Make the most of your time at University to help you to stand out in today's competitive job market.

Read our Making the most of your time at University guide for advice on how you can gain valuable work experience and develop the transferable skills that employers look for.

We offer a range of services, schemes and events that are designed to help you gain new skills, build your confidence and make key contacts with future employers.

Select the statement below that best applies to you to find out what you should be doing this year to make yourself employable.

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in my first year

Get active and get involved

Join a student club, society or sports team – you’ll develop skills as well as meet people and experience something new.

Get work or voluntary experience

Learn about the different types of work experience and consider the benefits of volunteering. Log-in to My Career Hub to start searching and applying for paid opportunities, or register for Jobs4Students to learn about the roles available on-campus.

Record your achievements

Writing your CV can be a great way to begin recording your work experience, skills and achievements. Read our CVs and Covering Letters and attend our drop-in service for support.

The Futures Skills Award adds value to your time at University by giving you recognition for the additional activities you undertake, and will help you to sell your skills and experience to employers.


Explore your career options

Pick up the free graduate employer directories available in the Employability Hub and read our 'What can I do with my degree?' section for detailed information on your potential career options.

Build your experience and skills

Start Researching Employers. Learning what skills and experience are valued by graduate recruiters will help you to find relevant work experience opportunities.

Make contacts and expand your network

Build links with social, professional and educational contacts that might support you in your future career. Read our Networking Guide to find out how.

in my final year

Find out which employers are recruiting and what they look for

Check application deadlines for graduate schemes and postgraduate study to leave enough time to apply. (Many graduate schemes recruit in autumn for jobs that start in the autumn after you graduate.) 

Start making applications for graduate schemes or postgraduate study

Get expert advice on looking for work, completing applications and preparing for interviews by booking an appointment with a Careers Consultant. You can also practise psychometric tests and video interviews online.

Meet employers on campus

We organise a range of opportunities for you to meet employers on campus throughout the year. Visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events and key dates for your diary.

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