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Careers Service

The Careers Centre provides support for all registered students as well as graduates for up to three years after graduation.

The University wants to ensure that students have the best possible chance of moving forward from a learning environment to a world of work or further study. The Careers Centre is therefore committed to providing advice in the form of personal one on one sessions and workshops. The centre offers personal advice sessions, workshops and in course training throughout your time in the University.

The NUA Careers Service provides employability support during your time at NUA and after graduation. The service can also help you find a part-time job whilst you are a student. NUA students can use the campus-based careers service from day one and for up to three years after graduation. The NUA Careers Service holds the MATRIX quality standard for information, advice and guidance services. For more information see Careers.

  • Services
  • Individual career guidance interviews
  • Drop-in short information & advice sessions
  • Support via Email and telephone
  • A Careers Library containing reference and free materials relating to graduate occupations, courses, career planning and job hunting plus relevant internet website access
  • Appropriate referral to other agencies where required
  • Vacancies & Opportunities
  • CV writing &Creative CV writing
  • Application forms and letters
  • Interview skills
  • Speculative applications
  • NUA Careers Service
  • Job search
  • Networking
  • Post Graduate courses: MA, & Teacher training options
  • Career/life planning
  • Personality assessment
  • Work Experience planning
  • Internships
  • Self Employment & Freelance
  • Volunteering
  • Plus Access to Careers for up to 3 years after you graduate

Individual advice

If you are looking for ideas on careers, finding work, sponsorship, grants and funding, starting your own business, or if you haven’t got a clue what to do when you have finished your studies and want to talk it through the Careers Service is here to provide impartial advice and guidance to NUA students, past and present. If you would like a Career Guidance Interview then please contact the Careers Adviser to book an appointment or if you just have a general information request then please feel free to drop in.

Workshops

The Careers Centre provides workshops and input to courses on a range of careers related issues including presentations from practitioners from across the field of the creative industries, job finding, creative CVs, interview skills and organising work experience.

Careers Library

Includes career and employment related weblinks including Adult Directions and FunderFinder; careers books available for loan; HE Post-graduate prospectuses; creative careers related journals; free handouts including What to do after your course, How to write CVs, Interview skills and Graduate employers lists.

Beyond graduation

All NUA graduates can continue to access the Careers Service for three years after graduation free of charge. Other graduates can still access the service by purchasing an Alumni Card which is valid for three years. Apply for an Alumni Card.