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Developing your career with UWS

It is never too early to kick-start your career and university is a great time to prepare for the job market. All of our courses are career-focussed, producing work ready graduates. There are plenty of career-development opportunities available to UWS students. 

Whether you're looking for a part-time job to help fund your studies, a work placement to boost your CV, or advice on landing your first graduate job, UWS's Careers & Skills Department are here to help.

  • 94% of all UWS undergraduates in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 99% of UWS education undergraduates in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 99% of UWS health, nursing and midwifery undergraduates in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 86% of UWS engineering and computing undergraduates in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 90% of UWS media, culture and society undergraduates in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 93% of UWS science and sport undergraduates in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 93% of UWS business and enterprise undergraduates in work or further study 6 months after graduation 

 

  • 96% of all UWS postgraduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 81% of UWS business and enterprise postgraduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 64% of UWS engineering and computing postgraduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 100% of UWS education postgraduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 99% of UWS health, nursing and midwifery postgraduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 87% of UWS media, culture society postgraduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
  • 100% of UWS science and sport postgraduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation 
UWS Advisers Providing Career Guidance | University Life | University of the West of Scotland

Careers Guidance

Careers guidance

Our team of advisers are ready to help with career planning, graduate recruitment, work placements, part-time work, summer jobs and volunteering. We offer one-to-one guidance sessions tailored to individual students needs on all matters relating to career plans, including: 

  • Specific career options  
  • Employment market information 
  • Job search and selection processes 
  • Changing or leaving a course 
  • Finding work and study opportunities 
  • Helping to identify your skills and strengths 
  • Using social media for your career

Academic skills support

We also offer academic advice, guidance and resources to develop and enhance academic and practical skills for success at university and beyond. One-to-one skills support session can cover a range of topics, including: 

  • 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 (PDP) 
  • Using software to support your studies  
Student Using Support for Part-Time & Distance Learners | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Support for part-time and distance learners

Online careers and skills development resources are available to all UWS students, no matter their location or level/type of study. There is also the option of telephone and email support for students who cannot attend campus for any reason. 

Student Reading Postgraduate & Post-Experience Prospectus 2018 | University of the West of Scotland

Workshops, events and drop-ins

Workshops, events and drop-ins

Workshops, seminars and employer presentations are held throughout the year and vary by campus. Some of these are delivered in class in partnership with teaching staff while others are open to all UWS students to attend. 

Contact Us

Email: careers@uws.ac.uk

Last updated: 06/09/2017