We have a Graduate Skills Framework (PDF: 276KB) which was developed with employers. This defines a set of key skills for our students. Together with your degree, these skills will enhance your life beyond university.
What employers are looking for
In addition to your academic work, employers look for evidence of skills and experience. Our degrees accurately reflect the skills employers want.
Our diverse curriculum, environment and student experience encourage you to:
- meet personal goals and aspirations
- do self-directed continuous learning
- take calculated risks and challenge personal boundaries
- create cross-cultural relationships
In addition, the ncl+ initiative offers extra-curricular opportunities.
All this helps you to develop knowledge, skills, and opportunities to gain employment when you graduate.
We have one of the largest and best resourced careers services in the UK.
The Careers Service can help you find the right job up to three years after you graduate.
Our Careers Service was the first service in the UK to be awarded the Matrix Quality Standard. This acknowledes the superb quality of our advice and guidance.
In the recent International Student Barometer Survey, our Careers Service came second out of all participating institutions across the world.