Finalists and Graduates - Helping you to graduate with confidence
UCLan careers support for life
Once you graduate from UCLan you become a member of the UCLan Alumni network and you get free life-long* access to Careers support. Please make sure your contact and consent details are up to date so that even if you don't need us right now you will be able to access all our services in future. If we don’t have your correct PERSONAL email, you may have trouble accessing our system.
Update your contact and consent information
2021 Graduates - What are your plans?
We’d love to know if you are fixed up or if you are finding your career plans have been disrupted. Complete this exit survey
about your plans. You could win £50 in Amazon vouchers in our 6 monthly prize draws throughout February – July*
(Max one prize per graduate, see terms and conditions of entry
Graduates and COVID-19
It might be tough out there, but we are here to support you.
In these unprecedented times it is natural to feel anxious about how Covid-19 will affect your future employment prospects.
There is no doubt that the Graduate Labour Market has been affected, but we predict it will bounce back. Remember you are not alone. We're confident that the skills and attributes gained during your University experience will enable you to adapt in these challenging times. Look out for our summer ‘Graduate with Confidence events
’ in partnership with Propeller
. (UCLan’s enterprise and business start-up support team)
or ring us on 01772 895858 to book a graduate support appointment today. You can also book via our live chat on CareerEDGE.
An easy way to stay in touch with UCLan Careers and other UCLan graduates is to join our Facebook group by following the link below.
The Facebook group is a great place to support one another and find out about careers webinars and events.
Join our Facebook Group
How to access CareerEDGE as a graduate
If you have used CareerEDGE before then you’ll know about the wealth of resources and support available to you. You can access graduate vacancies, job search support, our online CV builder, online interview practice, aptitude tests, eLearning resources, articles, industry reports and more. However, the
way you access this has changed.
Used CareerEDGE before?
Go to CareerEDGE
Click on the ‘Graduate’ tab
Click on Login with Email
Click on Reset password
Enter the personal email address which you used when you last enrolled at UCLan (or the latest personal email address we have on file for you) and press continue
You will get an email to set your new password and confirm the changes
Click on the ’Graduate’ tab and login with your personal email and your new password
New to CareerEDGE? Set up a new account:
Go to CareerEDGE
Click on the ‘Graduate’ tab
Click on Sign Up
Enter the personal email address which you used when you last enrolled at UCLan (or the latest personal email address we have on file for you)
Enter your Day and Month of Birth
Tick that you are not a robot and press continue
Create your account by entering your name, email address and set a password
If you are having any problems accessing CareerEDGE as a graduate please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you to gain access.
Affected by COVID-19
Experiencing the world during this pandemic is scary enough but looking for work at this time might bring additional challenges.
Here are some ideas that may help you:
Use CareerEDGE for job search and set up alerts to receive suitable jobs by email, based on your preferences.
Could your CV be updated?
Create or update your LinkedIn Profile
and use it to search for jobs. Ask previous employers and colleagues to write recommendations and endorse you to enhance your profile.
Networking: use your LinkedIn networks
, previous colleagues and classmates to inform you of any jobs
Get in touch with a Recruitment Agency in the industry you have the relevant skills and experience in, to find short and long-term work.
Consider a career change
- Changing, exploring and evolving is natural. It’s ok to change your goals, as life changes us, so why shouldn’t dreams adapt too?
Get experience and utilise your skills by volunteering
whilst you apply for jobs. It may even open opportunities for you.
Take time to identify your strengths and how to sell them in applications. We can help you to explore the skills employers are looking for
and resources to draw on that best meet your goals and needs.
Thinking of returning to further study?
We recognise that with the economic changes afoot many people may decide to return to study to upskill, or even change their career path completely.
UCLan offers a range of postgraduate courses
on a full and part-time basis. UCLan graduates may also be entitled to a 20% reduction in their tuition fees.
We have teamed up with Hello Grads who provide resources to help with life skills and processes to ease your transition from education to working life. Visit them for information about jobs, finance, housing and life in general, and sign up for exclusive content and offers.
Additionally, Next Step Support is a free open resource designed to support graduates in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Access trusted, specially curated content and connect with employers for talks, updates and Q&A sessions.
Contacting UCLan Careers
Telephone: 01772 895858
*Life-long: Life-time access to all CareerEDGE online resources for UCLan graduates, subject to administration approval of your graduate status. This offer may be subject to change depending upon the needs and demands of current students. UCLan Careers can amend this offer at any time at the Head of Careers' discretion.