The Careers and Employability Service works in partnership with all academic schools to ensure that students receive early and well targeted careers information, advice and guidance so they can develop the skills and attributes which are at a premium with employers.

Examples of effective practice include:

School of Biological Sciences Careers evenings

Held 2-3 times per academic year and featuring external speakers, many of whom are alumni, these careers evenings provide opportunities for students to hear about a range of careers open to students within the school and an opportunity to network with staff in key organisations to secure placements and graduate employment.

School of Law Careers seminars

Careers staff liaise with academic staff to organise careers evenings with alumni undertaking different roles both in and outwith the practice of law, so that students can hear from current professionals about the importance of work experience and appropriate skills development as well as making contacts in their field of interest.

School of Education conferences

Student engagement conferences are organised by the School of Education twice a year. Careers staff provide input on interviews and applying for positions which sit alongside seminars on a range of classroom based issues.

School of Geosciences taught courses

Careers staff input to the third year “Professional Archaeology” academic course designing and delivering two sessions on CV writing and interview technique as well as conducting summative assessments within the course.

Online provision to students of all schools

A suite of 0-credit Professional Skills courses have been created covering a range of careers and employability topics. Find out more.

Contact the Careers and Employability Service

Academic staff wishing to discuss possible careers and employability input to their students should, in the first instance, contact the member of careers staff who liaises between the Careers and Employability Service and the School.