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Students explore the WW2 history of multinational consultancy firm

Second year students from across the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities work with industry partners on live briefs as part of their ‘Applied Humanities’ module, enabling them to develop a range of practical employability skills.

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Victoria Drye

English Lit student lands finance job at PwC with critical thinking

Victoria Drye is yet to complete her BA (Hons) English Literature degree at Leeds Beckett University, but she’s already secured a job on the graduate scheme at professional services powerhouse, PwC. Working in their tax line of service, Victoria explains how her study of English Literature has enabled her to secure a role in finance.

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Rebecca Jackson (a girl in her late teens with dark hair and a red jumpe) stood in a corridor holding a laptop

Green Gecko & Digital Career Cartographies

In conjunction with taking part in the Career Cartographies module as part of her English with Creative Writing course, Rebecca Jackson spent several weeks at Green Gecko, a digital advertising agency in Leeds.

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Samantha Mitchell

History graduate looks to the future with a promising career in HR

After graduating with a first-class honour’s degree in History, the skills Samantha learnt at university, such as historical data analysis, helped her to successfully secure a job in human resources.

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Courtney Castle

Marketing success for English Lit graduate

It was during a university work placement at a publishing house when Courtney Castle, English Literature graduate, discovered how her creative writing talents could be transferred to writing social and online web content. Less than a year after graduating from Leeds Beckett University, Courtney is already successfully making her way up the marketing career ladder.

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Employability event

Employability Fortnight

University Careers Consultant Ben Robertson talks about the 'Employability Fortnight' organised by the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities and its value for students.