International students


To enhance the experience of our international student community, we've put together a wealth of information, events, and resources tailored to your unique journey. Discover how our dedicated International Support team can guide you at every step, ensuring you make the most of your time at Salford, setting the course for a successful global career.

International Student Employability Journey


Settling in and getting started - Get involved in any Welcome activities and check out StartSmart* for a summary of the best events to help you settle into university life and build up your network. Check out the International Café to meet some friends and head over to the USSU to join some societies. At the Careers Hub you can meet our team and explore your options.  

Building UK Experience - It’s never too early to start developing your understanding of the UK jobs market and starting to research potential employers. Working a part time job, completing a placement, doing some work shadowing, joining societies, or volunteering with the Students' Union are all great ways of boosting your employability skills to build your UK experience. Our Perfect Your Professional Skills* workshop is a great place to discover all the unwritten rules of business etiquette in the UK. 

Career Planning - Speak to the Employability Advisers* in your School to help you link your studies to future employment opportunities. Look out for our workshops on career planning, learn how to Ace Your Applications * and access Handshake for vacancies and networking opportunities. Be sure to look out for our Careers Fairs where you can meet a wide range of organisations to develop your industry awareness. Careers Fairs in the UK are different to those in other countries, so attend one of our preparation workshops to learn how to make the most of them.


CV Support and Employability Skills - You’ll be developing new skills all the time and our Employability Skills Checklist will help you to identify and record them. Come along to one of our CV workshops and access our CV resources online for tips on how to incorporate these newly acquired skills into a CV that will help you stand out. Remember that CVs are different in different countries, see our CV e-learning on How to Write a Professional CV to make your CV UK-friendly and then speak to an adviser for tailored advice. 

Applications - What’s the application process for placements? Do you feel confident about applying for roles? If you’d like to know more, talk to your school’s employability team, come along to one of our workshops, or book a one-to-one appointment with the Careers and Enterprise team. Places are competitive so apply early to ensure you don’t miss out! 

Interviews and Assessments - Our partnership with Graduates First provides Salford students with a range of free practice aptitude tests from verbal to reasoning to assessment centre exercises. Have a go at online practice interviews through Shortlist.Me where you’ll receive instant feedback on your interview performance. We also offer in person mock interviews so contact the Careers and Enterprise team to find out more! 


Careers advice - If you want to talk through your ideas or would like some help putting your plans in place, the Careers and Enterprise team are here to help. Book an appointment or attend one of our workshops for support and advice. Remember, appointments are available online and face to face while you are a student and for the rest of your life once you’ve graduated. 

Graduate opportunities and visa options - If you are planning to apply for graduate roles keep an eye on closing dates to make sure you don’t miss out. Visit the Careers Hub on campus to access useful resources and look out for our workshops on graduate job hunting. Considering your visa options early is essential for your success, see our advice article for international students to help you find the best support and information. 

After graduation - As a graduate of The University of Salford, you’ll continue to have access to a range of online resources, services and opportunities to assist you in moving towards your longer-term career goal. Whether that’s working in the UK, returning to your home country, applying to work in a new country, or starting your own business, our support is available to you for the rest of your life for free.