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 http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/supporting-students/careers/supporting-students/faq/
These videos will explain how to access key resources from the Careers Service to help you signpost students in the right direction.
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.
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
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
Find out how to book appointments including applications advice (feedback on CV, covering letter, personal statement and application) and guidance appointments
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.
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
Keep up to date with events and news from the Careers Service either by:
- following us on Twitter
- joining the facebook page
- Careers Service Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/yourcareersservice
- Careers Service Summer Internships Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/yourcareersservice
- Media Club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/mcrmediaclub/
- Third Sector Club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/uomthirdsector/
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