Careers meetings

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. Prior to your appointment 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.

Appointment types

1: Getting Started Information and Advice Meetings - 15 minutes

Aim to help you:

  • Understand how the careers service can support you during and after your time at The University of Manchester
  • Identify suitable resources and support relating to your needs and circumstances
  • Reflect on your own skills and experience
  • Explore options to gain experience
  • Research career options and work or further study opportunities
  • Grow in career confidence and feel ready to take action

These appointments are for current students only

  • Suitable for initial conversations to help you get started with exploring options, looking for experience, considering further study, quick tips and advice on applications and interviews.
  • Appointments are bookable 14 working days in advance and you may book 1 in 30 days.

2: Careers Guidance Meetings

Aim to help you:

  • Understand your strengths, motivations, interests and values
  • Understand your university and work-related skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Identify suitable support relating to your needs and circumstances
  • Explore your future options and make decisions
  • Understand the job market, (including getting experience or further study) and feel equipped to research relevant options
  • Grow in career confidence and feel ready to take action

Careers Meeting: Faculty based - 30 mins

  • Eligibility will depend on your degree programme, all are suitable for undergraduates, masters students and PhD/Doctoral researchers and graduates.
  • Discuss careers questions such as I don’t know what I want to do, career options with your degree, or careers not directly related to your degree, evaluating your skills, looking for work or thinking about postgraduate study.
  • Appointments are bookable 14 working days in advance and you may book 1 in 30 days.
    • Careers Meeting for Biology, Medicine and Health students
    • Careers Meeting for Humanities students
    • Careers Meeting for Science and Engineering students

Careers Meeting for Graduates - 30 minutes

  • This appointment is for those who have recently graduated or have finished their course within the last two years.
  • Suitable for discussing; careers queries such as I don’t know what to do or I am considering further study; career options and next steps, pathways into different industries, job search strategies or career changes.
  • Appointments are bookable 14 working days in advance and you may book 1 in 30 days.

Career planning with a disability or health concern - up to 60 minutes

  • Available for current students and eligible recent graduates.
  • To discuss careers issues relating to their disability e.g. disclosure, adjustments, finding disabled-friendly employers.
  • Appointment bookable 30 working days in advance and you may book 1 in 30 days.

To book an appointment

  • Book online via CareerConnect
  • Check the location of the appointment on screen before booking. Choose an online - Virtual appointment, or a campus location convenient to you.
  • Online appointments are conducted via Zoom, you will be emailed a link when you book please keep this email. Students will receive an Outlook calendar notification other email providers may also be compatible.
  • A missed appointment will count as one of your allocation. Please cancel via CareerConnect in advance of the appointment.

All of our advisors regardless of gender, race, nationality, are equally trained and are equipped to advise all students.

Further information:

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.