Careers Service


Meet the Professionals events

The Meet the Professionals events connect you with graduates who studied similar courses to you and who have gone on to a diverse range of subsequent careers. These alumni are on hand to talk to you about their experience, offer advice and answer all your questions. You can also connect with them and continue your conversations on The Manchester Network.

Our events can take different formats and a brief description of the events we run is below:

Meet the Professionals

Get inspired at our award-winning Meet the Professionals speed networking events; after attending these events, 89% of participants tell us they discovered career paths they didn’t previously know about.

How does speed networking work?

In small groups, you’ll have about ten minutes to quiz a professional who has completed a similar degree to you. After ten minutes, you will move onto the next professional. The whole session lasts for about an hour and a half and is a great opportunity to pick a graduate’s brains and make use of their expertise.

Afterwards, there’ll be more opportunity to chat and network with the alumni and your fellow students.

Careers Panel

What is a Careers Panel?

A panel of alumni who have completed a degree similar to yours will talk to you about their career before answering your questions.

Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity for informal networking where you’ll be able to continue conversations with the alumni and your fellow students. The whole session lasts about an hour and a half.

Upcoming events

The following Meet the Professionals events will be taking place in Autumn 2019:

Events open to students from any Faculty

Events aimed at students from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

  • Meet the Professionals: Biological Sciences (event id tbc) Thursday 21 November
    5-7.30pm, Michael Smith Lounge, Michael Smith Building
    Details will be added here in early November

Events aimed at students from the Faculty of Humanities

Events aimed at students from the Faculty of Science and Engineering