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How can we help you?

The Careers Service provides students with a wide range of support, but we know we cannot reach every student. Therefore we ask for your support as an Academic Advisor to help students access our guidance and encourage them to take action. This page provides resources that can help you as an Academic Advisor help students.  If you have any further questions after viewing these resources and would like a chat with your faculty contact.  please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Careers have Academic Advisor FAQs for all subject areas available to support your Academic Advising sessions with students. You can use the FAQs to familiarise yourself with what the Careers Service can offer, and what students should be doing at each level of their studies. You will also find the name and details of the Careers Consultant for your subject, should you have any questions. Please find the Academic FAQs here


These videos will explain how to access key resources from the Careers Service to help you signpost students in the right direction.

Careers Link

Watch this video to find out about CareersLink and how can it help students find jobs and events


Watch this video to understand which types of 1-2-1 appointments students can access and how they book them.

CV Advice

Watch this to access our CV guides and examples in order to signpost students to them

What’s on our website for students?

  • Job and career options

    Explore job and career options including ‘I don’t know what I want to do’

  • How and where to job search

    Find out about how and where to job search, including part time jobs, year long placements, summer internships, graduate jobs

  • Gaining experience

    Find out gaining experience through about volunteering, mentoring and work shadowing

  • Guides and examples

    These include CVs, covering letters, LinkedIn, psychometric testing, assessment centres, interviews and personal statements for further study

  • Advice International Students

    Find advice for international students including working in the UK after graduation

  • Book Appointments

    Find out how to book appointments including applications advice (feedback on CV, covering letter, personal statement and application) and guidance appointments

  • CareersLink

    Log onto CareersLink to search for jobs and events

  • Supporting Students

    Careers information and services available for students

  • Careers Events

    These event offer opportunities to meet professionals and employers on campus.

Other Useful Links


Go to the Academic Advising Stellify page for more information on this programme of activities which support student employability.

Find out about volunteering

The University and Students’ Union offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities both with other students and in the wider community, plus events on campus and advice and support to volunteer.

Writing references for students

Guidance to support you with any requests to write references for students.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey has now been collected for the final time. The new Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) started in December 2018 and will run in four stages until December 2019, with the first data published in January 2020. The GOS will survey graduates 15 months after graduation, instead of 6 months under DLHE. For more information you can access web pages aimed at informing new graduates about the survey and a video explaining it.

Meet the Professionals

These events connect students with alumni who have gone on to a diverse range of subsequent careers. Find this year’s programme here.

The Manchester Network

Our networking platform allows students to connect with alumni and ask for career related advice on a one-off basis.

Connect with us on social media

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