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Become a global graduate


Many employers worldwide value a global outlook and intercultural experiences in their staff as they are a key factor in driving their organisations forward in today's global market.

Our Becoming a global graduate e-guide shows you how to enhance your career prospects by developing these insights and skills throughout your studies as well as through active participation in University and the community. 

Becoming a global graduate

Download the PDF guide PDF format

Read the guide for practical suggestions to:

  • give your studies a global dimension, including study abroad
  • gain international and cultural experience through student societies and sports clubs, volunteering and language learning
  • look for relevant work experience in the UK and abroad
  • research international careers and gain awareness of global changes affecting sectors and companies
You will also find links to our services, resources and events to help you present your international and cultural experiences effectively to recruiters. 

The demand for global skills

Employers need graduates who, together with good qualifications and relevant subject-related skills, are able to work productively with colleagues, clients and partners from different backgrounds. 

 "L'Oreal is an international company with diverse workforces across 130 countries. As a result, we seek talent who are culturally aware and able to sensitively, yet effectively, drive strategies forward on a global scale to grow our business" 


  Graduate Programme Coordinator, L'Oreal

Sound interpersonal skills and cultural awareness are key and will benefit your organisation whatever sector you are planning to work in.  

 Graduates who can demonstrate their ability to think about the needs of others, from all walks of life, are seen very positively. It's important to recognise the value of strong relationships - both internally and externally - when doing business across our international operations"

  Future Talent Manager, Mars UK

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