Once you get here you will be really busy getting to know a new city, making friends and starting your studies. Here are a list of things you can do before you come to help prepare you for finding part-time work and to make the most of your Strathclyde experience.

  • Access web services
    • The Careers Service has detailed information and lots of resources on its website. Most of these can be accessed before you come to study at Strathclyde
  • Check the details of your Visa
    • It is important to know exactly what work you can do and cannot do. You can find more information and links to visa advice in the ‘Can I Work While Studying?’ section
  • Research jobs
  • Prepare your CV
    • Use the guidance on the Careers website to research how to create a CV suitable for the UK job market
    • CVs take quite a lot of time to write well so starting before you move here will help you to be prepared

Using the service

Once you start your course don’t forget to make use of all the services that we offer.

  • Briefing Sessions, MyCareer, the Scottish Graduate Fair, Employer Events and a CV appointment, are all great ways to get started.
  • Once you have settled in, you may want to have an appointment with a Careers Consultant to help you decide on your options for after your course finishes.

Broader Opportunities

University in Scotland is not just about your academic course. While you are here there will be a wide range of different opportunities that you can take part in. UK employers value candidates with experiences and skills gained in lots of ways and it is important to have fun and make friends too!

  • Get involved with the Students’ Union: You can find out about the wide range of Student Union opportunities here
  • Volunteering with a charity is a great way to help people and to gain valuable experience. You can find opportunities through the Student Union Volunteer Hub, opportunities around Glasgow with Volunteer Glasgow, or throughout Scotland with Volunteer Scotland.
  • Networking can be a great way to meet professionals in your field, meet new people and find out about opportunities. Come along to Careers Events, free events going on around Glasgow, or there may be a relevant Professional Body for the subject you are studying that puts on events

Learning Diary

It can be really helpful to keep a Learning Diary. You can use it to help you update your CV and build your Linkedin profile.

  • Regularly make a list of the skills you have learned, knowledge you have gained and activities you have been involved with
  • This can be from your course, your part time job, volunteering or from taking part in some of the other activities on offer
  • Whether it be daily, weekly or monthly, it will help you to remember everything you have done