Distance Learning Students

Balancing your education, work and personal life can be difficult as a Distance Learner so you may not be thinking about your future career plan. However, you might want to progress in your career or even change your career path - the Career Development Service is here to help you achieve your career goal. Watch the short video below for an introduction to the Career Development Service for Distance Learners and use the steps below to find out more.

No matter where you are we are here to help! We offer a variety of support for Distance Learners involving:

  • Advice from qualified careers advisors to ex-graduates recruiters from a range of industries.
  • Support for CVs, cover letters, mock interviews and general career coaching.
  • Appointments conducted via Skype or telephone.
  • A wide range of opportunities in the UK and abroad.

Book an appointment through MyCareers, or use the Queries section to ask any quick questions you have.

The Leicester Award

At Leicester, we have developed a personal and professional development programme - The Leicester Award. No matter where you are on your career journey, whether you are seeking a more fulfilling role or wanting to progress in your career, once you have completed this programme you will have unlocked the skills required to manage your career for life.

You do not need to step onto campus to access the activities as all of the resources are easily accessible on Blackboard.

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All this requires is an assessment where you would discover more about yourself; what motivates you? What are your values and interest.

Alongside this we ask that you gain ten hours experience (including volunteering, internships, part-time jobs, etc). This can also be any previous or current experience you may have.

Once you have completed this you will have gained the Leicester Award!

"I would recommend any Distance Learning student to take part in the Leicester Award. You get the chance to communicate with other students, you also have the opportunity to do workshops which are accessible online and develop transferable skills that employers are looking for. The Leicester Award has helped me to improve my confidence and helped me to develop transferable skills."

Victoria Chamberlain, Distance Learner


Part-time Work

Part-time work allows you to work and study at the same time, allowing you to save some money while being a full-time student. It will allow you to build on your skills and gain work experience, which increases your employability as well as count your ten hours experience required for the Leicester Award.

Here are a list of websites providing a variety of job roles including part-time work in the UK, US and elsewhere.




Log into MyCareers

Log in to MyCareers with your University of Leicester IT username and password to access your personal careers portal. You can use this to search for job opportunities in the UK and worldwide. You can also use the queries tab to send us questions about your career and to book appointments with an advisor.

Get advice

If you are deciding your next steps, whether you are seeking a more fulfilling role or want to progress in your current career, our advisors are here to provide you with guidance and advice. You can speak to an advisor without setting foot on campus, our appointments are available on the phone or via Skype at a time that suits you.

We offer a variety of appointments to help you in whatever stage of your career you are, from careers guidance, CV and cover letter appointments to LinkedIn advice and mock interviews. These appointments available throughout the day and into the evening so you can fit us into your schedule.

Explore your options worldwide

Wherever you are in the world and wherever you’re going, we have a range of resources to help you find opportunities and get relevant tips and advice for applying for jobs outside of the UK, such as GoinGlobal and GradConnection.

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