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Student employability is at the heart of postgraduate education at the University of Northampton. The university goes beyond the standard approach to graduate prospects, embedding it in the curriculum and incorporating professional development into different parts of the student experience.
The university’s Careers and Employability team drive a lot of these innovations, and work to equip students with the skills and outlook they’ll need to thrive in a rapidly changing, modern society.
The service provides access to a variety of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities throughout postgraduate study pathways, allowing students to get real, hands-on experience.
The university also maintains a Graduate Attributes Framework, which uses feedback from actual employers to identify key skills and behaviours – which are then reflected across the careers services at Northampton.
Students can directly access a range of careers support, advice and guidance. This might be in the form of one-to-one appointments, tailored to a student’s needs, or various online tools across topics such as assessments and interviews, or CV writing.
Industry-led events, careers fairs and skills workshops are also available across each academic year, allowing students to learn and connect with their potential employers as a graduate.