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Dedicated careers support for FirstGeneration+ students
FirstGeneration+ refers to UK undergraduates who are either in the first generation of their family at University, are in receipt of a University maintenance bursary and/or meet a widening participation criteria.
All students should have the chance to thrive in the right career, yet certain features of the graduate labour market can favour people from more privileged backgrounds, and regardless of background, some students find it easier to make the move into graduate employment than others.
So, if you are a Firstgeneration+ student, the Careers Service can offer support to help you to succeed in your career after university along with other students.
As a FirstGeneration+ student you will have exclusive access to appointments where you can see the same Careers Consultant each time. Seeing the same consultant means you don’t have to explain everything to a new face every time you come; there’s someone who knows you. Book an appointment on Career Connect via MUSE.
DYF Monthly Newsletter
Each month we will send out our DYF newsletter; this will showcase opportunities available to you from the Careers Service, from the wider university, and from external organisations. See our latest newsletter
For any queries contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Employability Opportunities Fund
You can apply for up to £500 per academic year to cover the expenses related to taking part in an opportunity to develop your employability, which is not work experience or a placement. The Fund also includes opportunities that might take place virtually and covers the expenses that you might incur to take part in something online.
|Am I eligible to apply?||
To apply to the Employability Opportunities Fund, your opportunity must not yet have taken place and you must:
Please note: we may prioritise applications from students who are from groups that are currently under-represented in higher education and therefore meet one or more of the following widening participation criteria:
|What sort of opportunities can I take part in?||
To apply to the Employability Opportunities Fund, your opportunity must not yet have taken place and be one of the following:
Please note: At the point of application you must be able to provide evidence that the opportunity is bookable / is definitely taking place.
|What expenses can I claim?||
You can apply for funding to cover the following types of expenses:
|How do I apply?||
Complete the online application form to provide details of the opportunity and the expenses you expect to have as a result of taking part. As part of the application form we will also ask you to give approximate costs and tell us what benefit taking part in this opportunity will have for you. If you are taking part in more than one activity, please complete a separate application form for each.
This is a competitive process and we do receive more applications than we are able to fund. Therefore please do take time and care with your application.
Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and you will know the outcome of your application within one week of the end of month deadline. If your application is submitted just after a deadline it will be considered for the following deadline. Successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence that the opportunity is bookable / is definitely taking place and submit receipts / evidence of expenses before receiving funding.
Deadlines for the 2019/20 academic year are as follows:
Thursday 30th April 2020
Sunday 31st May 2020 (last chance for final year students to apply)
Tuesday 30th June 2020
|Who do I contact if I still have questions?||
If you have any questions that cannot be answered by this webpage, or you are unsure about any of the criteria, please get in touch via email to email@example.com.