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Our Careers Insight Programme includes 100 hours of work experience within a University department or external organisation, working on a clearly defined project.  Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a bursary payment of £1,000.
As well as providing you with a high-quality, professional experience, the Careers Insight Programme will enable you to experience a typical graduate recruitment process, preparing you well for the future.
You will also be required to complete a testimonial.


You should be a UK Home undergraduate with a household income of less than £35,000 and have applied for all available funding from Student Finance – including all mean-tested support.  
You should also meet at least one of the following criteria:
  •  You are from an area where there is low take-up of higher education* or from a disadvantaged socioeconomic background.
  • You are Black, Asian or from another minority ethnic group.
  • You are a member of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community.
  • You are disabled or have a long-term medical or mental health condition.
  • You are Neurodivergent, for example autistic, dyslexic, have ADHD or Tourette's – although this list is not exhaustive.
  • A mature student or over 21 when you started your first undergraduate degree.
  • You are care-experienced.
  • You are caring for another vulnerable adult.
*Low Participation Neighbourhood: A neighbourhood where a low percentage of people enter higher education. You can see if your home postcode qualifies by looking it up on the Office for Students webpage. Scroll down to the ‘Area-based measures postcode look-up’ box, enter the postcode and press ‘view detailed results. If your postcode results show either of the following, then your postcode is eligible: POLAR4 – Quintile 1.

How do I apply?

  • Check you meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Log on to MyCareer where the opportunities are advertised. When you see one that you like, click on “apply.”
  • Complete the online application, upload your CV and cover letter telling us why you would like to undertake this experience and what you could bring to the specific role. We can help you with your application.
Shortlisting will take place after applications close and you will be notified if you have been successful.
Should the programme be oversubscribed, priority will be given to specific under-represented students who are Black and/or from a Low Participation Neighbourhood.
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