Careers after uni: ‘It’s really easy to get advice at UWE Bristol’

The university’s career services help to guide students in the right direction, offering a wealth of industry placements and work-related learning

Attending his first networking event as a new student, Lewis Nicholson was relieved to walk away with a fistful of business cards. “That was my first taste of networking, and I threw myself in at the deep end. It was nerve-racking.” He’s been honing his business and softer skills with the help of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) ever since.

During his three years of study, he’s won money in a university Dragons’ Den-style competition, set up his own business and worked on live briefs for businesses as part of his degree in business team entrepreneurship. While he enjoys the creativity of building his online tea retail business, Green Panda Tea – a spin-out from one of his degree projects – he’s also been investigating graduate jobs.

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