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Developing your career

Your UWS Careers Team is here to help you achieve your career goals by providing professional careers education, information, advice and guidance. You can use the resources and services of the UWS Careers Team from first year through to two years after graduation.

All students are automatically registered with the UWS Online Careers & Skills Centre where you will find a wide variety of resources for Career and Academic Skills Development.

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(Note that you may need to log in with your UWS Office365 log in details if you’re not already logged in.) If you have any problems accessing the website please contact us: careers@uws.ac.uk  

How We Can Help You

Careers development

As a UWS student and up to two years after graduating, you can benefit from one-to-one careers guidance. 

Our qualified careers advisers provide support on career planning, graduate recruitment, placement, part-time work, summer jobs and volunteering. We’re a member of AGCAS Scotland, the professional body for higher education careers advice.

What to expect

Our experienced advisers can help on issues including:

  • specific career options open to you
  • labour market information
  • job search and selection processes
  • changing or leaving a course
  • finding work and study opportunities
  • helping you identify your skills and strengths
  • using social media for your career

These are just a few ideas. It’s your appointment and you set the agenda!

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We will:

  • give you impartial guidance
  • support you in decision-making
  • focus on your needs
  • help you to set priorities
  • provide accurate and up-to-date information
  • refer you to other sources of information and help where appropriate

If we can’t offer a suitable face-to-face appointment, you can arrange to get advice by phone or email. You can find details on how to do this in the Online Careers and Skills Centre.

Academic development

As a current student, you can also get academic advice, guidance and resources from our academic skills advisers. This support is designed to help enhance your academic and practical skills for success at university and beyond.

Topics include:

  • time management
  • note-taking and effective learning
  • grammar and punctuation
  • reading skills
  • critical thinking
  • exams and revision
  • giving presentations
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • interpreting feedback 
  • reflective thinking
  • writing essays, reports and dissertations
  • personal development planning 
  • using software to support your studies


We are also happy to arrange small group sessions. Email your request to skills@uws.ac.uk.

Please note that we are not able to provide a proofreading service, subject-specific content or specialist support for English as a second language.

Information on English language support can be found here.

Online Careers and Skills Centre

All students are automatically registered with the UWS Online Careers & Skills Centre where you will find a wide variety of resources for Career and Academic Skills Development. These resources include:

  • A CV Builder
  • An Interview Simulator that lets you practice your interview skills
  • Strengths and skills assessments
  • Employer videos
  • Advice on academic writing and referencing
  • Using study support tools

This list is just a small sample of what’s available. Log in to explore.

It’s also where you will find the booking calendar for Academic Skills and Careers Appointments and Events.

Support for part-time and distance learning students

Our online resources are available to all students, no matter where they are. We also offer telephone, video and email support to students who cannot be on campus for any reason.

Support for UWS research staff

Our services and resources are available to UWS early career research staff. Log into the Online Careers and Skills Centre with your 8 digit staff ID number and your usual network password.

Support for UWS Alumni

UWS alumni are welcome to use the careers service for up to two years after graduation.

To register your Alumni account please download and complete this Registration Form and return it to careers@uws.ac.uk

Alumni can also register an alumni account on our Vacancies Website


You can find a range of other information online:

If you need help accessing any of our information resources, please contact us: careers@uws.ac.uk.

Workshops and events

You can take part in workshops, webinars and employer presentations. Some of these are delivered in class in partnership with teaching staff, and others are open to any students. We promote these in our calendar in the Online Careers and Skills Centre. The calendar also includes details of relevant external events, such as careers fairs.

Contact us

On Campus

  • Ayr: Room 3.04
  • Dumfries: Dudgeon House Reception
  • Lanarkshire: The HUB
  • Paisley: The HUB, Library Building

HUB Student Portal

Current students can also find answers to FAQs by logging in to the HUB Student Portal


For student & graduate telephone enquiries, call the HUB on 0141 848 3800.


Last updated: 31/10/2020