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Careers services

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.

2017

"I’m currently on a year in industry and the careers service has been vital to me. I’m currently arranging for a time and day when my tutor can visit me at my workplace and am busy doing project work for deadlines set by the university."
"They do provide a lot of opportunities for students to get placements and work experience during summer breaks."
"The careers service events are really useful regarding the preparation of our CVs and cover letters as well as preparation for interviews and assessment centres. The job fairs are also helpful because we get in touch with the market and we learn about expectations and requirements. There are several vacancies uploaded online by the careers service regarding other companies and the university itself."
"The careers service are helpful but one must take the initiative to book an appointment."
"I feel there could be more events that teach you about the options of going down various common career paths when these do not directly relate to your degree programme."
"The careers service posts jobs on its websites and through social media to give you a rundown of some of the graduate jobs and internships every week. The team also checks over your CV and helps with applications and interview prep. They also post part-time job vacancies from businesses close by."
"We've had multiple opportunities to meet employers and sometimes people come from different companies to talk about their jobs and requirements. We also have a careers service that can help people write their CVs or to find placements."
"There are lots of careers events with visiting employers and also lots of careers workshops on presentation skills, CV writing and covering letters etc. Joining a society that relates to your career choice also provides extra support and details of opportunities."

2016

"Career modules and mock interviews being part of the course. I have plenty of one-off career seminars and industrial visits to link us with the companies."
"Careers service is excellent! Loads of support with building my CV. There are also lots of events including careers fairs, recruitment events etc."
"Took part in the vocational placement module in second year so I attended many careers service talks since. Very helpful. However, could do with being better advertised and more encouragement to go by staff."
"The career services have been very helpful so far. I have had one-to-one sessions with the advisor and more are planned in the future so that I can align myself towards the goal of my life and career."
"Our careers service is rated one of the best in the country."
"They put on a graduate fair so you can sign up to graduate schemes and talk to people from the company. This is usually very engineering based though, but that's where the jobs are!"
"We had a talk from the careers service. The NHS head of service for our profession came in to talk about what she looked for in candidates, we're also having help with applications and interviews. There are a lot of on-campus recruitment fairs and activities but this course is more specifically vocational so they are not really relevant to me."
"I have not contacted the careers services, but I know they do arrange a lot of workshops and talks with a wide range of employers like HSBC, PwC, Network Rail, Royal Air Force, etc. Two fairs each year and on-campus recruitment from time to time, last one was a few weeks ago with the Army."
"Careers service are very helpful. Lots of events for meeting employers. There can be a lack of interest in jobs from the student population though, in comparison to other universities who are very job focused."
"I've been given lectures on how to write CVs, how to prepare for interviews etc. There is also a career service you can visit for any questions you have, their help is very useful."

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