Careers Network

Students from diverse backgrounds

Support for carers

Completing a degree whilst caring for a loved one can be a great challenge and can sometimes present difficulties when trying to secure work experience and career plan. Careers Network are here to support you through your time here at University and are committed to helping you find the best possible options to develop yourself, gain experience and navigate your next steps, alongside managing your caring responsibilities.

Appointments and advice

Careers Network is committed to encouraging and empowering all students and graduates to reach their personal best in their personal and professional life. Our Careers Consultants and careers staff are trained to give impartial and non-judgemental tailored information, advice and guidance on your individual needs. You can book an appointment to see an advisor here.


Work experience

As a carer, it can be difficult to manage your responsibilities whilst trying to gain extensive work experience and for some students, a placement year may not be feasible. However, Careers Network can help you find a way of gaining experience in a more flexible manner to fit around your caring responsibilities. This can include short term or virtual work shadowing, volunteering (including one off opportunities), internships, speculative applications, and part time work.


Professional Networks

Developing professional contacts is also very important and Careers Network can support you through giving you the option to get a mentor on Lboro Connect to talk through areas you would like to develop. As the mentoring is delivered digitally (via email, Lboro Connect or skype), this can fit more easily around your other responsibilities. Please come and speak to an advisor for confidential support and more information.