Careers Service

Advice regarding COVID 19

Advice for external organisations: novel coronavirus (COVID 19) information

Last updated: 1 October 2020 

The University of Edinburgh is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and liaising with government and NHS agencies to get their latest advice on public health guidance. Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and visitors. 

You can read the latest updates on the University’s response here: 

Connect with our students

We are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students in September. 

Welcome back

Due to COVID-19 we have adapted our approach to teaching and employer events to ensure the safety of staff, students and employers. 

Our hybrid approach to teaching

For the 2020/21 academic year our employer engagement offer will be entirely virtual.  

While physical distancing measures and travel restrictions continue, we expect students to be both on and off campus, and potentially all over the world in various time zones.  Virtual events ensure accessibility for all. 

We have developed new online services so you can continue quality conversations with our students and graduates.  Our services are designed to support you whether you decide to engage with an activity being run by us, or whether you already have plans for your own event that you would like us to help you promote to our students.  

We plan to increase our on-campus teaching as Covid-19 restrictions ease. In line with this, when it is safe and practical to do so, we may be able to facilitate physical events.  Please contact the Employer Team directly to discuss. 

Contact the Employer Team

There is a lot of uncertainty and unknowns right now but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to providing a full range of accessible services to allow students, graduates and employers to connect. 

Booking for our Semester One events is now open.

Go Abroad Opportunities

Due to updated guidance from the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office some students with a mandatory overseas component to their degree programme, may now travel in Semester 1.

Optional exchanges and placements remain temporarily cancelled until further notice with the expectation these will resume in Semester 2.

The Careers Service can now promote Go Abroad Opportunities to students on MyCareerHub.

Active promotion, such as webinar and targeted email will be available to organisations advertising opportunities starting after 1st January 2021.

Given the University has cancelled all optional study exchanges and overseas placements in Semester 1 (September – December) we do not feel it is appropriate to actively promote opportunities to students which may confuse this message.