Graduate School

Careers service and resources

The University provides a number of resources to support you while you are a student at the University of Edinburgh.

Careers Service

Our Careers Service plays an essential part in your wider student experience at the University, offering world-class careers and personal development guidance and support. We support you to recognise the wealth of possibilities ahead, while at university and after graduation, helping you explore new avenues, tap into your talents and build your employability with confidence and enthusiasm.

We provide access to:

  • career information, advice and guidance
  • a programme of career and employer events
  • internships, jobs and opportunities.

Lyn Kane is the dedicated Careers Consultant for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. The Careers Service is located in the Main Library, 3rd floor. Each year, the Careers Service organise over a dozen career fairs and festivals and host many employer workshops and presentations. This gives you the opportunity to engage with hundreds of employers on campus.  They encourage you to utilise their web resources on looking for work, recruitment and your future.

Institute for Academic Development

All postgraduate students can benefit from our Institute for Academic Development (IAD), which provides information, events and courses to develop the skills you will need throughout your studies and in the future.

Platform One

Platform One is a single online location where University of Edinburgh students, alumni, staff and volunteers can share information, interact and advise.

Edinburgh Innovations

Backing bright ideas, Edinburgh Innovations is the University’s award-winning programme for student entrepreneurs. Each year, Edinburgh Innovations works with hundreds of students to assess their ideas and develop their business skills and helps many start their businesses.

We have helped Edinburgh students and alumni launch almost 100 new businesses in the last three years, ranging from language tuition to robotics companies.

Hear and read the stories of some of our Graduate School alumni - Masters alumniPhD alumni