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Introducing career theory

Now you have considered your strengths and which of these you might like to develop at university, we will move on to look at career decision-making. But how do you …

What is a placement year?

Many courses at university give you the opportunity to undertake a placement year, usually between Years 2 and 3 of your study, when you spend between 10 and 12 months …

What kind of things can I do at university?

In the video you will hear from Maria Vasileva, a student at the University of Surrey, who has spent her one-year Professional Training Placement working on Surrey University’s Employability Award. …

Planned happenstance

Many people start in a career as a result of a combination of luck, spontaneous decisions, some other unplanned event, or through family or other connection. Even people who have …

Is University Right For Me?

In this step we will look at a case study of ‘Jay’, a person considering whether university is for them. Jay is a fictional person, but this case study is …

Networking at University

Networking doesn’t have to be about ‘talking to strangers’, although that can have its place. Here are some practical ways to build your network in easy or gradual ways, as …

Applying your strengths

In the previous step we started to think about ways that the strengths you have identified could be developed at university. In this video, Jay has discovered through completing the …

Welcome to Week 2

This week we are going to turn our focus to the university experience in light of the ideas we explored in Week 1. Having identified your strengths and gained an …

Welcome to the course

Welcome to University and Your Future: Career Planning and Making the Most of Your Degree. This course is about how you can make the most of your time at university. …