Are you In Shape for a graduate career?

The start of Semester Two can be a time for taking stock for first and intermediate years. For second years there’s the realisation that you’re half way through your degree, and maybe it’s time to think about what you’ll be doing 18 months from now. If you’re a first year, you’ve survived the settling in period, maybe taken on more than you can realistically fit in, maybe decided to ditch a few things, focus on the essentials and make a fresh start.

For Social Sciences undergraduates from less well-off backgrounds, there’s a great opportunity on offer to boost your employability, firm up your career ideas and ensure you’re In Shape for the graduate job market. In Shape is an exciting new programme of career workshops and employer-led skills sessions run jointly between the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Careers Service’s Transitions project (which offers careers support for UK undergraduates from backgrounds under-represented in higher education). 

The programme kicks off with a launch event on Wednesday 12 March – if you meet the eligibility criteria, you should have received an invitation email from Read more details of theprogramme and sign up. If you think you may have deleted the email, or if you want to check your eligibility, email us on

For other UK undergraduates from under-represented backgrounds, from all faculties, look out for emails from Transitions and for future blog posts inviting you to a series of talks and workshops covering CVs, covering letters, application forms and interviews. Or email us now on to check the dates and times.

Of course, all students regardless of background should be spending a bit of time working on their career planning and employability. The Careers Service offers everyone a range of help, from employer presentations, CV talks, skills workshops , jobs fairs, industry days to one-to-one CV reviews or advice sessions. Check our website for details - and read those What’s On Weekly emails before you hit the delete key.
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