Careers and employability

Student voice

“Take advantage of every opportunity the careers service provide. The activities I got involved in have helped me develop my skills and stand out from the crowd. It has really helped me enhance my University experience.”

Usaj Basnet, BSc (Hons) Economics with International Relations, Year 3

Plymouth Compass

While you’re at Plymouth, you’ll gain more than just your degree 

The Plymouth Compass helps you to navigate your way through your whole university experience, in both your taught curriculum and your extra-curricular activities. What you learn at university prepares you for more than a career, so the Compass identifies key attributes in four broad areas of your life - academic, civic, professional, and personal. During your time here, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice and develop these attributes, helping you gain experiences, improve skills, and build networks for your life beyond graduation.

Learn how the Plymouth Compass guides you

Plymouth Extra

Plymouth Extra: a catalogue of extra-curricular activities to enhance your graduate attributes.

From learning a new language to making a difference within the community, there are nearly 250 activities available, with countless ways to get involved and enhance your employability skills.

Get involved, meet new people and enhance your skills