Careers Service gets student vote

The University’s Careers Service has been ranked among the top ten in the UK.

A survey of nearly 5,000 students, rating university careers services across the country, found Edinburgh eighth overall for student satisfaction.

The survey was conducted online by student-led review website,

Hands-on approach

The University was commended for delivering hands-on career support for its students.

The help staff provide to construct effective CVs and covering letters were among the highlights of student feedback.

As a Careers Service we work hard to respond to the diversity of interests from students across the University – we want them to feel excited and inspired about their futures.

Shelagh GreenDirector of the University Careers Service

Increased access

The Careers Service offers a number of events - including Careers in IT workshops and an award-winning Creative and Cultural Careers Festival - to ensure students have access to the broadest range of opportunities.

Each School is also tied to its own careers consultant, providing a clear link for students to get support.

Online question and answer sessions and appointment bookings via the careers website has also increased opportunities for students to access the service.

Edinburgh Award

Students can also gain recognition for part time work, volunteering and contributing to the University community with the Edinburgh Award.

The Award offers students formal recognition for activities that demonstrate they are developing skills and attributes that are highly valuable for both personal and career development.

Student employability

The University was recently ranked 23rd in the global employability rankings, run by Times Higher Education.

We’re a world class University and we want our students to have access to world class support, so it’s encouraging to see students value what we do.

Shelagh GreenDirector of the University Careers Service

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