Enhance Your Future Programme
- Who am I – develop an understanding of your self-awareness and reflect on your values and personality, as well as how these can influence ideal work environments.
- Possibilities and opportunities – discover tools open to you for exploring work experience and graduate opportunities, and learn about how networking can support your career research and personal development.
- Decision making – gain an awareness of different decision making styles and the importance of using a combination of these, as well as of building a growth mindset and increasing your resilience, to effectively broaden your horizons and aid your career decision making.
- Telling your story – learn how to create and showcase your own personal brand, effectively articulating the breadth and depth of your skills and abilities to the gate keepers of future opportunities.
Explore and generate career ideas
Begin exploring your career options by getting to know yourself and generating new ideas.
Engage with careers events and opportunities
The Careers Service offers a range of employment-related activities to help you explore your future options and develop your skills and experiences.
Join a society or sports club
Supported by your Students’ Union (UPSU), student societies and sports clubs are a great way to try something new and make new friends.
Get a part time job
Working part time is an excellent way of gaining valuable experience that could help you to stand out from the crowd.
Volunteer in the local community
Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain work experience, gain practical skills employers are looking for, meet new people and give back to the community.
Ten things I wish I knew in my first year
First year of university is the year where you learn the most, not necessarily in terms of content of your degree but in terms of life skills and living alone. These tips are designed to help first year students make the most of their time as a fresher.
Making the most of university to achieve career success
See how past students (alumni) made the most of their university experience to help get them where they are today.