Current students and graduates

Where will your degree take you?

As a current student we are here to help you on your career journey. Sometimes it is confusing and you may be unsure of where to start, especially if you have joined us as a transition student . Don’t worry, we've mapped out the key things that we recommend you engage in at every stage of your journey so that you can navigate the following stages:

  • Explore your options
  • Plan your career journey
  • Expand your employability skills
  • Challenge yourself to succeed
  • Develop in to a confident professional.

Find out how we can help you at each stage of your studies...

Where will your degree take you?

From arrival at Plymouth University to your graduation day and beyond..view the steps you need to take to secure a successful career.

Career journey map (pdf)

Alana Moore, BA (Hons) Geography

Hear what Alana has to say about our Accelerate employability skills development workshops and global employability week.

Alice Webster, BSc (Hons) Geology

Hear what Alice has to say about the benefits of joining clubs, societies and volunteering while at university.

Student voice

“Get involved with/in as many things as possible, the more activities and work placements you can take on the better. Graduate employers want you to talk about so many different situations and demonstrate lots of skills, so the earlier you get involved the better. I attended networking evenings, employer presentations, joined the Enactus society, undertook practice interviews, had a placement year and worked as a Student Ambassador all of which helped me build my confidence and presentation skills.”

Hannah Yarr, BA (Hons) International Business Year 4

Plymouth Compass

A framework of 'future-facing' attributes that will help you navigate your whole university experience in both your taught curriculum and your extra-curricular activities.

The Compass identifies key attributes in four broad areas of your life - academic, civic, professional, and personal, helping you gain experience.

Learn how the Plymouth Compass guides you