As an Academic Tutor you should:

  • discuss students’ career ambitions and employability goals, and encourage students to work towards realising those goals whilst at Reading
  • signpost relevant opportunities (e.g. gaining work experience, careers training participation, study abroad, student societies, volunteering etc)
  • help students to identify and overcome barriers through tutor referral to specialist Careers support
  • reflect on progress made in order to maintain motivation and build resilience
  • write references for students, when requested

For tips on what you could/should be talking to your students about at different stages of their degree please see the critical careers intervention points document.

The Work Experience Framework also provides a useful summary of many opportunities available to students.

Useful links:


Erasmus and Study Abroad

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP)

Reading Experience & Development (RED) award

Reading Internship Scheme (RIS)

Campus jobs

My Jobs Online

Thrive mentoring