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Careers & Employability

Whatever career path you decide to follow, you will be able to move on with a wealth of skills and a real competitive edge. Where you choose to study is of key significance for your future career options.

A careers fair at the University of Southampton
Postgraduate careers

Whether you want to pursue an academic career or follow a path in business or other sectors, undertaking postgraduate education that develops your personal and professional skills will give you the edge.

Research conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, for their Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, showed that six months after graduating, average postgraduate salaries were £5,500 to £7,500 higher than for those with a first degree alone. Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject. 

Whatever your situation, the Career and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support for postgraduate students. Visit the Careers and Employability Service website for more details.

University Careers and Employability Service

There are many ways in which you can benefit from their services:

Student Enterprise

Fish on Toast is the student-led University of Southampton’s Entrepreneurs’ Society. It looks to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and good graduate skills among its members. Open to all students, it aims to help you turn your business ideas into reality.

There are various courses and seminars available to prepare you to start your own business or to improve your employability skills.

One-on-one business surgeries offer the opportunity to develop business plans or simply talk through an idea with an advisor.

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