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Our mission is to enhance students' and graduates' career prospects. We value our reputation as one of the most user friendly careers services in higher education. We aim to deliver the best possible service as far as our resources permit.

Opening hours

During semester, we are open

Monday 9 - 5
Tuesday 9 - 5
Wednesday 10 - 5
Thursday 9 - 5
Friday 9 - 5

During vacation, we are open

Monday 10 - 4
Tuesday 10 - 4
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10 - 4
Friday 10 - 4
Contact us

The Careers Service
University of Strathclyde
Level 6
Livingstone Tower
26 Richmond Street
Glasgow, G1 1XH

Telephone no : +44 (0)141 548 4320

(If you have a hearing impairment we are happy to take your call through Typetalk.)

Fax no : +44 (0)141 548 4867

Our mission statement

The mission of the Careers Service is to enhance students' and graduates' career prospects.

We draw upon our professional expertise in the context of higher education:

  • to enable students and graduates from diverse backgrounds to develop the personal skills and confidence required to make appropriate career decisions throughout their lives, complementing the learning and development provided by academic colleagues;
  • to enable academic colleagues and University managers to make effective use of labour market intelligence in their academic planning and work with students;
  • to enhance the reputation of the University of Strathclyde as a preferred source of high quality graduate recruits;
  • to service the changing needs of recruiters of students and graduates.

We achieve this by :

  • providing a quality, comprehensive careers education, information, guidance and job search consultancy for students, appropriate to their needs during their course and after graduation;
  • providing a consultancy service to the University on guidance and recruitment issues and to academics on changing labour market trends and graduate destinations;
  • working with academics to integrate careers education within the curriculum;promoting a proactive, informed, professional consultancy service to employers on the benefits of partnership with Strathclyde and effective means of recruiting graduates;
  • adding value to employers' contact with the Careers Service by linking them to students and academics appropriate to their recruitment needs;
  • being open to learn from best practice amongst other careers services and practitioners in the field of graduate recruitment.
Our service to students and graduates

The Careers Service aims at all times to give University colleagues the highest possible standard of service within our resources. This means that the service you receive will be:

  • based on specialist knowledge and expertise,
  • courteous,
  • efficient,
  • confidential,
  • appropriate to any special need you may have.

Using our services

Our information staff will direct you to appropriate resources. Information is clearly signposted and regularly updated. If you do not find what you are looking for, please speak to our staff.

Seminars have clearly stated objectives and aim to be relevant to their audience.

Careers advisers offer up-to-date advice based on specialist sector knowledge. Appointments for careers interviews are given for the earliest possible date, depending on the nature of your enquiry. We aim to offer you an appointment within 3 weeks of making a request and often much sooner. We aim to be punctual or to inform you if there is an unavoidable delay. Enquiries to our Email Us service will be answered within 4 working days.

There is a small charge for some services if you graduated from Strathclyde more than a year ago or if you are a graduate of another UK university within one year of graduation.

Respecting your rights

The Careers Service respects your rights under the Data Protection Act, the Equality Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

Suggestions

Your suggestions for service improvement are always welcome. Please put them in our suggestion box, send them to our e-mail box yourcareer@strath.ac.uk or mention them to staff.

Complaints

If you ever have cause for complaint, please tell any member of staff, who will try to help you or please speak or write to the Careers Service and Employability Manager. You will receive an acknowledgement within two working days of receiving your complaint and a reply within 5 working days.

If you remain unsatisfied with the action taken or explanation given, please refer to the University Complaints Procedure - or to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

We receive fewer than ten formal complaints in an average year. If you want to know how we handled these, please ask for our complaints analysis.

Our service to employers

The Careers Service aims at all times to give University colleagues the highest possible standard of service within our resources. This means that the service you receive will be:

  • based on specialist knowledge and expertise,
  • courteous,
  • efficient,
  • confidential,
  • appropriate to any special need you may have.

Services are outlined on our website. Our staff offer advice on the services most appropriate to your needs. Most services are free, but where charges are made, these are indicated on our website at prices which offer good value for money.

Consultancy is offered by experienced careers staff on how to raise your profile on campus and contact students and academics in specific disciplines.

Vacancies are advertised on our website within a timescale appropriate to your closing date.

Presentations are advertised to students in all relevant departments through posters and our website. We shall tell you how many people have signed up and a member of staff will meet you if your presentation is on campus.

Recruitment visits:  A member of staff will meet you on arrival and inform you of all arrangements for your visit. Every effort is made to ensure any further needs are met as they arise throughout the day.

Respecting your rights

The Careers Service respects your rights under the Data Protection Act, the Equality Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

Suggestions

Your suggestions for service improvement are always welcome. Please note them on your evaluation form, mention them to a member of staff or send them to our e-mail box yourcareer@strath.ac.uk.

Complaints

If you ever have cause for complaint, please speak or write to Hazel McAllister, Employer Engagement Adviser.  You will receive an acknowledgement within two working days of receiving your complaint and a reply within 5 working days.

If you remain unsatisfied, you may contact The Association of Graduate Recruiters or the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.  

We receive fewer than ten formal complaints in an average year. If you want to know how we handled these, please ask for our complaints analysis.

Our service to university staff

The Careers Service aims at all times to give University colleagues the highest possible standard of service within our resources. This means that the service you receive will be:

  • based on specialist knowledge and expertise,
  • courteous,
  • efficient,
  • confidential,
  • appropriate to any special need you may have.

Using our services

Our staff offer advice and information through a range of services:

  • consultancy on graduate destinations data and interpretation of labour market trends,
  • introductions to employers relevant to your department,
  • contributions on career related topics to marketing and course literature,
  • information about career issues for minority groups, students with special needs and mature students,
  • careers education through the provision of specialised resource materials or careers service delivered seminars within the curriculum.

Respecting your rights

The Careers Service respects your rights under the Data Protection Act, the Equality Act and the Freedom of Information Act

Suggestions

Your suggestions for service improvement are always welcome. Send them to our e-mail box yourcareer@strath.ac.uk or mention them to staff.

Complaints

If you ever have cause for complaint, please speak or write to the Careers Service & Employability Manager.  You will receive an acknowledgement within two working days of receiving your complaint and a reply within 5 working days.  We receive fewer than ten formal complaints in an average year. If you want to know how we handled these, please ask for our complaints analysis.

Students & graduates of other universities

Student of another University

We are sorry we can't offer you access to our resources or services. However:

  • Your own university is likely to have its own Careers Service and you will be able to get help there. 
  • You can attend the Scottish Graduate Fair to meet employers. The fair is supported by all higher education careers services, is held in October at the SECC in Glasgow and is open to students of all universities. The fair attracts 100 employers and postgraduate recruiters, making it the biggest graduate recruitment event in Scotland.
  • You will also be able to get excellent information and advice on making your career choice, occupational and postgraduate study information and job searching at Prospects the official national careers website.

Graduate of the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University or University of the West of Scotland

We are sorry we can't offer you access to our resources or services. You may be able to get help from your own University Careers Service.  However, you can:

  • Attend the Scottish Graduate Fair to meet Employers. The fair is supported by all higher education careers services, is held in October at the SECC in Glasgow and is open to graduates of all universities. The fair approximately 90 employers and postgraduate recruiters, making it the biggest graduate recruitment event in Scotland.
  • Use on-line tutorials on CV's, interviews and graduate job search provided by University Careers Services in Scotland and hosted at SORTED!
  • Get excellent information and advice on making your career choice, occupational and postgraduate study information and job searching at Prospects the official national graduate careers website.

Graduate of a UK or Irish University beyond the West of Scotland

If you can't easily travel to your own University Careers Service you may use the facilities at Strathclyde University for up to 1 year after graduation. There's a small charge for certain services. You can:

  • Use our careers resource centre.
  • Have an appointment with a Careers Adviser. At peak times priority is given to our own students and graduates.
  • Join our seminars, but priority of places must be given to our own students and graduates.
  • Search our vacancies
  • Attend the Scottish Graduate Fair. The fair is held in October at the SECC in Glasgow and is open to graduates of all universities. The fair attracts over 100 employers and postgraduate recruiters, making it the largest graduate recruitment event in Scotland.

Other sources of help for graduates

  • Use on-line tutorials on CV's, interviews and graduate job search provided by University Careers Services in Scotland and hosted at SORTED!
  • Get excellent information and advice on making your career choice, occupational and postgraduate study information and job searching at Prospects, the official national graduate careers website.
  • Sign up with the national graduate service My Prospects for jobs and postgrad courses nationwide.

 

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