Frequently asked questions and answers
Common queries and how to handle them - including advice on options, taking time out, work experience, supporting taught postgraduate and international students
Some common careers queries and how to handle them
As a Personal Tutor, there are often common themes or questions that can crop up in your student meetings. The Careers Service can help you address these with your student. We want to help you signpost your students quickly and effectively to the right sources of advice and information. In this section we have addressed the most common themes and queries.
How do I find work experience, internships or a part-time job?
Unsure about options?
Thinking about changing or leaving my course
It is common for a few students each year to have second thoughts. They can book to see any of us to discuss this further.
You can also contact the link careers consultant for your School where there is an urgent need. Your Student Support Team can do this too.
How can I get support with applications, CVs and interviews?
Time out on placement, abroad, on exchange
We can support students at a distance, whether they are on exchange or spending time out on placement. Students can book appointments by Skype too
Do you have specific advice for postgraduate students?
Do you have specific advice for international students?
Supporting your students' personal development
We encourage students to be proactive and take advantage of the many co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities here.
We have developed the Edinburgh Award for students to get recognition for these activities. The Award also helps them enhance their experience and articulate the skills they have developed. This link highlights all the University Edinburgh Award activities.