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Information for Graduates

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

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 - Explore your options, including further study. Get information on career planning, global careers and on finding and applying for jobs and work. Discover self-help resources on interview technique and writing CVs. All of this and more can be found on our employability hub, Careers Online. Northumbria graduates who completed their course within the past 3 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.  
  • Kickstart your graduate career - Are you a recent graduate (from 2016, 17 or 18)? Would you like to brush up on your jobsearch skills and learn how to present yourself effectively at Interviews? This new 2 day course on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October, could be just for you.

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 

Each Year the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) contacts all leavers of UK institutions 15 months after graduation for the Graduate Outcomes survey to find out what you go on to do. The results feature in national league tables and help current students plan their careers. You will be contacted by email and telephone, so we must have your current email address and telephone number to contact you; please update your details with Alumni if they change. It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey either online or by telephone. It needs high response rates, so we really appreciate the time you take to complete it.

To find out more about HESA and their role in HE data and analysis, click here.



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