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The University of Hull has an excellent track record of helping
its students to succeed in work.
We know how important it is for you to get the job you want.
Studying at Hull will mean that you have access to the skills you
need to prosper: our alumni have achieved success at the top level
of every sector – from commerce and politics to science and the
arts. We are committed to developing student
enterprise, entrepreneurship and employability
through our programmes of study.
Employability as part of your course
The University provides a wealth of employability initiatives
that you can take as part of your academic studies. Each academic
department uses guest lecturers to share real-world experiences,
and many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies.
Contact the individual department to find out more.
Our free electives
system enables you to choose a module in addition to your main
area of study and helps you develop valuable skills to maximise
your potential – e.g.
business and entrepreneurship, languages or career management
skills These are available for undergraduates
A wide range of undergraduate work
experience opportunities and placements are available. These
vary in length and by occupational areas – e.g. the professional
experience programmes in the Business School, the Politics
Department’s Parliamentary placements in Westminster,
industrial placements in digital media and in our new Legal Advice Centre (staffed by law students) to
gain hands-on experience.
How the University supports your career planning and getting a
Careers Service Centre is free to use as soon as you
start and until after you have graduated. Careers professionals
provide confidential and impartial individual guidance and
Students wanting to start their own business can benefit from
the fantastic facilities and incubator space on campus at the
Centre. The Creative Enterprise Laboratory in Scarborough
allows students to work on business solutions for local companies
with paid internships.
Hull University Union provides a
job exchange which
advertises part-time and casual work that you can undertake
alongside your studies, plus volunteering
opportunities through Hull University
Social Services Organisation, which can also boost your