This page has answers to common questions that members of staff ask us, including information for Directors of Studies and student support officers.
Academic staff often find themselves offering careers support to students, especially if they are Directors of Studies or student support officers. There is a section on career development in the Director of Studies handbook.
You may find the following answers to frequently asked questions helpful.
A: The Careers Service operates very differently from commercial recruitment agencies and strives to find jobs suitable for students studying full-time. We advertise part-time, one-off and vacation jobs (as well as full-time jobs on graduation), via SAGE - our employer and vacancy database.
We will not publicise vacancies for employers who pressurise students into working excessive hours and we encourage employers to work around students' academic commitments. We also ensure we only advertise jobs which pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
A. The University recommends that students studying full time do not work more than 15 hours per week during the semester. This figure was agreed by members of the original Student Employment Steering Group which included academic and student representatives.
A. You can find out the careers adviser linked to their School or programme in the 'Meet the team' section of this website.
A. If your question is not answered here or within the other staff pages, please feel free to email the CSE team leader, Steve Norman
This article was published on Nov 2, 2011