Applications now open for a hugely exciting opportunity for University of Brighton students: Student Research Experience Scheme

Applications now open for a hugely exciting opportunity that enables you to receive hands-on paid research experience on projects covering all disciplines across the University of Brighton landscape – you can start applying today!

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Thinking about postgraduate study?

We’ve created scholarships worth 20% of tuition fees, especially for University of Brighton graduates who progress on to postgraduate study with us.

If you’re graduating from your degree with us this summer, or you graduated a while ago, we’d love to welcome you back in September for a postgraduate degree!

We encourage students at all stages of their studies to come along and find out more at a postgraduate information session on Wednesday 14 February.

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Want to get a placement year, summer internship for Summer 2024, or meet employers and network?

In the morning (10am – 1pm) Three workshops on topics such as digital networking and LinkedIn and Interviews and Assessment Centres as well as informative sessions from the Placements and Internships Team about making successful applications. In the afternoon (1-3pm) Placements & Internships Fair which will have employers from Business, Law, and STEM sectors advertising…

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Get your CV ready for 2024 with our CV writing guide

Will you be job hunting in the New Year? Get ahead of the competition with our great hints and tips on how to write your CV and what to include.

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Everything you need to know about covering letters

Covering letters (or cover letters) are an important part of the application process. They need to compliment the CV and work in conjunction with it rather than replicating the exact information. Learn more about what to include and how to format your cover letter.

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Brighton Works Week 2023: careers and employability

A week of activities and events focused on boosting your employability, no matter what year of study you are in, or what you are studying. Search and book any and all events today on Careers Connect.

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Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair 2023: a part of Brighton Works Week

Attendees can expect to engage in meaningful conversations, gain insights into different industries, and even secure interviews on the spot. With representatives from renowned companies, and local businesses, you’ll have the chance to showcase your skills and learn about exciting opportunities available.

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10,000 Interns Foundation

Since its founding in 2020, The 10,000 Interns Foundation (10KIF) has created opportunities that have empowered young individuals to launch their careers, overcome barriers, and achieve their full potential. Black, mixed heritage and disabled students can apply today.

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Graduate Aspiration Programme (GAP) Mentoring from the Civil Service

GAP is an amazing one-to-one mentoring opportunity which matches university students, from low socio-economic backgrounds, with a mentor from the Civil Service who has expertise in a particular professional area. The programme aims to build confidence, and aspiration and support future career choices, as well as enhance communication skills and build new networks.

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Hear from our past Turing Scheme students

The University of Brighton has been awarded funding to support students on overseas work or study placements in academic year 2023, until August 2023. Benefits of overseas travel The benefits of working or studying overseas are many and varied – you get the chance to learn about other cultures, gain an international mindset, the opportunity…

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Class of 23: Employability support for graduating students

We’re here to help you plan your next steps and develop your employability skills. Sign up for the short and snappy Class of 23 sessions (see below) delivered on Microsoft Teams by Careers and Employability experts from across the University:

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A guide: reflect on your careers options and choose the right postgraduate course for you

This video will tell you how and when to apply, what admissions tutors are looking for, how to write a good personal statement.

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A guide: Sources of Funding for Postgraduate Study 

There are different titles such as loans, grants, bursaries, and scholarships which can be a bit bewildering so if you want to discuss these further then please schedule a chat with a UoB Careers Development Adviser for your school on Careers Connect and they can help you through it all.

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A guide: how to apply for postgraduate study and write a personal statement

This video will tell you how and when to apply, what admissions tutors are looking for, how to write a good personal statement.

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A guide: Before you start applying for postgraduate study

This video will tell you how and when to apply, what admissions tutors are looking for, how to write a good personal statement.

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National Careers Week: A look at help getting through psychometric tests?

We have partnered with online platform Graduates First to give our students and graduates free access to their wide range of online tests. This includes tests such as verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, personality tests and situational judgement tests. These are all created to be as close as possible to the real thing, so you know what to expect.

National Careers Week: A look at where to look for graduate schemes

A huge bonus of being a graduate is that you can apply for a graduate scheme!

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National Careers Week: A look at digital upskilling – what is it and why you should be doing it

Are you a Creative and competent user of digital technologies? (one of our University of Brighton Graduate Attributes)

We hope so, because digital skills are becoming a key part of everyone’s employability.

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National Careers Week: A look at the University of Brighton Graduate Attributes

To make a successful application for a job opportunity or postgraduate study course you will need to be able to reflect on what you can bring to an employer or the university you are applying to.

To help you do this we have developed a set of University of Brighton Graduate Attributes which are skills and qualities that you will develop whilst you’re at university (both on your course and in other parts of your university life) that reflect what employers are looking for in graduates.

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Local summer jobs, part-time work, internships, placements, and plenty of other opportunities – come and meet the employers on campus!

Meet LOCAL employers hiring for now, the summer, and next year – best of all, they’re all based in Brighton and East Sussex. From midday in Elm House Atrium on 7 March. See you there!

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