ABERcareers and Events

ABERcareers is our on-line portal that gives you very easy access to our services and a whole lot more, such as:

  • Employer events with graduate recruiters, placement supervisors and Aber alumni – bookable through the portal
  • Career and skills workshops delivered by our Careers Consultants – also bookable through the portal
  • Vacancy database with over 7000 work opportunities of all kinds from across the globe, including integrated year in industry and placement vacancies
  • 1:1 careers guidance appointments with our Careers Consultants – also bookable through the portal
  • Enquiries function for all your questions
  • Resources to help with your career planning

Simply log in using your Aberystwyth University username and password. If you have graduated from Aberystwyth University you can continue to use this portal. Visit our Graduates page for details on how to register for access.

Have a look at our ABERcareers video which gives you a quick introduction on how to use the ABERcareers platform.

Many of our workshops and events are now pre-recorded as webinars, or will be delivered as live webinars with recordings of some sessions being made available to you afterwards. See what we have to offer you below. You can also check out the highlights on our monthly newsletter which is emailed to all students.

Career and skills webinars - live

Career and Skills Workshops and Webinars 2023/24

The Careers Service is running a series of live workshops and webinars to boost your employability skills during these challenging times. All workshops and webinars will be approximately 30 minutes with a 10-minute Q&A, unless otherwise stated. For more information, and to book your place, please visit ABERcareers - use the Search drop down menu to find and select Events. 


Autumn 2024



How to find a part-time job

Union Room



Career confident – meet your Careers Service for brunch

Picture House



Presenting with Confidence




Utilising ABERCareers to find a job, events, placements and advice

Union Room

Get Work Ready:                                        

23 Oct - 10 Nov



Attending a careers fair




Postgraduate study

Union Room



How to network and connect with employers – Karl Swanepoel – Revolancer




How to write great CVs and cover letters

Union Room



Adjustments and disclosure




How to succeed at interviews

Union Room



Graduate Schemes - Busting Myths !


Digital Festival:                                            

6 Nov - 10 Nov



How to use LinkedIn.




Improving your Digital Footprint and your Online Shadow


Finding your Career Direction:               

13 Nov - 1 Dec



Using Prospects (bring your own device)




Applying for teacher training

Union Room



Developing a Growth mind set.

Union Room



Know your learning styles

Union Room

Career Wellbeing:                                 

 4 Dec - 8 Dec



Mince pie brunch careers chat and quiz

Picture House


Please note, workshop dates and times are subject to change, for up to date information and to book your place please visit ABERcareers

Career and skills webinars - recordings

A range of pre-recorded webinars are available to you at any time that suits you best.  See below for the full list.  Shorter recordings of the highlights of some of our live webinars will also be added to this listing, so keep returning to see what's new!

Spring Webinars 2023

How you can work in the emerging green sector - With the UK government committed to a Net Zero Strategy by 2050 join this workshop to identify placements, graduate jobs and potential employers. 

How to find internships and work experience - This webinar recording will give you an insight into techniques and resources for finding remote internships and work experience.

How to prepare for interviews - This webinar recording will help you prepare for upcoming interviews, with an insight into what to expect in your interview, types of questions that can come up and top tips on answering them effectively.

Presentation skills - Graduate employers regularly ask for good communication and presentation skills.  This webinar will give you an insight into the steps you can take towards developing and delivering an effective presentation. 

Autumn Webinars 2022

All about the Year in Employment Scheme - Find out more about the benefits of doing a placement and how it has helped students who have participated in this scheme.

LinkedIn 2 – using LinkedIn to network and research jobs - This interactive session will demonstrate how to use LinkedIn to develop your professional network, connect with employers online and find job opportunities.

Working abroad; everything you need to know about making the most of opportunities for students and graduates overseas - This session will look at opportunities for working in other countries and the best resources to help you find placements and graduate roles overseas. 

ABER+  Interviews and disclosure - Interviews can be challenging, especially if you are a disabled student. This session will help you to prepare for interviews, including requesting adjustments and how to answer interview questions.

ABER+ Applying for graduate schemes/placements when you have a disability  -  Graduate schemes can be quite daunting to apply to and even more so if you have a disability. This webinar will help you approach and navigate the various stages of graduate scheme applications.

Aber+ Disclosure and Adjustments - This session will discuss the rights of disabled students in the recruitment process, and cover the Equality Act 2010, how to disclose and how to ask employers for adjustments.

CVs, Create a dynamic recruitment tool - This webinar will help you to write a positive marketing document aimed at employers outlining your transferable skills, apply for vacancies and get shortlisted for interviews.

All about Graduate Schemes - This webinar will look at Graduate Schemes; what they offer; how to apply to join them.

Preparing for a Careers Fair  - This webinar will give you an insight into careers fairs along with top tips on preparing effectively.

LinkedIn - Building your profile - This session will take you through the process of building your LinkedIn profile and cover all the basics you need to get started.

Applying for part time jobs in Aberystwyth - Gain tips and advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs locally.

Getting into teaching/Applying for a PGCE - This session will take you through your teacher training options, the application process and how to approach writing your personal statement.

Employer events & recordings

Students visiting a Careers Fair

Attending an employer event is one of the best ways to find out about the world of work, direct from industry professionals. It's also an invaluable opportunity to build your confidence when meeting employers, and develop important skills such as commercial awareness and networking.

The employers and professionals who join us at all the events and sessions we run are all keen to meet you, tell you about the opportunities their organisation is offering, give you lots of tips as you take your next steps and share their career journey with you.

Many are Aber alumni too!

We offer a range of event formats - something for everyone, for example:

Sector-specific panels Different employers from the same sector discussing opportunities and trends and providing job search advice, with Q&A at the end 

Ask Me Anything about... Insights from individuals and professionals about their career journey, their current role or even their recent placement year

Skills workshops Delivered by graduate recruiters, giving you the most up-to-date insight into current recruitment and selection practices

Careers Fairs With leading national and international employers from a range of sectors, course providers and careers consultants, a Careers Fair is an opportunity to:

  • Build your professional network and put your questions to recruiters
  • Improve your CV writing skills and get top tips for interviews
  • Explore career pathways
  • Discover what it really takes to make an application stand out
  • Make direct applications to open roles
  • Access exclusive content by joining live workshops and presentations

Regularly visit the 'Events' section of ABERcareers for details of all types of upcoming employer events.


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