School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Careers & Employability

Careers and Employability

We know how important it is to provide the best advice to students on careers and job prospects. We help them capitalise on the full value of their degrees through careers activities.

Our degrees give you indispensable skills that are recognised and valued by employers, including

  • constructing a clearly expressed argument
  • presenting ideas concisely, logically and clearly
  • making a critical analysis of a piece of writing
  • dealing competently with a large amount of complex information
  • showing initiative in conducting independent research

The University's multi award-winning Careers Service ensures employers visit the University for numerous events and presentations, offers individual CV and application form clinics, runs workshops and offers one-to-one careers advice.

Beyond SELLL

An innovation award-winning project, Beyond SELLL, explores how degrees from the School enhance employability. It is run by PhD student/entrepreneur Jane Nolan MBE and Professor Jenny Richards.

Along with the Careers Service we offer advice sessions and virtual seminars on employability. Contact the School's Employability Officer for further information.

In collaboration with the Careers Service, the School recently hosted the successful Triple-E Challenge to engage 2nd Stage students in a real-life business challenge.

Visit our careers blog for information on employability events.

Graduate destinations

These are just some of the professions our graduates are succeeding in:

  • copywriting
  • film-making
  • journalism
  • screenwriting
  • speech therapy
  • teaching

Once you graduate, we hope you will join our Alumni network. Connections through other graduates will be an important step for getting the career head start you may need.

Engage. Ask questions. And remember that you are the architect of your own success.