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Information for Graduates

You can continue to get advice and support from Graduate Futures for five years after you graduate. Take action now and make the move from graduate to professional.

We are keen to support you through the uncertain times resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now offering specialist careers guidance, employability advice and careers clinic appointments via video chat and careers workshops online. We will be using MS Teams for these appointments and workshops. It will work in any browser on a PC/laptop and in mobiles and tablets. We will be using MS Teams for these appointments and it will work in any browser on a PC/laptop, mobile and tablet devices. You can book your appointment by registering with NU TARGETconnect.

What do I do now that I have graduated? 
  • Get 1-1 support - specialist careers guidance, employability advice and careers clinic appointments, book at NU TARGETconnect.
  • Find vacancies and graduate internships - Use JobsOnline on NU TARGETconnect and get your graduate job search off the ground with access to hundreds of opportunities, sign up online.  Add your student number to the form to help us authorise your account. 
  • Meet employers - Discover what’s now and next in the jobs market by visiting our careers fairs, workshops and employer talks. Find out about the culture of an organisation, meet recruiters face-to-face and stay one step ahead.
  • Get informed - Careers Online, is your employability hub and is available to Northumbria graduates for the first 5 years after you graduate. It’s packed with guides on transitioning into work, from navigating workplace etiquette to managing a team for the first time. And if you are still looking for work, it has all the key information you need including sources of jobs, CV builders and a system to practice interviews. Northumbria graduates who completed their course within the past 5 years can get access to the hub by completing a short registration form
  • Help to start your own business - Student and Graduate Enterprise is a unique service providing free enterprise skills training and start up support. We specialise in assisting a wide range of enterprises in starting up their own business or becoming self-employed and also offer enterprise workshops.

How can I find out what graduates like me have gone on to do?

  • Take a look at the official data for undergraduate courses on each university at Discover Uni. The data is compiled from an annual survey of recent graduates, the Destination of Leavers of Higher Education.  Every year we get in touch with our most recent graduates to conduct the survey. We really appreciate the time you spend completing it.

What else can I do?

  • Use your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)  to reflect upon your achievements and enhance your applications to potential employers or other universities. Check out our HEAR pages for further information.
  • Join your Northumbria Alumni Association and network, keep up to date with all the latest alumni and University news and ensure that you retain the lifelong connections you made whilst studying with us.

I am an international graduate, what can I do next?  

Graduate Outcomes 

Graduate OutcomesA new national survey launches in December 2018, to find out what graduates are doing 15 months after leaving university. Graduate Outcomes replaces the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, and is delivered by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The results feature in national league tales and help current and prospective students plan their careers. Graduates in the survey will receive an email from HESA on behalf of Northumbria University with an invitation to complete the survey online. This may be followed up by phone from IFF Research.

The data collected is important to Northumbria, so please help us by completing the survey when you are contacted to do so, and by keeping your contact details up to date via the Alumni Association.

Please see the website for more information about Graduate Outcomes.



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