About us

Who are we?

We are your Career Development Service. We provide support for all students and graduates from the University of Leicester.

We want to give you the best opportunity to succeed when you graduate so we’re here to provide you with support every step of the way; whether that be to gain some experience whilst you’re studying, helping you to understand your career options or assisting you with an application for a graduate job or further study opportunity.

We are a diverse group of professionals with huge amount of experience from a range of sectors and sizes of organisations, meaning that we can provide you with insights into a wide range of careers.

What do we do?

We provide you with employability support that is relevant to your year of study and where you are in your career, which you can explore within your dedicated student pages. This includes a range of support within your curriculum as well as additional extra-curricular support through our appointments and workshops, which you can access whenever you need them.

We’re committed to keeping up to date with the latest information in the graduate recruitment market so that we can provide you with the best support. We therefore developed our strategy in conjunction with representatives from the Institute of Student Employers, leading public and private sector organisations and experts in learning and development to ensure that we effectively prepare you for graduate success after university.

We provide a service that is inclusive for all our students and we feel passionately about providing you with support and guidance regarding equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and post-graduation. You can find out about this here.

You can find out more about the level of service we provide to you and other stakeholders in our Statement of Service.

What is expected from me before attending an appointment/event?

We want to support you at all stages in your career journey and our team will welcome you to any appointment or event that we run. To provide you with the most effective support during these activities there are three expectations that we require from you:

  • Preparation work  ('No prep, no entry' rule)

    Before you attend an appointment or event, with an employer or us, you will need to complete some preparation. This is a 'no prep, no entry' rule, therefore it is a compulsory activity for you to complete every time you book an appointment or event. Look out for the preparation that you need to complete; this will be emailed to you after you’ve made your booking.
  • Cancellations and non-attendance ('three strikes' rule)

    All the activities we run are based on preparing you for your career, and in the world of work turning up late or simply not turning up at all without letting people know wouldn’t be accepted.

    That’s why, if you miss three appointments and/or workshops without cancelling, or you miss one event run by an employer, you will be unable to make any further bookings and you will need to email the Deputy Director of Student Life explaining why you have missed these without cancelling. They will then make a decision whether you can continue to access this support service.

    We appreciate that things can change and there may be unforeseen or mitigating circumstances which mean you can no longer attend (e.g. if there is a change in your academic timetable, you are unwell or have a long term health condition). If that occurs that's okay, but we ask you to cancel beforehand, ideally giving at least 24 hours’ notice so that we can re-allocate your place to another student. All events and appointments can be cancelled via MyCareers or by contacting the Student Services Centre.
  • Lateness
    If you are running late for an appointment or event please notify us as soon as possible by calling the Student Service Centre on 0116 252 2448.

    If you are more than 5 minutes late we may not be able to see you for your appointment/you may not be able to participate in the event/workshop. In this instance, this will be recorded as a missed appointment we will request that you re-book for another appointment/event.

External websites

Throughout our webpages we refer to a number of external websites where we feel that the information provided by that organisation could support you. If you want to discuss how any of the information and guidance we’ve signposted to can help you with your career, or if you have any concerns about the information, please contact us or book an appointment to talk to us.

The University of Leicester is not responsible for the content of any external Internet sites. References and links to sites should not be taken as an endorsement by the University of opinions expressed or services provided at those sites.

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