The Careers and Employability Service aims to support students and graduates in achieving their career plans and works with students to develop their employability at the earliest opportunity. We look forward to meeting you.
Get advice and support
Most of our website is directly relevant to you, whether you are an international student, or a UK/EU student. However, this section will provide careers related information that may be of specific interest to you.
Whilst we work with academic departments to organise suitable events, such as workshops and employer presentations, you are advised to come to the Careers Service to find out the range of information, support and opportunities available to you. We are located on the third floor of University House on the Hull campus and in the Library Area of the Scarborough campus.
Attend careers presentations, workshops and fairs (see Events) to assist you in making career decisions and in being successful in your applications.
Discuss you career ideas with a Careers Adviser at an early stage. You may be able to choose course options, undertake work experience or develop extra-curricular activities which will help you when applying for jobs or for further study. There are specialists websites for international students interested in particular occupations, e.g. LawBrittania for legal careers in the UK.
We're here to help have extensive knowledge and information about a wide range of occupations - so come and talk to us.
When filling in application forms and producing your CV, UK NARIC may be able to help you with comparability of qualifications.
NARIC equivalence of qualifications in different countries
When identifying suitable jobs to apply for, look for those that can use your specific background and skills, i.e. where knowledge of your country of origin or language would be of particular value, and bring these out in applications and interviews.
If you wish to continue to further study in the UK, then postgraduate course information can be obtained from the Further study section of this website. The British Council website can be consulted for sources of funding for international students.
Working during your studies
If you wish to work in the UK during your studies you should consult the UKCISA website to check the regulations which apply to you.
Most international students are able to work up to 20 hours per week during semesters and full-time in vacation, subject to visa restrictions.
To find a part-time job during your studies, or vacation work, go to the Job Shop on the first floor of University House or visit the Job Shop website.
Hull University Union Job Shop part-time and vacation work
If you are a European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national, consult the relevant section of the UKCISA website.
Look also for professional or industrial work placements offered by employers during the summer vacation, as these can provide relevant work experience, networking opportunities and the chance to develop employability skills.
Jobs - jobs page - also has some placements.
Work experience - links to job search including professional placements (e.g. summer placements, one-year 'sandwich' placements)
Working in the UK after your studies
If you wish to work in the UK after your studies you should consult the UKCISA website to check the regulations which apply.
For further information about visas and studying in the UK, consult the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website, where there is also a list of sponsoring employers.
Useful resourcesOur opening hours - office hours, drop-in times
How to access our services - Drop-in times, guidance appointments and advice by e-mail
Who's Who - meet the staff
English for careers purposes - Guide to English words used in careers and recruitment
Going Global - job search, visa & work permit information, employment information for over 120 countries. Go to work overseas page.
British Council -further study
Considering returning to your home country? Starting your Career in...guides - give practical advice for students intending to return to their home country after their studies - Thailand Taiwan Nigeria Malaysia Hong Kong Brazil Australia China Russia United Arab Emirates USA Singapore Canada India Japan
Going Global - useful resource for jobs etc outside of the UK. Go to our Work overseas page for details.
Prospects International Students area
Law Brittania - studying and becoming a lawyer in the UK
Monetos - International research portal
Improve your business English - free online resources for speakers of other languages. Business podcasts from the British Council, a grammar course from the Open University, and articles on business gurus from the BBC World Service.
The British Council, operating in China as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy/Consulate-General, provides a range of support services to UK alumni (Chinese nationals who have studied or are studying in the UK) in China. These aim to help UK alumni to better understand the job market in China and support them in their job hunting. The latest were held in March 2013. Find our more at www.alumniuk.org.cn/.
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