Manchester Metropolitan University
Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.
"Not a lot of information is provided on the course itself, although special services are available."
"The careers services are very helpful and proactive."
"I have not sought any help from the careers service at my university, but I have been employed by my university in a part-time role."
"There was not a lot of support and the careers services were rarely available. There were very few marketing jobs available from the companies that came in for career fairs."
"I've been given a campus job by the job service and I've also had workshops within my course for employability. There are also opportunities for internships and placements on my course."
"Plenty of support with constant job matches sent to you and good search facilities. University lecturers post job opportunities and lots of programmes on forums to help you get ready for a job."
"The careers service seems very accessible and there are usually stands in different buildings informing you of any opportunities."
"There's a career hub and a couple of fairs but places are highly limited."
"The careers service helps a lot with internships and is always available for job-related questions. Everything is really professional."
"Lecturers and careers services offer lots of support and advice."
"Careers services are great, they come into our classes and give talks on CV structuring and where to apply for jobs etc. They will help you build your CV if you ask them. However, the recruitment fair was disappointing as it didn't much cater for the creative arts students on campus, and there are many of us."
"There have been several employment fairs where students can talk to employers and get part time or seasonal jobs with them. The university itself offers a 'jobs for students' scheme where students can apply to be student ambassadors and work on open days for extra money. The scheme also provides more opportunities to earn extra cash such as mailing work and more permanent jobs like in the IT department or office work, which not only gives you experience but is also really good pay."
"I've had a lot of support from the university and also a job for the student press which, is well paying."
"It's been amazing. They helped me to get a part time placement as well as some coaching and shadow physio jobs."
"Careers services are excellent at my university. I always use them and find them very useful. Manchester Metropolitan University has great contacts with top employers, which is really useful."