | Category: Case studies

Alex completed his PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics in 2018 from the University of Liverpool. Since then, he has been working as a Research Associate in a Chicago laboratory. Watch this short video to see his story and tips for other students.


Sci-Tech Daresbury eyes next generation of talent with appointment of University of Liverpool student as ambassador

Posted on: 30 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Sci-Tech Daresbury has appointed the University of Liverpool’s Rudy Parengal as student ambassador to help strengthen the bonds between the two organisations and to ensure that more of the best talent from the university is retained within the Liverpool City Region.


Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme

Posted on: 30 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Gavin and Sam, History graduates from the University of Liverpool, have been nominated and selected for the Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme to represent the University of Liverpool. In this short article they discuss their business idea and their feelings on being nominated.


I Got Hired: Engineer at the National Proton Beam Therapy Centre

Posted on: 30 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Adam graduated MEng in Electrical Engineering and Electronics degree from the University of Liverpool. He is currently working as an Engineer at the National Proton Beam Therapy Centre.


I Got Hired: Technology & Innovation Graduate at Liberty Global

Posted on: 30 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Michael graduated BSc Computer Science with Year in Industry degree from the University of Liverpool in 2019. He is currently working as a Technology & Innovation Graduate at Liberty Global.


Improving my skills during lockdown

Posted on: 29 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Stephanie is a BA Marketing with a year in Industry final year student, who decided to use the time of lockdown to improve upon her skills and help out the community by taking a part-time job at Tesco. Read her story:


Volunteering on my placement with Everton FC

Posted on: 27 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Lucy is a BA Marketing with a Year in Industry student at the University of Liverpool, who is currently on a placement with Everton FC. Find out about her volunteering experience:


I Got Hired: Chemistry graduate at AstraZeneca

Posted on: 16 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Victoria is graduating BSc Chemistry with a year in industry degree from the University of Liverpool in 2020. She has received an offer to work as a Client Services Director at AstraZeneca.


I Got Hired: Graduate Structural Engineer at Arup

Posted on: 9 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Niall graduated MEng (Hons) Civil & Structural Engineering degree from the University of Liverpool in 2019. He is currently working as a Graduate Structural Engineer at Arup.


Private Client team at Grant Thornton

Posted on: 9 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Ellie graduated BSc Economics degree from the University of Liverpool in 2019. She is currently working in the Private Client team at Grant Thornton.


Accounting Advisory Services at KPMG

Posted on: 9 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Kagiso graduated BA Accounting & Finance from the University of Liverpool in 2019. He is currently working in Accounting Advisory Services at KPMG.


I Got Hired: Client Services Director at Jaywing PR

Posted on: 9 April 2020 | Category: Case studies

Laura graduated BSc Hons Psychology degree from the University of Liverpool. She is currently working as a Client Services Director at Jaywing PR.


Working at Hays Recruitment

Posted on: 6 November 2019 | Category: Interview with a recruiter

Helen and Nicole are Business Management students from the University of Liverpool, who are currently completing their placement at Hays Recruitment. Watch this short interview to learn about their journey to finding a placement, the recruitment process at Hays and what their working day looks like.


The power of networking on finding a graduate role

Posted on: 30 October 2019 | Category: Case studies

After completing her internship, Helena fell in love with a role that proves difficult to break into. In this short interview, she discusses how she was offered her dream job over lunch with an employer, the skills needed to be a company secretary and dispels myths about what her role entails day-to-day.


My placement at Unilever

Posted on: 15 July 2019 | Category: Case studies

Lily completed a placement at Unilever- watch this short video to find out all about it!


Engineering placement in innovation

Posted on: 15 July 2019 | Category: Case studies

Dan took part in an engineering placement, working on developing a product. Find out what skills he learnt in this short video!


Enterprise internship at LAB by Capacity

Posted on: 15 July 2019 | Category: Case studies

Aliema undertook an internship at LAB by Capacity to improve her marketing and communications skills. Watch this short video to find out how she did this.


From chemistry to commercial

Posted on: 11 June 2019 | Category: Case studies

Fizah is a graduate from 2018 who completed a degree in chemistry, nonetheless has started a graduate career in commercial at Johnson Matthey. In this short interview she explores her challenges moving from a lab-based role to a customer-facing one, highlights her work experience and outlines her plans going forward.


From a geography degree to a career in business!

Posted on: 7 June 2019 | Category: Case studies

Olivia recently completed her BA Geography degree at the University of Liverpool, however has secured a graduate role with BT in project management. Find out what set her apart from other candidates, what skills learnt in her degree she highlights in the recruitment process and what the BT recruitment process is like first-hand.


My career hasn't gone to plan...but that's not a bad thing!

Posted on: 13 May 2019 | Category: Case studies

In this short interview, Dr Jaclyn Bell highlights her journey from a Bachelor to Masters and finally completing a PhD at the University of Liverpool and her experiences not knowing what career she wanted at the end. She explores the mistakes she made along the way and regrets she has about her University time.


Becoming an Engineer at Rolls-Royce

Posted on: 13 May 2019 | Category: Case studies

Surya Ravichandran graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and has since started his engineering career with Rolls-Royce. In this short interview, he discusses the challenges he faced going into the workplace as a fresh graduate, what he most enjoys about his job and gives advice to fellow students wanting to follow in his footsteps.


From University to UK Atomic Energy Authority

Posted on: 16 April 2019 | Category: Case studies

Oliver is a graduate Mechatronics & Robotics System Engineer who now works for the UK Atomic Energy Authority in RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments.) Read his case study to find out all about his footsteps, tips and advice.


The Benefits of Further Study

Posted on: 15 April 2019 | Category: Case studies

In this case study, Marianne explores her thoughts on undertaking a PhD, what she most enjoys about it, as well as the challenges she faced. Also, find out what are Marianne's top tips for students wanting to follow a similar path.


My Journey to PhD

Posted on: 15 April 2019 | Category: Case studies

Niamh discusses her journey to PhD: from her undergraduate degree, failing to get a PhD, moving intro industry and securing her dream PhD. Find out the ups and downs of moving forward in further study!


How an engineering project improved our employability!

Posted on: 20 March 2019 | Category: Case studies

Mechanical Engineers Kiaya & Beth chat to us about their Engineering Project and how their tuk tuk that improves access to medical help, also aids them in developing their employability. They also share tips on how students could also utilise activities around campus to help in their career journeys.


Becoming a Journalist

Posted on: 13 February 2019 | Category: Case studies

Jess is a 2018 graduate in English who decided to pursue a career in journalism and currently works as a Community Reporter for the Liverpool Echo. In this interview, Jess shares her challenges and journey, as well as providing valuable advice and insight for students who want to follow in similar footsteps.


Becoming a Guild Vice-President

Posted on: 13 February 2019 | Category: Case studies

Jonathon is a recent graduate of the University who decided to put himself forward for becoming a Guild Vice-President. In this interview he discusses how he managed to succeed in his campaign, what this role means for his career and what students can learn from his career journey.


My Summer Internship at Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

Posted on: 11 January 2019 | Category: Case studies

Summer Placement Experience from Amber Thoma (Campus Brand Manager)