We support students and graduates in the development of their career identity, identification of their aspirations and realisation of them through providing opportunities and support to develop their employability.
Our staff include Careers Consultants, Placement Coordinators, staff who run our many schemes such as RED, UROP, Thrive and the Reading Internship Scheme and further staff who build our relationships with employers, organise our many events, support our social media and webpages, manage our careers data and those who help students to navigate our range of services when they first engage with us. Henley Business School have separate provision.
It is vital that students begin to engage with Careers in their first year to give them the best chance to secure the role they aspire to after graduation. Our role is to help them work out what those aspirations are and to enable them to develop and promote themselves to secure them. Academic Tutors play a vital role in encouraging and referring students so they develop professionally.
To find out more take a look at our ‘Supporting Student Professional Development: Academic Tutors’ video and head to the pages that define your role in relation to careers and employability to access further resources including:
- A Careers Litmus Test you can use with students.
- A Careers and Employability Timeline.
- Our interactive Work Experience Framework
- Our ‘Supporting Students with Professional Development: Ideas for Academic Tutors’ guide.
- Our careers glossary.
Supporting Academic Tutors
There is dedicated Careers Consultant for each School and department across the University. To identify your appropriate link contact the following: