As you prepare for your next steps, remember that your York journey isn’t over. We understand that transitioning from university life to working can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, and at York we take great pride in supporting our alumni, by providing a lifelong careers service. 

Did you know, the University of York has over 166,000 alumni in 183 countries? Wherever you are in the world, you will soon be able to join York for Life to meet and network with alumni. On York for Life you will also be able to access resources for continuous professional development, to help you enhance your skills and knowledge.

If you're thinking of your next steps being abroad, visit GoinGlobal for global career opportunities, and insights to support your transition into the international job market.

To keep in touch with education market news, visit the British Council.

If you are looking to stay in the UK, check out these links to wellbeing support, and advice from official bodies:

GOV.UK: Essential visa and immigration information – such as eligibility criteria, application processes, and necessary documents, helping you to understand your visa options and make informed decisions.

UKCISA: Events, webinars, and workshops for international graduates, including networking opportunities and advice on visa-related and legal issues. Information on post-study work options, to support you in understanding opportunities available in the UK.

Student Circus: Connecting international graduates with employers who offer visa sponsorship, ensuring that the job opportunities posted comply with UK immigration rules, to give you confidence when applying for roles. (Make sure to sign up for an alumni email address, to be able to access Student Circus).

Samaritans: Emotional support at any time of the day or night, ensuring you're never alone in difficult times

Citizens Advice: Expert advice and practical information, to give you confidence no matter your problem

How to register with a GP:

The NHS (National Health Service) offers healthcare for all UK residents.

Most NHS services are covered by the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge, though there may be charges for medications or dental treatments.

Once you have paid for UK healthcare, register with a local GP (General Practitioner). With a registered GP, you can access various medical services, including check-ups, prescriptions, and specialist referrals when needed. 

Remember, your health information will be confidential.

Wherever you are in the world, there are a range of alumni groups you can join, to meet other York graduates from your area.

Kexin from China

My time at York has been a game-changer, setting the stage for my career in the higher education industry.

I would recommend thinking ahead and getting an early start. It’s also helpful to connect with the career support team—ask any questions you’re curious about and share your ideas with them. You might discover some useful interview tips that you hadn’t thought of.

Fast forward to today, and I find myself thoroughly enjoying my work with and for students. As a Chinese Marketing Specialist at a student engagement agency, I collaborate with students from various universities across the UK. Combining my passion and knowledge in education with marketing feels like a harmonious blend. 

Department of Education, 2021

Najwa from Malaysia

I kept my life at York active with student activities. I was the UoY Malaysian Society Vice President and later, President.

My three years at the University of York taught me so much about independence, working hard and time management. Being in various societies has also helped me to develop my leadership, communication, and organisational skills.

Now, I’m a Junior Officer at the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. The best part about this job is that it enables me to shape the future of higher education (HE) in Malaysia through policy making.

Language and Linguistic Science, 2018

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