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Music, students and employability

As I’ve written about several times previously,the employability of our students in Life After Kent is important, both to us as an extra-curricular department – the range of disciplines being studied in combination with musical pursuits at the university is extraordinary – and to the University itself, with its Employability Points Scheme and the Careers and Employability Service.

With this in mind (and with only a slight changing of ‘music students’ to ‘musical students’), here’s a useful article in The Guardian recently, focusing on the employability of music graduates and the range of skills they can offer that make them highly desirable in the employment sector.

The experience of organising, hosting, and performing in events that are open to the public provides them with skills beyond those on other degree programmes.

Read the article in full here.

Pinning your hopes: guest post #3 on the Employability blog

As both readers of this blog may have seen, I’ve recently written several features for the University’s Employability blog on musicians, transferable skills and musical Life After Kent.

ArtsVac_board_newThe latest post, Pinning your hopes, takes a look at the virtual pinboard I run on Pinterest, reasons for setting it up and what (and whom) it’s there for.

Read for yourself over on the Employability blog here.

You can’t take it with you. Wait, yes you can!

Over on the University’s¬†Employability blog, the first of three articles I’ve guest-written about musicians, transferable skills, and employability.

This first feature looks at the array of skills with which¬†musicians are often equipped – sometimes without even realising….

Writing
Mightier than the sword…

(There’s even a reference to Hugh de Bonneville too…)

Read the article here.

Employability: arts vacancies Pinterest board

As a means of organising all the arts vacancies advertisements that I’ve hitherto been posting to our Facebook group, you can now Follow a special Arts Vacancies board on Pinterest.

As we come across arts vacancies in the south-east region (mainly Canterbury, but occasionally further afield – there’s currently one for Plymouth on there!), I’ll be adding them to the board with the closing date for applications indicated, so you can quickly see all the extant opportunities, together with direct links to the relevant website.

VacanciesBoard

This will be your one-stop guide to current arts-related opportunities, as well as provide an idea of various arts organisations and institutions that provide them.

Click here to visit: keep watching…