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Final Year students - how we can help you


If you're still unsure about your next steps, we're here to help. You can discuss any careers-related issue at Careers Drop-in or at a careers advice appointment. See the Talk to us page for information about the range of appointments we offer - all of which you can book through Handshake.

In addition to the support all students and graduates can get from Careers and Placements, we are also able to offer Career Coaching and Step into Tech to some students and graduates, subject to certain eligibility requirements. 

  • Career coaching - Wherever you are in relation to your planning, a career coach will work with you 1-1 to help you identify a career-related goal and what you need to do to achieve it
  • Graduates into Work - Programme to support unemployed or underemployed graduates living in North Yorkshire (outside of the City of York boundary)
  • Step into Tech - Free part-time online programme for students and graduates interested in a career in the tech industry who have studied any degree outside of computer science

Helpful resources

If you're concerned about any issues, such as your degree result, or talking about a disability or a leave of absence, we have some resources that could help:

Alternatively, you can contact us to discuss your concerns.

After graduation

Even after graduation you still have access to the majority of our services, including appointments (by video call). Check out the alumni page for details of what's still on offer.

York graduates can continue to access Handshake to view vacancies, send us questions and book appointments. If you have completed the Graduation Task and given a forwarding email address, you will receive a notification when your Handshake account has been converted to an alumni account. Until then continue to login with your University email/username.

Finally, all York graduates are part of York for Life, helping you to keep in touch with the University and other York alumni. you'll receive further information about this at graduation.