The University of Liverpool enjoys a fantastic reputation as a careers-focused university. In the top 25 UK universities most targeted by employers (High Fliers Research 2018), Liverpool offers you a skills-based learning experience that could put you on the fast track to career success.
Now the University has reaffirmed its dedication to creating work-ready graduates by introducing a new and improved careers service at its Career Studio!
Liverpool's new Career Studio
The University of Liverpool's Career Studio is a fantastic resource available to all students, and it's recently been fully refurbished. Here are just some of the helpful services you can now access:
- Help finding a work placement, work experience or part time job.
- Advice on choosing the right career for you.
- Skills masterclasses.
- Help writing your CV, applying for jobs, and practical interview advice.
- The opportunity to meet employers and companies face-to-face.
All of this is incredibly useful in helping you with your first steps towards a career.
A different approach
The University of Liverpool is an innovative institution, which is why it decided to modernise its careers service. The building was fully refurbished and the equipment replaced with brand-new technology. Plus, the staffing and organisation of the Career Studio was radically overhauled. Now, the service is fully student-led and student-focused!
Firstly, the University trained 16 students to become Career Coaches, who are qualified to help you fill out applications and advise on interesting upcoming opportunities.
Secondly, they made sure to hire staff that reflect the University's diverse student community of 145 nationalities, and introduced a new flexible approach to appointments. Because of this new approach, you don't need to book in advance — you can drop in any time!
Thirdly, the new CareerConnect initiative is a programme of special events and masterclasses where you can meet employers. You can learn vital insider tips, and even build up a useful network of contacts. CareerConnect has already organised 80 events for the coming year, with help from famous organisations like IBM and the Bank of England.
Explore 3 career zones
Finally, visitors to the new Career Studio will see a new, intuitive layout, with the area split into the following 3 'zones':
- Explore Zone
- Connect Zone
- Apply Zone
Head to the Explore Zone, and you can search for job and work experience opportunities, and even explore different career and further study options, all under the guidance of an expert Career Coach.
Then, you can make your way to the Connect Zone. Staff here will help you with everything from setting up a LinkedIn profile to arranging meetings with guest speakers from local businesses.
Finally, in the Apply Zone, you find answers to any questions you have about applying for jobs or placements. You'll also be able to get expert advice on writing your CV, and how to impress in interviews.
Study in Liverpool
If you'd like to study at a careers-focused university like the University of Liverpool, Kaplan can help. We offer a range of pathway courses that can help you gain entry to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Click on the links below, or use the handy degree finder, to find out more about how you can study in Liverpool with Kaplan.