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Information for Graduates

You can continue to get advice and support from your Careers team for five years after you graduate. Take action now and make the move from graduate to professional.

In light of COVID-19, the careers service have currently suspended all face to face appointments. 

To continue our support offer, we are now offering specialist careers guidance appointments via video chat. For general career enquiries our Social Media channels (@NUCareers) will be constantly updated with live workshops, vacancies and information to support you over the coming weeks/months. 

Our Careers Online service will also house a live text chat daily from 1-4pm. Northumbria graduates who completed their course within the past 5 years can get access to the hub by completing a short registration form.

If you would like to book a careers guidance video appointment, please e-mail

After requesting a Guidance Appointment you will receive an e-mail from a specialist careers adviser who will negotiate an appointment time with you. They will then send you a video link (with no login required) shortly before your appointment.From this link you will have the option to disable the video and the audio will remain (should you wish not to be on video).

We will be using ‘Zoom’ for these appointments and it will work in any browser on a PC/laptop (no login required). Alternatively, there is also a free mobile app for mobile/tablet devices should you wish to chat using such devices. They are linked below: 

Android Link                     

Apple App Store Link     


What do I do now that I have graduated? 
  • Get 1-1 support in Student Central City Campus Library - Speak to a Careers Adviser at the Guidance Drop-in each weekday 10am-4pm. Get practical, personalised support at the Information and Job Search Drop, 1-3pm, Monday to Friday during teaching weeks. 
  • Find vacancies and graduate internships - Use JobsOnline on NU TARGETconnect and get your graduate job search off the ground with access to hundreds of opportunities, sign up online.  Add your student number to the form to help us authorise your account. 
  • Meet employers - Discover what’s now and next in the jobs market by visiting our careers fairs, workshops and employer talks. Find out about the culture of an organisation, meet recruiters face-to-face and stay one step ahead.
  • Get informed - Careers Online, is your employability hub and is available to Northumbria graduates for the first 5 years after you graduate. It’s packed with guides on transitioning into work, from navigating workplace etiquette to managing a team for the first time. And if you are still looking for work, it has all the key information you need including sources of jobs, CV builders and a system to practice interviews. Northumbria graduates who completed their course within the past 5 years can get access to the hub by completing a short registration form
  • Help to start your own business - Student and Graduate Enterprise is a unique service providing free enterprise skills training and start up support. We specialise in assisting a wide range of enterprises in starting up their own business or becoming self-employed and also offer enterprise workshops.

How can I find out what graduates like me have gone on to do?

  • Take a look at the official data for undergraduate courses on each university at Unistats. The data is compiled from an annual survey of recent graduates, the Destination of Leavers of Higher Education.  Every year we get in touch with our most recent graduates to conduct the survey. We really appreciate the time you spend completing it.

What else can I do?

  • Use your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)  to reflect upon your achievements and enhance your applications to potential employers or other universities. Check out our HEAR pages for further information.
  • Join your Northumbria Alumni Association and network, keep up to date with all the latest alumni and University news and ensure that you retain the lifelong connections you made whilst studying with us.

I am an international graduate, what can I do next?  

  • Get fully informed on the regulations for working in the UK after study.
  • Use the useful websites in our Global Careers section of our employability hub  to find work worldwide, including your home country. To gain access to the hub, email us.

Graduate Outcomes 

Graduate OutcomesA new national survey launches in December 2018, to find out what graduates are doing 15 months after leaving university. Graduate Outcomes replaces the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, and is delivered by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The results feature in national league tales and help current and prospective students plan their careers. Graduates in the survey will receive an email from HESA on behalf of Northumbria University with an invitation to complete the survey online. This may be followed up by phone from IFF Research.

The data collected is important to Northumbria, so please help us by completing the survey when you are contacted to do so, and by keeping your contact details up to date via the Alumni Association.

Find out more with this short guide to  Graduate Outcomes 

Please see the website for more information about Graduate Outcomes.



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