Careers, jobs and my future
Preparing for your future is about more than finishing your course. There are plenty of ways to increase your employability, turn you into an effective leader, broaden your horizons with overseas opportunities and prepare you for life after graduation.
You’re aiming for a successful career after graduation and we want to help you get there. Access practical tips from getting a part-time job to finding graduate positions, from learning how to craft the perfect CV to connecting with industry and from joining a mentoring programme to finding volunteering opportunities. This is your go-to place for making yourself more employable.
Careers & Enterprise
Our masters of all things employability are Careers & Enterprise. They are your key to becoming more employable and for finding out how to get to your end goal. They can even help you work out what career might be best for you. Connect with them to make yourself more employable, find practical tips and find out how to start your own business or become self-employed.
Other opportunities for your development
Mentoring and Leadership
Leadership skills are highly valued by potential employers and are worth developing along with your teamwork skills. Being mentored can give you insight into how you can progress in your chosen career path and gives you insight into industry. Mentors can support you through advice, introductions and guidance. We run several mentoring schemes to increase your employability, such as the Industry Advice Mentoring Scheme and our BAME Futures Programme, as well as programmes to develop your leadership skills such as Common Purpose Future Leaders Experience.
Volunteering can improve your careers prospects and it’s also a great way of getting a good work-life balance. Helping others can improve your mental and physical health – plus it’s a great way to meet new people.
If you want to know more about volunteering at the University or in the local community, our Students’ Union run a great volunteering programme.
Experience the opportunity of a lifetime and take your studies or work overseas. If you are looking to acquire global skills, the international opportunities available to you are endless. Global skills are becoming more desirable among employers and it’s worth considering international opportunities as part of your studies. Consider short-term experiences and work placements abroad, scholarships, international activities on campus and a lot more.
Graduation is an exciting part of your future and something to aim towards while you’re studying. We have a whole section of the website dedicated to information about graduation itself.
Find out more about Graduation