Working in Partnership
Careers Network provides tailored advice and guidance for students by school, department and programme area. Our expert teams also provide a range of individual appointments, workshops and presentations, careers and employer events as well as a series of print and digital resources to support students with their careers and employability needs. See below a new staff guide to our 'Comprehensive careers support'.
Students and Graduates can access a range of services by seeing a careers consultant or an employability development officer. Careers consultants are professionally trained and have a caseload of subjects in which they specialise as well as working generically.
More detailed information can be found on the Students and Graduates part of the website.
- Talks on a wide range of occupational areas.
- Workshops on CVs, Application Forms and Interviews.
- Practice Psychometric Testing Sessions with confidential feedback.
- Skills Programmes – Direct Your Career, with events running throughout semesters 1 and 2.
- Workshadowing Scheme – second years have the opportunity to workshadow a professional for one day.
- Mentoring schemes for specific groups.
- Careers Fairs – in the autumn, spring and early summer.
- Employer Presentations – held throughout the give students the chance to learn about companies at first hand.
Full details of all these activities are found in Careers Events on our website.
See the Access Careers Help section under the Students and Graduates part of the website for more information.
Careers Network is targeted by a large number of employers and its website contains information about vacancies for current students and graduates looking for permanent employment. It also carries a wide range of vacation work and placement opportunities.
The Careers Network team have regular contact with students. See below for further details:
- First years
- Are emailed newsletters alerting them to vacation work, where to get advice on CVs and other information. We see students who are considering a course change and those who have failed their examinations or had their studies terminated.
- Second years
- If there is a placement option careers consultants offer sessions on application writing and generally help students to prepare. All students are made aware of the resources available to them and encouraged to find some work experience. Newsletters and emails keep students in touch with key issues during the year. The Workshadowing Scheme and the Insight into Management course are aimed specifically at second year students.
- Careers consultations attend all departments at the start of the year and promote what Careers Network offer and its resources. Finalists receive mailed information prior to the start of the year and regular emails about events. They are one of the main groups targeted for the skills programmes and presentations held on campus by employers.
- Postgraduate Taught Students
- Talks to Master's students are given during the academic year. PGT's have their own careers information induction packs via their course tutors at the start of the academic year.
- Postgraduate Researchers
- Have specific and individual enquiries and are most welcome to book career consultations at any time. They have a dedicated programme of workshops run by the Careers Network team through Staff Development and also their specific careers consultant for PGR's.
- International Students
- Specific resources include :
- A careers consultant with responsibility for international students
- Introductory sessions on the English Language pre- sessional course run by Student Support Centre.
- Workshops and leaflets on the application process and employment and permission for international students to work in the UK.
- A section of the Careers Network website – Information for International Students.
- Specific resources include :