Students at the University of Edinburgh are offered an experience which provides them with a high standard of academic excellence and the opportunity to ensure they are work ready. Read on for an overview of the 'Edinburgh experience'
A degree alone is not enough. We know it, you know it and our students know it. At Edinburgh, our students are provided with a range of opportunities to enhance their employability from the day they start university to the day they leave.
The Careers Service works in close collaboration with academic schools to help ensure students develop the ‘full package’ - the right knowledge, the right skills and the right abilities that will enable them to be effective and valuable to you from day one.
The Careers Service encourages all students to gain relevant skills and develop themselves in a variety of ways. For example, the 'Careers in the Curriculum' programme is designed to develop career management skills throughout the course of a student’s studies.
A huge range of activities outside the taught curriculum is on offer at Edinburgh. Many students are active in student societies and clubs, from skydiving to working on a production at our student-run theatre. Others choose to be representatives on committees or take part in volunteering opportunities. All of these activities provide invaluable experience to students.
Edinburgh’s two semester system allows students to undertake an extended period of employment during their summer vacation. They may also chose to work up to 15 hours a week during semester. The Careers Service actively helps students gain work experience. Students are provided with a range of resources including our vacancy website SAGE.
This article was published on Aug 9, 2010