We are a lifelong service for all UCLan Graduates, offering support face to face, via email, telephone, Teams or Skype calls, as well as a plethora of free online current resources.
Upon graduation from UCLan your student account on the careers system will convert to a graduate account. If you can no longer sign in as a student please click on the access link below and follow these instructions:
Click on the blue 'Graduate' button
Click on the 'Reset your Password' link
Enter your UCLan username
Enter your personal email address that was on file at UCLan (contact us if you don't know)
Click on the blue 'Send password reset email' button
Once you have reset your password you will go straight into the system
UCLan graduates before this date can still access all our support via the system but you will need to click on the access link below and follow these instructions:
Click on the 'New User?' link (towards the bottom of the sign in page)
Click on the blue 'Graduate' button
Complete the details on the graduate registration form
Click on the blue 'Register' button
We'll approve your account and you will be sent access information. We endeavour to approve your graduate account within 3 working days.
Depending on the plan you made when you graduated, you may find yourself reassessing your career plan. Sometimes plans change. It can be change that you control and decide upon or change that is out of your control and is thrust upon you.
Sometimes the destination we had in your head when you graduated is not the place you found yourself in now. You may want to get back on track with your original career ideas or have a completely new career journey you want to embark on.
Changing, exploring and evolving is natural. Please don’t feel disappointed in not achieving what you originally set out to do. It’s ok to change your goals, as life changes us, so why shouldn’t dreams adapt too?
Take your Career Pulse to start reflecting on your employability
• Where are you now? Are you a UK, EU or Overseas graduate?
• Are you looking for jobs and opportunities in your home country or a particular area?
• If you're overseas and want to return to the UK have you considered where you would work, the industry demand and Visa requirements?
What job are you looking for?
• Is it in demand?
• Are there jobs available and do you have the skills and qualifications needed?
• How to apply?
• Do you have any relevant experience in this work, or would you need to gain some?
Are you being realistic? Can you compromise on your “must haves” in job criteria? Such as salary, benefits and location?
Is it a genuine wish to change or a reaction to difficulties you are experiencing in work or life?
Always do the research on what this change would look like, would be like, cost and time and effort it would take. Often, a change in career plan will mean you start at entry level and may mean a drop-in salary. Is this affordable within your current means and circumstances.
If change is on your mind, please book an appointment with a Careers Adviser to explore your ideas and possible paths you can take to begin this new journey or identify if this is right for you at this time.
Experiencing the world during this pandemic is scary enough but losing your job because of the impact of Covid-19 can be stressful and unsettling. Especially if you are supporting others and have bills to pay
Here are some ideas that may help you if you lost your job during this time:
Book an appointment with a Careers Adviser to formulate a plan to job search
Job search using CareerEDGE and set up alerts to receive suitable jobs by email, based on your preferences
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
Depending on the Industry you want to work in, there will be industry specific job sites as well as the generic Job websites e.g. “Indeed.” Booking an appointment with an adviser will help you to explore jobs, transferable skills and work types, and resources to draw on that best meet your goals and needs
You will have undoubtedly enhanced your skills and experiences since graduating, so take time to identify your strengths and how to sell them in applications. Remember that different skills and qualities vary in different sectors and more subject orientated skills are likely to be required. Here’s some to think about:
• Communication/interpersonal skills
• Attention to detail
• Report writing
• Ability to work to tight deadlines or under pressure
• Effective leadership
• Team player
Create or update your LinkedIn Profile. Ask previous employers and colleagues to write recommendations and endorse you to enhance your profile
Search for jobs using LinkedIn and have a go at some practice assessments
Networking: use your LinkedIn networks, previous colleagues and classmates to inform you of any jobs
Get experience and utilise your skills by volunteering whilst you apply for jobs. It may even open opportunities for you
We recognise that with the economic changes afoot many people may decided 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.
If you would like to explore whether postgraduate study is the right option for you then book an appointment with a Careers Adviser