Careers Service

Advice regarding COVID 19

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

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 to Edinburgh University 

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 academic year 2021/22 we will mostly be offering you online opportunities to connect with our students and graduates, but there are still some options for having an on-campus presence.   

Whilst we hope that most of our students will be joining us in-person in Edinburgh this year, we expect restrictions on physical distancing to continue so we advise employers to put most effort into connecting with students and graduates virtually and we have a range of online services to support you with this. We can’t predict exactly how life will look in September so virtual events ensure accessibility for all.  

  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. There are still some 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 services, and events is now open. 

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Go Abroad Opportunities

In 2021/22 the University will now be allowing students to take part in Optional placements, in alignment with UK's Foreign and Commonwealth office guidance (FCDO). Approval is subject to the completion of a robust risk assessment and needs to be signed off by the Study and Work Away Team (SWAY).   

Mandatory placements are now classed as ‘essential travel’, under the Universities travel insurance policy and may be able to go ahead even if the FCDO guidance advises against it. Approval to travel will be subject to individual assessment by the SWAY service and will need to meet certain conditions. 

The Careers Service can now promote Go Abroad Opportunities to students on MyCareerHub and can offer active promotion through other services on a case by case basis.