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Career Planning

Career planningOnly you can make the decision of what to do after University – what career to pursue, whether to undertake further study, or perhaps to go travelling. It is important to remember that any career decisions you make aren’t permanent – it’s actually pretty rare these days for people to stay in one career all of their lives, so you’re not making a decision that will affect you for ever. Still, this can be a pretty difficult and daunting decision to make.

Careers & Employability are here to help with this, through 1-1 careers guidance sessions where we help you think about what you want to do, what your options are with your degree, and what opportunities are available to you.

One way you can make this much easier on yourself is if you start thinking about what you want to do earlier on in your time at University, rather than leaving it until the last minute when you are nearing graduation. That way, you have plenty of time to think about things, try different areas of work out through work experience, part-time work and volunteering, and build up your CV so that you’re ready to apply for that dream job! Even if you’re not sure what you want to do, the more experience you can get, the more employable you will be in any job you go for.

To help you start to think about what you want to do, follow the links on the left to get some inspiration for what might interest you. For a starter, if you’re studying for an undergraduate degree you might like to have a look at our suggested Careers 'timeline’ – a bit of a guide for some of the things you can be doing throughout your time at University to help you with your career planning. If you’re a postgraduate, you might be better off heading to our Masters or PhD pages.



Video provided thanks to CareerPlayer, Graduate Jobs and Career Advice on video.