Class of 2021

Join us for a month of activities in June! We have workshops, employer events, skills sessions and talks, all designed to support you as you move from your studies to graduate life.

Meet employers and alumni, learn from career and skills workshops, and, for budding entrepreneurs, take part in Summer Start-Up Week.

Use the links below to join any of these online events:

Monday 7 June, 11am  How to sell yourself to a graduate employer – their perspective

Get ahead with your applications and ensure you secure that graduate role by understanding exactly what employers look for in the competitive job market. Join us for this interactive panel webinar where you will hear from top employers as they discuss the skills they seek in their graduate recruits. (Admiral, Civil Service, BCC-IT, NHS Wales) View session recording

Tuesday 8 June, 11am  How to recognise your skills

Alumni and eMentors discuss how they have pulled out key skills from student experience to put into applications. View session recording

Wednesday 9 June, 11am  How to articulate your skills in the application process

All about online assessments, video interviews and assessment centres - how to manage them and make them work for you! Join session

Thursday 10 June, 11am  Open chat forum

Come along to this informal session with the Careers team; it's an opportunity to reflect, give feedback and ask questions you might only now have thought of. Join session

Thursday 10 June, 12pm  Gradcracker - How to start your STEM career

Start your STEM career journey! Find out how with Gradcracker. Join zoom session (Meeting ID: 970 9549 2835, Passcode: 279024)

Thursday 10 June, 4pm  Polishing up your CV

As your personal marketing document, a CV is an essential part of your search for placements, graduate jobs, PG study and more. Want to know more about the information to put in a CV and how to word it effectively? This webinar will take you through the key content you need to include and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Join session

Monday 14 June, 2pm  Is it too late to apply for a Masters?

No, it’s not too late although you will need to get your application in very soon for a September/October start. This informative session explores reasons for taking up Masters level study and how this fits within your own career thinking, alongside practical guidance on the application process. Join session

Wednesday 16 June, 11am  Weighing up your options

Which is the right direction for you having completed your studies? Choosing the next step is about being well-informed. This session will explore the process of career decision-making and provide practical help in choosing the next step. Join session

Thursday 17 June, 10am  Get a mentor and Get ahead

Having a mentor can help you gain insight into the world of work and decide which career suits you best. Mentors are there to pass on their unique experience, career knowledge and expertise. In this webinar, find out how to make contact and connect with a mentor on the University’s eMentoring scheme. Mentoring has been shown to have a direct influence on career success, so make the most of this opportunity to get ahead. Join session

Monday 21 June, 11am  Sourcing graduate opportunities

Where do you go to find graduate jobs and opportunities? This webinar explores how to identify positive sources of graduate employment to begin your job search. With two-thirds of jobs never advertised, this session will highlight strategies you can use to link up with a potential employer. Join session

Wednesday 30 June, 11am  Interview Skills

Online interviews coming up? This webinar will give you an insight into developing and making the most of your interview skills along with what you can expect from an online interview. Additionally, we will look at a few common interview questions and strategies for answering them. Join session

Summer Start-up Week, 14 - 18 June

Whether you’re looking to develop start-up ideas, make it as a freelancer, grow your own business or social enterprise, the Summer Start-up Week Festival has something for everyone. Register for free!