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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.

1-2-1 support

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 coming soon.

Work Experience Bursaries

We offer bursaries to help you gain work experience relevant to your future career plans, in either the Easter or summer vacation period. Once you have secured a placement, you are then able to apply for a bursary.

This scheme is open to students from a household with an income of £25,000 or below and meet an additional widening participation criteria.

Details of how to apply for the scheme for 2019/20 will be posted here when it goes live.

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