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Read on to discover how we can work together to ensure your students are well equipped when they start making their career plans.

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Our offer to you

The Careers and Enterprise Team are here to help equip our students and graduates with vital business, careers and employability skills to help them progress in the world of work, during their time at University and beyond graduation. We offer a variety of appointments, drop-ins, sessions and events throughout the year that students and graduates can attend.

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Referring your students

Careers and Enterprise services are available to all students and graduates of the University. 

Areas of support we can offer our students or graduates:

  • Discussing their career options beyond graduation (it's never too early to start the conversation!)
  • Looking for placements
  • Creating a CV or completing applications
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Equipping our students with vital business skills - generating business ideas, business planning, finance and funding, networking and marketing.
  • A jobs portal covering part-time roles, placement opportunities, graduate jobs.

If you're a staff member looking for advice on career planning and/or personal development, please contact Human Resources internally or the National Careers Service.

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Careers development sessions

Are you looking to include more Careers and Enterprise content within your programme? We offer a wide range of sessions and can work with you to make the session content bespoke to your programme.

Our staff can run various career development sessions for your students. Sessions can be integrated into your students’ timetable. They aim to enhance student employability with focused content on job seeking, employability and enterprise.

The sections below show which sessions we recommend for each year group. You can also find out further details about the sessions we run.

Year one Year two Year three
  • Introduction to Careers and Enterprise
  • Why do a placement?
  • Is postgraduate study for me?
  • Getting interview ready
  • Making effective job applications
  • Effective networking
  • Why be enterprising?
  • Business planning
  • Personal branding
  • Self awareness and peak performance
  • Using social media for your career
  • Career planning and options
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and skills
  • Social enterprise
  • Business idea generation
  • Marketing
  • Business funding and finance
  • Pitching your business idea
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Making the most of your placement
  • Professionalism
  • Making the most of LinkedIn
  • Preparing for psychometric tests
  • Preparing for a careers fair
  • Job hunting that works
  • Maximising your time at University
  • What employers want (skills)
  • Writing a winning CV and covering letter
  • Business branding
  • Business basics
  • Working freelance
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Careers resources

Our advisers have created a number of LinkedIn Learning videos on a variety of topics to help students. To access the learning pathways, students will first need to register with the University LinkedIn Learning page to access the content (free). You can find all of the titles on our Online Learning Page.

As well as this, we have a range of downloadable guides to get students started with career planning, covering everything from deciding what they want to do after graduation to job searching and preparing for interviews. Guides can be found on the relevant webpage, plus a whole host of further information, icould video resources and useful links.

You can contact the Careers and Enterprise Team for further information or to request a specific resource, on 0161 295 0023 (option 5) or careers&