Careers Service


Guidance appointments at The Atrium University Place

A one to one appointment to discuss your career ideas and plans with a Careers Consultant. Whether you are just getting started thinking about your future or have some clear ideas we can help.

  • Appointments are conducted in a private room and are confidential within the Careers Service.
  • Telephone or Skype guidance appointments are available if you cannot come in person. Please mention if you would like either of these services when you book. (For telephone appointments you must be able to make the call to us, for Skype we will need your ID)
  • A guidance appointment lasts up to 30 minutes. In peak periods (September-October) we offer 15 minute Next Steps appointments.
  • Students and graduates with a disability may book an appointment of up to 60 minutes. In peak periods we offer 30 minute appointments. Please mention your disability when you book so we can ensure that you are offered the time and expertise to meet your needs.

All of our advisors regardless of gender, race, nationality, are equally trained and are equipped to advise all students. We cannot guarantee you will be seen by a particular advisor or one of your choice. If you wish to speak to a specific advisor then please contact careers.info@manchester.ac.uk to outline your reasons why.

How to book

You will need an initial consultation with a member of the Information Team (at the Careers desk in The Atrium or by telephone: 0161 275 2829) to explore the nature of your enquiry. They may be able to help you immediately and or will refer you to the most appropriate service or for an appointment as necessary.

Preparing for your appointment

At the time of booking you may be advised of specific resources to help you get started with your enquiry. These will help you with your basic research and may answer some of your initial questions.

Typical queries:

Tell us what is most important to you at the start of the appointment so that the consultant can help you prioritise and plan.

It can be hard when you start planning for your future after university. You are not alone in worrying about what you want to do, whether it is achievable, whether you are good enough and what others expect of you. Many students feel concerned about the next steps, so we have developed a set of resources to help you feel more supported as you start to consider your options and make applications.

We don't

  • Tell you what to do. We are impartial and non-directive in our professional approach.
  • Do all your research for you, we can tell you where to start and offer you some direction.
  • Approach employers on your behalf.
  • Offer legal advice.

Need to cancel an appointment?

Ring 0161 275 2829 before the start time.

Get advice in your school

Need help with career planning or a CV? Can't make it to Uni Place?