Who we are
The Careers Service aims to enhance students' and graduates' career prospects.
We draw upon our professional expertise in the context of higher education:
- to enable students and graduates to develop the skills to make career decisions throughout their lives. We aim to complement the learning and development provided by academic colleagues
- to enable academic colleagues to make effective use of labour market intelligence. And to incorporate employability in their academic planning and work with students
- to enhance the reputation of the University as a source of high-quality graduate and student talent
- to update students and graduates on any changing recruitment trends
How we help
The main ways we help are through:
- online resources. Our website has information for students on career planning. Once you're registered as a student, you can access our Careers Toolkit, Vacancy portal, and Careers Module. You can also book appointments via MyCareer
- employer-led events and presentations on campus or online each year. Many employers run their own information sessions and events online or off-campus. We advertise these on our Events calendar. We recommend that you check this regularly for updates and details on how to register to attend appointments.
- our team of qualified Careers Consultants offers impartial, confidential advice and guidance. We also offer CV/Application checks with one of our trained Curriculum Vitae (CV) Advisors
- watch our induction video. This explains how to use our website. It also details the range of online resources that you can access once you're here
What we do not do
We're not qualified to give detailed advice about visas or your entitlement to work in the UK. Check out the sections on working and planning ahead. There are some useful contacts to help with these questions.
We do not recommend students to employers. We can help you find out about employers and make applications for jobs but we do not have any special influence with employers.
We cannot provide lists of employers recruiting from your country or your degree subject.
We're happy to give advice on the structure and content of your application forms and CV. But we can't write it for you. Or correct mistakes in spelling or grammar. We will point out any areas that need improving. Your application must be in your own words. Employers will expect UK university graduates to have a good command of the English language.