School of Health and Society: Employability Support
Boost your employability, gain industry experience, and unlock graduate-level opportunities! Get the support you need to excel in Psychology, Sports Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Exercise in Medicine, Sports Science, Social Policy, Sociology, or Criminology. Discover placement opportunities and develop essential skills for your future success.
Cathy Deihim is your Employability Advisor and can offer you valuable 1:1 (one-to-one) support. Get in touch with Cathy for a tailored advice session to match your needs: finding work placements, internships, graduate schemes, volunteering and part-time work opportunities to boost your employability.
Get in touch:
- Email Cathy to book a 1:1 appointment.
- Enquire about weekly online drop-ins that take place every Tuesday, 14:30-16:30.
- From September, visit the team's weekly employability table on Allerton Concourse every Wednesday, 10:00-13:00
"Cathy helped me search for placement options I would be interested in and went the extra mile messaging the head of the placement team. With her help, I secured a final year placement that has allowed me to gain work experience in the sports science field."
Third year Sports Science student
"Cathy is an amazing employability advisor, who genuinely cares about pupils and goes out of her way to help to the best of her ability. She arranged a meeting within the week, put together opportunities available for me and even had a look at my CV. I had a positive experience and recommend reaching out if you're looking for employability support."
First year Psychology student
Find the perfect work placement
Transform your academic knowledge into real-world skills through work-integrated learning. Gain valuable industry experience, build a strong network, make informed career choices, and stand out as a competitive job applicant. Health and Society students can work with charities, professional sports teams, healthcare settings, and more. Recent opportunities include Salford CVS, Salford Foundation, Reach out, Change Grow Live, and the Greater Manchester Probation Service. Elevate your career prospects today!
Talks to boost your employability
Get career insights and enhance your employability skills with our team's exciting Boost talks. Led by industry professionals and community organisations, these talks provide valuable tips on kickstarting your desired career and answer your burning questions. Recent Boost talks have showcased speakers from Teach First, youth-based charities, the civil service, and the Adelphi Group for graduate opportunities. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Alumni Insights talks
A degree from the University of Salford is often the first step in a long, successful career and provides opportunities to work within a wide range of industries. That's why the Alumni team regularly invite graduates back to share their industry experience with current students.
Recent Alumni Insights talks have featured alumni now pursuing careers in Psychology, Law, English & Creative Writing and more. You'll learn how to stand out to future employers, tips for finding success in your chosen field and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
More support for career development
Employability advisers like Cathy are based within all the schools, each with a particular remit. Cathy covers the non allied health programmes which include Psychology, Sports Rehabilitation, Nutrition and exercise as Medicine, Sports Science, Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology. The Careers and Enterprise team, however, provide support to all students within the School, including all allied and non allied health programmes.
This support includes information, advice and guidance on: career planning, finding and applying for employment opportunities, writing and tailoring CVs, interview preparation, business start-up, freelancing, further study and much more! Throughout the year the team also provide online resources, bookable appointments, employability workshops and employer events.