Career skills at UWE Bristol’s International College

Career skills at UWE Bristol’s International College

Learn how studying at UWE Bristol’s International College can be a great starting point for building your employability skills and working towards a successful career.

Before your course

Get early access to employability resources with Pathways Preview.  

Before you start your degree preparation course, you can make use of Pathways Preview, an extra resource to help you think about your employability before you start your studies.  

With Pathways Preview, you can: 

  • identify and join professional bodies and organisations   

  • engage with professional groups   

  • access useful resources  

  • attend professional events   

  • get career advice from successful people  

During your course

You’ll be able to develop your career skills while you prepare for your university degree.  

What’s included in your course:

Live careers events


Practical projects

Professional certifications and development resources

Real-world assessments  

Skills portfolio

Work experience opportunities

Take a pathway course with internship

Gain extra work experience with this study option, which includes an integrated online internship taken in the UK.

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Why take a pathway course with internship?

Applying for a pathway course with internship is easy!

Simply select your preferred course type (Foundation Certificate, International Year One or Pre-Master’s) on the application form and, if it is available for your subject area and start date, then select the option with internship.  

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After your course

When you complete your pathway course, you can still rely on our support with Pathway Extra.

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At university and beyond

Once you have passed your degree preparation course and gained valuable career skills, you can boost your employability skills even further at UWE Bristol. 

How UWE Bristol can help you prepare for the future: 

  • A dedicated careers support team and careers site for international students 

  • UWE Bristol students can take advantage of its Careers Toolkit which gives you access to world-class resources 

  • Choose to stay in the UK and work for up to two years after you graduate with the Graduate Route Visa  

Why UWE Bristol is great for employability 

92% of students

in work or further study after 15 months (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020) 

Top 20 in the UK  

for graduate employability (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020)  


of students in professional or managerial roles 6 months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey)    


of College students felt their course helped them develop skills useful for their future career  

Want to explore your study options?