Careers Service

Get Ready to Graduate

Get Ready to Graduate

Where do you see yourself once you graduate?

Photo of graduates in gowns celebrating their graduation

If you’re a finalist or recent graduate, we can help you explore your career options, build your confidence and find out how to stand out to employers. We can offer you tailored advice and guidance on what the best next steps are for you. Read on to find out how we can support you.


Get Ready To Graduate Pathway

Whether you’re at the application stage, have an interview lined up, or aren't sure about what you want to do or what options are available to you, the Get Ready to Graduate Pathway has resources and activities that cover all stages of your journey, in one handy place!

Key activities:

  • complete a skills audit and find out what jobs would suit you
  • explore the possibilities of further study or working for yourself
  • learn about hidden opportunities and how to approach employers speculatively
  • get advice on how to make a smooth transition from university into the world of work
  • learn how to strengthen your applications and interview technique, including having a go at a video interview

How to access the Get Ready to Graduate Pathway

The Pathway is really simple to use. To access it:

  • log into MyCareer
  • click on the Pathways icon on the homepage, then on Get Ready to Graduate Pathway
  • complete the short registration form at the top before choosing which activities to do

You don’t need to do all the activities listed (there are a lot!) - just select which ones you want to do and work through them at your own pace and in any order.

You can return to the Pathway and continue at any time.

Career Planning

It can be difficult knowing where to begin, but the good news is that we can support you through your final year and beyond. Take a look at our career planning pages to help you get started.

With so much choice, deciding which kind of job you want can be difficult. We can help you to explore different occupations, enhance your skills further, make useful contacts and support you with your applications and interview preparation.

Thinking about further study?

If you’re unsure whether further study is for you, watch our online Masterclass presentation below for practical advice to help you consider your options.

Further Study: 5 things you need to know Masterclass

Or do you want to start or grow a business, work freelance or have an independent career after you graduate?

Whether you want to explore ideas, establish an innovative new service or use your skills and specialisms to create your own opportunities, we’ll help you at every stage, from pre-idea to launch and beyond while you’re still a student, and for up to 3 years after you graduate.

START UP offers bespoke one-to-one coaching, socials, workshops, peer-learning groups, equity-free funding, a pre-accelerator initiative, co-working space and more.

Workshops and Events

The Careers Service offers a wide range of events for you, whether you're looking to enhance your CV writing skills, explore and learn about a variety of employer opportunities, or find support for developing your own business idea.

Make sure you’re registered to MyCareer to access all our events.