The Careers Service vision, mission and values
Our vision is to make a meaningful contribution to the experience of every University of Edinburgh student, inspiring and empowering them to be the best they can be, to fully develop their potential and to achieve satisfying and rewarding futures.
Our mission is to make the Careers Service an essential part of the wider student experience by offering world-class careers and personal development that is highly regarded and fully integrated within the University, and meaningful and relevant to every student, of every discipline, at every stage of their degree course.
We will work in close collaboration with our schools and support services, and with our employer partners and professional networks, making effective connections and keeping our finger on the pulse of graduate opportunities and choices.
We will be adaptable, responsible and innovative in our approach, consistently delivering initiatives and events that are appealing and accessible to students and relevant to the demands of the professional world, today and tomorrow.
We will provide students with the tools, resources and experiences they need to make informed choices about their futures, empowering them to reflect on their university experience, develop their skills and personal attributes, and understand how to market these and interact confidently in a working environment.
In everything we do, we will aim to open students’ eyes to the wealth of possibilities ahead of them, while at university and after graduation, helping them to explore new avenues, tap into their talents and build upon their employability with confidence and enthusiasm.
These are the attributes that we value most highly. They are central to the way that we work and embedded in our culture: Integration; Collaboration; Innovation; Empowerment; Inspiration.
We are committed to social responsibility and sustainability, this includes supporting the University’s Climate Strategy through our working practices:
We operate a fair use policy which tells you what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. You can download this here: