Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Statement of Service

Student at the Careers reception talking to a member of the team

We provide students and graduates with the resources and individual support they need to succeed in their chosen career paths.

We offer a wide range of services, including career guidance and coaching, job search and application support, networking opportunities through fairs and presentations, extracurricular modules through the Nottingham Advantage Award, and access to work experience, placement, and internship opportunities.

Our Mission: To improve the graduate prospects of our students and graduates.

Whether you are just starting out or are looking to advance in your career, we are here to help you achieve your goals.

Statement of Service for students and graduates

Our vision is to enable University of Nottingham students and graduates to confidently pursue fulfilling careers through innovative, inclusive, professional client-focused services.

We aim to do this through a quality service that:

  • helps students and graduates, through expert careers information, advice and guidance, to develop career management skills and to implement well-informed career decisions
  • collaborates with the academic community, with colleagues from other professional services, and with employers to enhance the employability of students and graduates through curriculum-based and co-curricular career development learning 
  • provides a channel of communication between students, graduates, employers and academics to promote opportunities 
  • provides the university with reliable and relevant information about the graduate labour market
  • promotes the university’s students and graduates to all types of employers and training providers
  • provides employers with opportunities to engage with our students and graduates


Who can use our services

  • Current students at the University of Nottingham UK including undergraduates, taught postgraduates and postgraduate researchers
  • Graduates of the University of Nottingham. While our services are available to you regardless of when you graduated, our expertise is most effective up to five years post-graduation
  • Early Careers Researchers. Our expertise is most effective within two years of graduating from your PhD
  • Exchange students from non-UK universities, who are undertaking a period of study at the University of Nottingham UK, can only use our services while studying at the university

Variations of entitlement

  • Students and graduates of University of Nottingham Ningbo and Malaysia, and those on franchised courses outside the UK, should seek help from their local university or college careers service
  • Students who leave before completing their course should seek clarification from Student Services regarding their university status and entitlement to use university facilities and resources. However, we can offer an appointment, prior to your departure from the university. If in doubt, please contact us. You can do this in person, by calling telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680 or by email


Outline of our services

Explore our website for careers information and advice to support your career planning. Written by our careers professionals with student and alumni video content, you can:

    • learn about the ways to gain work experience
    • browse the career options with your subject
    • explore a wide range of job roles and sectors
    • navigate the recruitment and selection process

Log in to MyCareer, your personal careers account, to:

  • talk to an adviser, face-to face or online, for personalised advice on all aspects of your career planning from choosing a career to interview preparation
  • book your place on our events from employers presentations, job and sector insight sessions to job-hunting workshops
  • search our job vacancy board for internships, placements and graduate opportunities

You can also log in to MyCareer via the MyNottingham app through the Careers tile.

Please note: Research staff do not need to have a MyCareer account.

If you are unsure of your entitlement to use the service, please contact us on 0115 9513680 or email us. The final decision over user entitlement rests with the Directors of the Service.


What you can expect from us

  • Professional, friendly, and helpful staff who are committed to helping you
  • Confidential information, advice and guidance which is impartial and focussed on supporting you to make choices about your future based on your interests, skills, and values.
  • Career development learning delivered centrally and in collaboration with academic schools and faculties, colleagues from other professional services and the Students’ Union (SU).
  • Referrals to other services, as appropriate (for example, The Ingenuity Lab for business start-up support)
  • To be treated equally and fairly in line with the university's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Delivery Plan PDF file icon
  • We are members of AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) and subscribe to their code of ethics

What do we expect from you?

  • Taking ownership of your career journey, engagement in career learning and a willingness to take responsibility for your own action plans. 
  • A professional approach, for example, attending booked appointments and events on time, or cancelling your booking if you are unable to attend
  • Treating our staff with courtesy and respect
  • Undertake any preparatory work as requested prior to appointments or events.
  • Feedback on our service, if requested

How do you access our services?

You can visit our office on Level D, Portland Building West, University Park from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. We also have teams in locations around the university.

  • Portland Building,University Park Campus (Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Pope Building, University Park Campus (Science and Engineering)
  • Life Sciences Building, University Park Campus (Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • QMC (Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • Yang Fujia Building, Jubilee Campus
  • Student Services Centre, Sutton Bonington Campus

Appointments and events are available at all the above locations or online for students from the designated faculties. Please consult MyCareer for further details.

You can access our online services through the individual websites for:

  • current students
  • alumni
  • postgraduate researchers
  • early career researchers
  • University of Nottingham staff

Your feedback and complaints

We welcome feedback from users on the services we provide.  If you have found us helpful or if you have any suggestions about possible improvements, please let us know. 

If you feel we have not met your expectations, then please discuss your concerns with the appropriate member of staff who will do their best to put it right.  You can do this in person, by calling telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680 or by email.

Any formal complaints by clients should be submitted in accordance with the university's Student Complaint Procedure and will be dealt with accordingly.  Any other formal complaints should be addressed in writing to the Director of the Service, Pauline Maden.


Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679