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What do you actually do? - a podcast from Careers and Placements

What do you actually do is a podcast released every other week during term time.

Have you ever wondered what a particular job actually involves? Our podcast series What do you actually do? aims to answer that question.

What do you do all day? What skills do you need? How did you get the job? What advice do you have for students?

Get the answers to these questions along with career inspiration, top tips and insider knowledge every other week during semesters when Kate Morris asks our guest, ‘What do you actually do?’

Each podcast is accompanied by a blog post with a full transcript of the episode and useful links to help with your research. You'll find the blog link for each episode in the podcast description. 

Latest episode: Media and Communications with Molly Watson

Listen as Kate chats to Molly Watson about her past life working as a BBC News Journalist and her recent career change. She currently works as a Media and Communications Officer focusing on the impact of food on climate change. In this conversation, they discuss the similarities and differences between journalism and a communications role, leaving your comfort zone and making a career change and also Molly's thoughts on what personal qualities are helpful for a career in journalism or communications.

Listen as Kate gets to the bottom of what Molly’s job looks like. 

Molly's Bio:
I'm a media and communications officer working with Professor Sarah Bridle, communicating about the impact of food on climate change and how we can make our food system more resilient. Until a year ago I'd spent my career working in journalism, starting off in newspapers before moving to the BBC and working as a tv news producer.

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