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What is it?

GradCheck is Careers new programme of specialist support for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students.

A package of workshops/events, resources and one to one support to help you, as a final year student, get ready for the workplace and explore other options for after graduation.

Here at UCLan Careers we understand that the prospect of leaving university can be daunting but with help and support from us, you will soon be well on your way to putting your dreams into action.

What does it include?

The GradCheck Matrix

Your checklist for your final year! The matrix is a guide to help you break down your research, planning and preparation so you feel informed, confident and ready to go. Work through this in your own time and at your own pace, with support from us.

Download the GradCheck Matrix

2 Workshops

Semester 1

Graduate Scheme Workshop on Tuesday 13th November 1-2pm in the Library Drop in Zone. Book your place in the Events section of CareerEDGE.

Find out what graduate schemes entail, who the main employers are, what they look for, when the deadlines are, plus top tips for applying.

Semester 2

Inspiration for your Graduate Career workshop on Tuesday 29th January 1-2pm in the Library Drop in Zone. Book your place in the Events section of CareerEDGE

• Learn more about yourself and what’s important to you when making a plan for the future

1 to 1 Support

Specialist Appointments

As a final year student, we encourage you to access the support from UCLan Careers throughout your final year, which includes use of our drop in service, appointments and online resources in CareerEDGE.

For our online careers resources and to book an appointment with a Careers Adviser visit:


It’s never too early to start career planning. 99% of students who have used our service would recommend us and over 88% report having made excellent or lots of progress.

Specialist appointments will also be available from the May in your final year until the end of August where you can review your GradCheck Matrix and create an Action Plan of your next steps with a Careers Adviser. If you have left UCLan by this stage, don’t worry, as we also offer telephone and skype appointments and a lifelong offer of support to all of our graduates.


An event towards the end of Semester 2 event will give you the chance to get lots of relevant information in one place and link up with other like-minded graduates. Date TBC. Keep checking the Events section on Career Edge for updates. This event will also be communicated to you via your student email account via our newsletters.

Prize, Prize, Prize Draw!!

Students who come and see us at the Roaming Grad Check Stands will have a chance of winning one of four £10 Love2shop vouchers.

All students who attend one workshop, complete a Grad Check Matrix, attend a specialist 1 to 1 appointment from May-August and attend the Semester 2 event will enter a prize draw to win a £50 Love2shop voucher.