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Hello Future

Studying at Lancaster is about more than just a qualification. We want you to leave university with the skills and confidence you need for the future you want.

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Your Future, Your Choice

Becoming more employable is an important part of studying at Lancaster University, and you will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills sought by graduate employers. Our careers experts are on hand to help you explore your future options and prepare for the recruitment process, from building a CV to preparing for assessment centres. We have connections with employers from small enterprises to multinational global organisations both for work experience and for graduate jobs.

More than this, though, we want our students to grow as people and develop lifelong skills and networks. The Lancaster Award is a programme that encourages you to dive into campus life and make the most of the opportunities our global community has to offer, like volunteering overseas or getting involved in sports or societies.

"Lancaster has given me a way of thinking"

Salvador Torres came to Lancaster University from Portugal to study Management and Entrepreneurship. He did a work placement as part of his degree.

What made you choose Lancaster University as a place to study?

It was a campus university that was very well ranked. I also had a few friends at different universities across the UK, and the ones at Lancaster all loved their time here. So, I came for an open day and everyone was extremely welcoming – the student ambassadors, the recruitment team, and the course director.

What are your career aspirations, and how is Lancaster helping you to fulfil them?

Eventually, I want to end up running a business – regardless of if I’ve started it or not.
Lancaster has given me a way of thinking, connected me to people, and supported me in starting my own businesses.

Have you had the opportunity to do anything extra as part of your degree? (eg. study abroad, a work placement, the Lancaster Award, accessing the Careers services).

As part of my degree I did a work placement at L’Oréal – which I have now been shortlisted for LUMS Placement Student of the Year 2017.

What advice would you give to students who want to build up their work experience and job skills?

Think about what you want to learn apart from your degree. Do you want to learn social skills, soft skills, maybe a new language? Every time you see an opportunity to learn one of those, take it!

Salvador Torres
Salvador Torres

"I got to volunteer in Sri Lanka and have a lot of clinical placements in Lancaster as well as abroad"

Maria Dobrzynska came from Poland to study medicine at Lancaster. She travelled to Sri Lanka to do volunteer work while studying for her degree. 

What made you choose Lancaster University as a place to study?

Its excellent rankings, innovation and beautiful location so close to the Lake District!

What are your career aspirations, and how is Lancaster helping you to fulfil them?

I want to pursue both clinical and academic Medicine - be involved in research and education alongside my future clinical practice.

Have you had the opportunity to do anything extra as part of your degree?

I got to volunteer in Sri Lanka and have a lot of clinical placements in Lancaster as well as abroad.

What advice would you give to students who want to build up their work experience and job skills?

Do not be afraid to ask for work experience opportunities and do not take no for an answer. Just ask. A lot, if necessary.

 

Maria Dobrzynska
Maria Dobrzynska
97%

More than 97% of Lancaster graduates go into a job or further study with six months

"I couldn’t have got where I am today without the support Lancaster gave me"

Many Lancaster courses involve a work placement, from a project lasting a few weeks to a whole year in industry. Our team can also help set up internships or help you find a part-time role to develop your professional skills.

Lancaster's employment and recruitment services

"Lancaster gave me guidance, helped me find my path"

Lancaster's Student's Union works with a number of charities, schools and local organisations to set up volunteering opportunities that are a great way for you to develop skills, build your CV and make a positive contribution - a key part of the Lancaster Award.

The Lancaster Award

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