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Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise

Career planning

It's never too early to start planning for your future.

We are here to provide you with information, advice and guidance to support you with your career development. We can help you make informed career decisions, identify your self-promotion skills, and best prepare you for a smooth transition into further study or employment. You can access our Ask the Adviser Appointments for personal advice and guidance.

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The Graduate Capital Model has been developed to support students along their career development. The five Capitals are Human, Social, Cultural, Identity and Psychological and can be developed throughout your life and degree.

Take the Career Readiness Test to see how developed you already are with each Capital and where your priorities could be going forward.


Whether you have just started your undergraduate degree or nearly finished it is perfectly natural to be unsure of your future. Use this page to help you figure out your path.

Discover...your career

Develop a job hunting strategy including how to research and find interesting positions.


Gaining experience is essential in increasing your chances of gaining employment in your chosen sector. Use this page for ideas on where to look.

Take action!

Use this page to help you make your applications stand out from the crowd and achieve your goal.

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