You, Your Degree, Your Future

Deciding what to do after university and how to gain the right experiences can be a daunting process, which is why Careers Network are delivering an online bespoke course for final year undergraduate Arts and Law students on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

About the 'You, Your Degree, Your Future' course

You, Your Degree, Your Future is an online course that has been designed to support you in making decisions about what to do after your degree. The course is aimed at students who are unsure of or in the early stages of exploring their career options and/or have limited work experience.

You will benefit from meeting like-minded students in a collaborative, friendly online environment and learn from those around you, supported by the College’s Careers Advisers.

The course will enable you to:

  • Gain confidence by discovering your strengths, skills and values
  • Expand your horizons by learning what you can do with your degree
  • Develop research skills to help you make informed decisions and find work experience opportunities
  • Produce a personalised action plan

Comments from previous students

"I enjoyed receiving recent information on the graduate labour market as it showed how many degrees have transferable skills that can be applied to many jobs that may not be directly associated with your degree e.g the legal sector. This has enabled me to be more open-minded when researching careers as I can explore a wider range of opportunities. I also enjoyed recognising my strengths and values and how this is important when looking for the profession I may want to enter."

"I tend to struggle with low self-esteem and this course has helped me feel more confident in saying that I have strengths and skills."

"It really made me inspired to research more career options. Careers felt quite daunting to me but this programme really helped me in giving me resources to aid my research. I have enjoyed researching careers more after completing this programme."

FAQs about the 'You, Your Degree, Your Future' course

Is this course for me?

Semester 1 programme is aimed at final year College of Arts and Law students studying at undergraduate level. The course is aimed at students unsure of or exploring their career options and/or have limited work experience. In Semester 2, there will be a programme for penultimate year UG students. 

What is involved?

The programme is made up of different activities:

  • Attend a 90-minute webinar to launch programme on Tuesday 2 November 11:00 - 12:30 

This webinar will introduce you to tools to discover your strengths, skills and values, and also help you to expand your horizons by learning what you can do with your degree.

  • Engage with a minimum of 3 careers-related activities between 3 November and 20 December 2021  

Students will have choice and flexibility over what they engage with, such as a 1:1 appointment, attendance at any employer or skills event, complete a Virtual Internship, review of a CV or LinkedIn Profile. There will also be sessions on offer as part of CAL Student Support Week in early November. Further information will be provided in the Introductory webinar.

  • Attend small group seminar/careers tutorial (w/c 6 December - dates to be confirmed during programme) which will focus on: 
    • sharing your insights and reflections on exploring your career options since the start of the programme
    • developing a personal action plan on how to progress your career strategy
    • an opportunity to ask your questions to the expert CAL Careers Team
  • Complete an Action Plan for Career Planning and evaluation form (date for submission end of Semester 1).  

Is there any recognition for taking part in the programme?

In order to pass the course and earn 30 Personal Skills Award (PSA) points, as well as receive an electronic certificate of participation, you will need to complete all 4 activities mentioned above.

The Personal Skills Award is the University’s award-winning employability programme for undergraduate students to help you to develop, recognise and articulate your skills for real world recruitment practices. For more information visit the PSA website.

 To earn PSA points you need to be enrolled onto the programme. 

I have already participated in the programme before, can I enrol again?

The Autumn 2021 programme is aimed at students who have not engaged in this course before.

What happens after the course?

The course tutor will keep in contact with you to provide on-going support should you need it. You will also have access to a Canvas course with programme materials and resources to support you with your career planning.

If you would like to extend your learning after the course you can dip into the additional resources and will have access to your action plan. You can share this with your personal tutor, a Careers Adviser and use it throughout your degree and even after you graduate. The skills you will develop are anticipated to support you in your ongoing journey after you have graduated.

How do I sign up?

Register for the induction on 2 November via Careers Connect. 

You will receive a confirmation email and details of the Zoom link. 

Further questions?

If you have further questions about the course, please email


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