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<br /> targetjobs.co.uk/IT<br /> We are the UK's student<br /> mental health charity.<br /> We <br /> your own mental health, support<br /> others and create change.<br /> Student life<br /> is so different<br /> this year<br /> www.studentminds.org.uk<br /> @StudentMindsOrg<br /> For help through coronavirus visit studentspace.org.uk<br /> WELCOME<br /> 1<br /> 2021<br /> Edition<br /> Editor's column<br /> The coronavirus pandemic has caused a fair amount of disruption for the UK's<br /> job market and there's no way to be 100% certain about what the future holds.<br /> However, the IT and technology sector has proven to be one of the most<br /> resilient, making it an appealing career choice for soon-to-be graduates. Many<br /> technology job roles, including software developers and QA testers, were able<br /> to operate with little to no disruption due to the ease of carrying out work<br /> online or remotely. 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