Support for Societies

Would you like The Careers Service to share career hints and tips with your society members?

The Careers Service can help you!

We are taking expressions of interest for workshops on a variety of topics including CVs, cover letters and networking.

Not sure if you would like a workshop? We may be able to offer alternative formats such as Q&A sessions.

If you are interested in a careers session for your Society please fill out the expression of interest form or email if you have any questions.

Whilst we aim to do our best to meet requests, there may be instances where we cannot fulfil every request for a session or may make an alternative suggestion.

Please note it may take 4 weeks from time of request to session delivery at busy times, so please submit requests as early as possible if you have a specific date in mind for a session. We can still consider requests with a shorter timeframe but it will be dependent on our resource and other commitments.

If you are interested in collaborating with alumni of The University of Manchester for events, please use the separate request form for the Alumni Relations Team below.

Next steps

After you have submitted the expression of interest form, we will review your request and reply within 5 working days.

Check out the suggested timeline and checklist for planning your event below. We can still consider requests with a shorter timeframe than 4 weeks, but it will be dependent on our resource and other commitments.

ActionSuggested timeframeResponsibility
Complete Society Careers Workshop Request Form Approx. 4 weeks before Society
Confirmation that society request can be fulfilled Approx. 4 weeks before Careers

Logistics are arranged and shared with Careers

    • Room booking / Zoom link
    • Create a sign up form
    • Workshop promotion to society members
Approx. 3 weeks before Society
Promotion of event and monitoring sign ups Approx. 3 weeks before Society
Continued promotion of event Approx. 3-2 weeks before Society
Check on registration and modify promotion if necessary Approx. 3-2 weeks before Society
Share sign up numbers with Careers Approx. 1 week before Society
Send out final reminder to attendees Approx. 1 day before Society
Workshop takes place On the day All

Collaborating with Alumni for events

At Manchester we are proud to have the largest alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK with more than half a million graduates in more than 190 countries around the world.

Alumni are a fantastic tool for your society.

  • They can offer Careers advice and opportunity to members
  • They can volunteer as speakers or hosts
  • Help you build relationships across different industries

If you would like to collaborate with alumni for an event, please complete this form or email our Alumni Relations Team to get advice.