Support we offer

The Careers Service provides specialist guidance, advice and information to University staff to support all students, researchers and graduates (for up to 3 years post graduation) to make well-informed and confident decisions about their current and future career plans and the practical steps needed to support these plans. Our aims and priorities set out our commitment to the service provided to our users.

Our teams work collaboratively with you to develop and embed employability learning and teaching activity in your programmes and provide guidance in relation to extra-curricular activity throughout the student journey.

Find out more about the support we offer.

How we support staff

Departmental careers service staff contacts

Each Department has a dedicated Careers and Employability Consultant, who you can contact to discuss embedding employability in your programmes and any other aspect of careers-related support.

Embedding Employability

Resources to support embedding employability learning and teaching in your programmes are available on the Elevate web pages. Your Careers and Employability Consultant would be happy to discuss how to work together to:

  • Design and review any in-programme integrated Careers and Employability related timetabled sessions
  • Review specific modules or whole programme Learning Outcomes to ensure they address the need for students to develop and articulate their employability within your curricula
  • Design individual or small group tutorials where employability/career planning is a key topic
  • Implement the University’s Student mySkills tool and map the Graduate Attributes to your curricula

Contact your Careers and Employability Consultant to discuss your ideas further

How we support your Students and Graduates

We aim to support you to support your students’ and graduates’ holistic careers and employability development and to manage successful transitions into the world of work/placement or further study. Contact your Careers and Employability Consultant or use our online Elevate resources for additional support.

Explore and Develop

We help students and graduates explore their career options.

We have information on our website, online courses and live webinars to help students think more deeply about their skills, experience, motivations and also to explore future career/study options open to them with their degree.

Find

We provide information on and suggest opportunities for part-time work, volunteering, placements/internships to help students and graduates develop skills and career confidence.

Act

We have lots of information and advice about how to apply for jobs, and be successful at interviews or other assessment activities. Not only do we advertise vacancies but we get employers onto (virtual) campus for recruitment fairs and other events so students and graduates can meet them.

mySkills

mySkills is an innovative way for current students to assess, record, build and reflect on their own skills. Their profile and record of personal development will be unique to them and will be invaluable in creating their CV and strengthening job applications and interview performance.

The mySkills webpage provides students with further information. There is also a video for you to gain an insight into how mySkills works

Employer engagement and placement support for staff

The Employer and Placements Team in the Careers Service provides support to departments:

  • Whose students choose to undertake an integrated work-based placement at any point during their course. The Placement Information page will provide you with more details and information.
  • Where lecturers are seeking to source employers/industrialists/recruiters to provide, for example, live briefs/projects or case studies as well as interactive talks or workshops on the opportunities in their sectors. Please contact your Careers and Employability Consultant so we can liaise with the relevant employers