Work-based learning opportunities
Employment experience is more important than ever in the current job market, with many employers seeking both exceptional academic achievements and first-hand knowledge of the working environment from candidates.
In response to this demand, the University of London has developed unique relationships with renowned employers to provide our students with invaluable opportunities to participate in work-based learning through our Business Placement scheme and industry skills initiatives such as the Bombay Stock Exchange Bootcamp.
The University of London Careers Service
The University of London Careers Service offers careers and employability support to all our students, wherever they may be based and whatever their level of experience, through our extensive programme of both synchronous and asynchronous delivery.
Our highly experienced Careers Team recognise that our students are at different stages of their career journey, some are Career Starters, others are Career Developers, whilst some are Career Changers and we use this Career Stage approach to tailor our resources and support. Students can access targeted careers and employability support most relevant to their career stage and gain specific advice from award-winning careers and employability staff.
The Careers Team use their labour market insights, employer networks and careers management knowledge to produce sessions and resources which meet the diverse needs of our students, as outlined below:
Live and interactive webinars - from strengthening job interview performance to improving your entrepreneurial skills, from promoting distance learning qualification to employers to virtual networking skills, our webinars coverage a range of key topics in a global, virtual classroom.
Live career drop in sessions - during these sessions students have the opportunity to ask our experienced Careers Consultants specific careers and employability-related questions, whilst their peers also learn from the answers provided and subsequent discussion.
Employer events and materials - we offer a chance to connect with employers from a range of sectors through employer co-delivery of webinars and careers information. Our global employer panels focus on a range of sectors and provide valuable labour marketing insights as well as an opportunity to network with employers. We offer will help with finding, applying and preparing for job opportunities whatever your career stage.
Career micro modules - we offer two career learning micro-modules which can be completed in the students’ own time. The Career Planning and Professional Impact, Profile and Success micro-modules equip students to develop their career planning and professional skill set for the changing 2020s global market and successful completion of the micro modules is featured on the degree transcript.
Transdisciplinary learning - our Blending Boundaries programme enables our students to collaborate in groups of different academic disciplines, different geographical locations and different careers stage to develop their multi-disciplinary problem solving skills and intercultural communication, which we know from employers is so important for the future of work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Alumni Voice events and materials - we offer a chance to meet graduates from the University of London working in a range of professional settings. Students can gain sector knowledge and insights from interactive careers and employability sessions, from careers-related interviews with UoL Alumni, to industry specific Alumni Voice Panel Events, which provide current students with a chance to pose their questions to graduates working a diverse range of fields, from International Development to Technology. Our alumni podcast also showcase the career journeys of alumni working in different sectors to help inspire and inform career thinking.
Careers and Employability resources - we also have an extensive range of careers resources hosted on the Student Portal, including a comprehensive library of previous webinar recordings and GoinGlobal, a market-leading international vacancies platform, which includes worldwide job and internship vacancies and resources for more than 120 locations. Our team work closely with global employers to help you keep up to date with the latest international labour market intelligence.