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The University of Southampton

Careers Support

Andrea Russell

You’ll be supported throughout your degree so that you’re prepared for your future career.

You can take up opportunities such as placements and career skills sessions.

Placement opportunities

You can take a summer placement within one of the Southampton chemistry research groups. You can also take a six-month placement within industry or at a partner university overseas, or a one-year placement in industry. Placements are excellent opportunities for you to enhance your employability, develop key life skills and get a feel or life as a researcher.

Learn more about placements

Chemistry career skills sessions

In your second year you’ll be able to take part in a skills programme which is designed to help you boost your key skills and employability. Through a series of exercises you’ll work on your team work, presentation and problem solving skills. You’ll also be able to attend talks from employers in a range of different industries.

Careers and Employability service

The University’s Careers and Employability service offers all kinds of support, from employability e-learning courses, CV reviews and one-to-one careers advice.

Learn more about Careers and Employability

Royal Society of Chemistry careers advice

Future Worlds

Future World

Future Worlds supports aspiring student entrepreneurs through exclusive access to events, mentoring and a network of millionaire investors who are keen to help innovate the commercial opportunities being developed here.

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