News from the careers service:

Employability Tutorial

The online employability tutorial helps you assess your skill set, put together your CV and discuss your career direction with your supervisor. It's a great starting point when thinking about your future after leaving university. It also contains alumni profiles of past Biology graduates to inspire you!

Summer Internships

The University has a Student Internship Bureau to help you find paid Summer work that will look great on your CV.  For more information, visit:


Careers guidance sessions

You can book a quick query appointment at Careers.   If you need more time, you can be referred to a longer guidance appointment.

Alternatively, come and visit Amanda or Janice at one of the Tuesday careers drop-ins, or make an appointment for a chat.

Dates of Tuesday Careers drop-ins

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Careers drop-ins are take place in T007 on Tuesdays of Autumn and Spring Term in weeks 2-9.  Come and find us between 13.00 and 14.00.

Please remember that even Careers consultants go on holiday!  If you get an 'out of office' reply to your email, please get in touch with one of the other contacts.

What to do before a careers guidance session

You are welcome to come along and simply talk without doing anything beforehand, and that's fine. But if it helps, you might want to spend some time thinking about these things before you come to a careers guidance session:

  • What have you enjoyed and disliked so far in your degree? Not just the subject areas, but also the ways of working and types of projects you've done.
  • What have you enjoyed and disliked so far in any part-time or voluntary work you've done?
  • How do your friends describe you?
  • If you could have any career in the world, what would it be?
  • What are the aspects of that career that you would enjoy?
  • What would be the worst job you could imagine doing?
  • What are the aspects of that job that you would dislike so much?
  • What are your values and motivations? Try these questionnaires (PDF , 49kb)