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Students working with computers

The activities in this section will help you make the links – for example between your academic studies and the workplace, and from your previous work roles to those you hope to do in the future.


It can be easy to dismiss experiences as irrelevant if they do not obviously connect with each other – for example the experience needed for a job vacancy could have been gained in a very different role or context.

Whatever your current or previous job, it gives the chance to practise skills highly valued by most employers, and at the same time gives an insight into business and workplace culture.


'CV tip here!' Keeping track of such experiences will give you the evidence you need for job applications and will provide a talking point at interviews to demonstrate your qualities and potential.

Useful resources on the specific skills developed through a degree in Computing: