Guest blogs

To bring you insight and tips from students and graduates, LJMU colleagues and industry professionals across different sectors, we’ve selected some useful articles from a range of blogs. If you have come across any helpful posts that you think would be interesting for your fellow LJMU students to read, send us your recommendation(s) to Or if you have written a blog article about your own work or voluntary experiences you’d like to share here, let us know!

Guest blogs from LJMU’s Student Advice and Wellbeing Services

In our first guest blog from an LJMU colleague, James Forshaw, Senior Student Funding Officer at LJMU, offers some useful advice for all 2020 graduates on some key financial decisions depending on your chosen next steps.

If you are an international student, check out our guest blog from the International Advice Team answering your questions about the new Post Study Work Visa.

Guest blogs from LJMU students and graduates

In our first guest blog for the new academic year, a ‘lockdown graduate’ provides some great tips and advice for freshers about to embark on their university journey, covering online lectures, socially-distanced socialising, and health and wellbeing.

Job-hunting and labour market information


Charlie Ball, resident graduate labour market expert for Prospects, busts three common myths about the graduate labour market on his guest blog for Class of 2020.

Placements and Graduate Schemes


James, graduate management trainee at Enterprise at their busy airport location in Belfast, gives you behind the scenes access to a day in the life of a management trainee.

Business and Law 

Business and Law

Lucy Cole of ‘Lucy Does Law’ fame shares her recommendations for best legal podcasts and best websites for researching law firms. Also check out her vlogs and lifestyle tips for law students as well as her Instagram.

Practising solicitor Bernadette McDonald, who is also a PhD researcher at LJMU, provides useful tips for Law students on using reflection to create a personal development plan on The Law Hub Online.

Have your legal work experience and vacation scheme plans been scuppered this summer? Learn about useful resources and newsletters to keep you connected to your sector, and find out about relevant organisations for networking with legal professionals in this handy summary.

Girls in Marketing run a great blog on digital marketing, covering social media, search engine optimisation, content and email marketing, as well as PR and events. Their podcasts and webinars are also well worth looking at!

Are you interested in getting a job in public relations? Sam Allcock, Director and Founder of PR Fire, shares his ultimate guide to landing a job in PR. have a team of bloggers reporting on their experiences of legal study and work. Joe provides some advice for first-year law students on staying busy and proactive during this unprecedented time, while Sian shares her baby step towards commercial awareness.

Humanities, Arts, Media and Journalism


Five ‘top tips’ from Sky Sports News producer Maddy Morrison for Media and Broadcast students on how to secure jobs in this competitive sector.

Are you interested in a career in the charity sector? Lockdown has not only provided challenges for fundraising but threatened the future of many charities. Show your understanding of the changing face of the sector in applications and interviews by following news updates and brush up on virtual fundraising and digital transformation.



Have your laboratory practicals or projects been cancelled or moved online? Careers Consultant Katie Dallison shares tips and advice from science recruiters and employers on how you can still secure a lab-based job.

Engineering, Technology and Built Environment


Did you know that 23rd June was International Women in Engineering Day? To celebrate, the Institution of Civil Engineers features some interesting articles on their blog on the challenges of being a woman civil engineer in 2020 and how the industry can attract more females.

Teaching and Education


School closures, home-schooling and the gradual re-opening of schools required adaptability and creative thinking from education leaders and teachers. Learn how to support SEND students remotely, how coronavirus could change behaviour management, effective timetabling for remote learning/socially-distanced schooling and more on the TES blog.

Diversity in the Workplace


Tommy, Assistant Branch Manager for Enterprise in North West England, reflects on his involvement with the company’s LGBTQ+ committee and how Enterprise’s culture makes him feel valued and included.

Enterprise’s first and second female CEOs, Pam Nicholson and Chrissy Taylor, share their journeys from management intern/trainee to CEO.

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