Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance


The Policy describes partnership and highlights that Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is an integral element of Strathclyde’s pre-entry, learning and teaching and graduate provision. 


The following groups are eligible to access Careers Service facilities and are therefore stakeholders of this policy:

  • Currently registered full-time, part-time and distance learning students on degree and postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) courses.
  • Currently registered students on the above courses which are jointly awarded by Strathclyde and a partner institution, in cases where Strathclyde is the ‘administering institution’.
  • Students temporarily suspended from the above courses.
  • Students who discontinue from the above courses in the period immediately after leaving their studies at Strathclyde.
  • Graduates of the University of Strathclyde.


Careers Education

Designed to enable students to:

  • Assess themselves realistically for post university options;
  • Identify and explore appropriate fields of graduate opportunity;
  • Make decisions and plan action related to their career;
  • Increase the competence and confidence in the job search process and for the post-university experience, including engagement with Continuous Professional Development and lifelong learning

Careers Information

Access to a wide range of reliable, up-to-date careers information in hard and electronic formats on:

  • The career choice process;
  • Occupations;
  • Further study and funding;
  • Employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and abroad;
  • Self-employment;
  • Job search and vacancies;
  • Self-presentation via CVs, applications and interviews;
  • Psychometric tests and other selection procedures;
  • Graduates’ destinations. 

Careers Advice and Guidance

Informed, impartial careers guidance delivered in a confidential manner appropriate to the specific needs of individuals, including course changers and discontinuers, so that they can:

  • Clarify the issues that are relevant to the stage of their career planning;
  • Identify and feel confident about the steps they need to take to make progress;
  • Feel understood and supported;
  • Understand how the attributes they have developed fit the graduate labour market and their career aspirations.

Services to users with additional support needs

Self-help resources and individual support and guidance resources will be made available by the University via the Careers Service and academic departments to students who may be disadvantaged in the labour market – eg. Disabled, mature, ethnic minority and international students. 


If you would like any advice on what this policy offers you, please contact the Careers service.


University Policy on Careers Education Information and Guidance

Relevant Links

Here are additional links of interest

Careers Service

Academic Policies & Procedures