Our Career Development Service is here to support you throughout your time at university and beyond. Our services are available to you from day one, no matter who you are or whether you know where you want to go. We will always be there to guide you towards your professional goals.

The Leicester Award logoThe Leicester Award

The Leicester Award is your inspirational personal development programme and is a core component of your first year. It gives you the opportunity to discover new skills, new experiences and new friendships. You’ll develop your confidence, resilience and decision making skills, to help you to create a bright future for yourself.

Find out more about the Leicester Award


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Careers fairs

Careers fairs are a great way for you to meet with organisations, explore opportunities and learn about different career paths. Our Festival of Careers is the flagship careers event, this week long festival brings together a series of themed careers fairs and fringe activities.

Learn about our Festival of Careers

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Work experience, placements and part-time work

Our Career Development Service has access to hundreds of paid and voluntary opportunities for you to get involved and build your experience and confidence. They will also contribute to your Leicester Award.

Find work experience opportunities

student talking to an adviserCareers support, guidance and workshops

Whether you are on or off campus our Career Development Service is here to help you from day one. Our qualified careers advisers can help you to explore your career options, identify ways to develop your skills and experience or help you to secure a job whilst you’re studying or even after graduation.

Find out how we can support you whilst at university