Enhancing Employability

Our degree courses offer a wealth of opportunities to enhance your employability and help you develop the skills needed to succeed in the workplace

Your Degree

Professional experience degrees

Some LEC undergraduate degrees offer a 10-week internship with a graduate employer, providing you with an understanding of innovative business solutions that are required to deal with 21st century global environmental problems. The internships are generated by our Enterprise and Business Partnerships team, and provide relevant, targeted work experience.

Work Placement Dissertations

We provide the opportunity to complete a piece of applied research within an external organisation during your final year of your undergraduate or postgraduate degree. This is organised using the contacts secured through our Enterprise and Business Partnerships team, and gives you a fantastic opportunity to undertake a research project within businesses seeking environmental solutions to a real problem.

Professional Careers Training

Professional advisors from our excellent Careers Service provide you with specialist teaching in your second year. This includes helping you to produce a CV and recognise areas in which it could be improved, as well as providing guidance with job applications and cover letters. You can access a wide range of support from our Careers Service at any time during your studies and after you graduate – the support is there for as long as you need it.

Communicating Geography

Geography students interested in a teaching career are given a unique opportunity at Lancaster to develop their skills as part of an assessed and government recognised programme. This involves teaching geography in a local school for one afternoon a week for a term. You’ll receive feedback from the teachers you work with and produce a portfolio documenting your experiences.

Industry Taught Modules

Our students benefit from our strong links with industry, including teaching by experts from Unilever, Waitrose and JBA, as well as experts from the Environment Agency and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. These experts, combined with our world-leading teaching and research, help to create graduates with the skills to exceed in the environmental sector.


Internships

All current LEC students and recent graduates can apply for relevant paid work experience through the Faculty of Science and Technology Internship Programme. 

The programme provides full-time, 2-3 month paid summer internship opportunities for science and technology students from July to September, advertised and recruited April - May. Part-time internships are available all year round at varying lengths to fit around your studies. Students can receive up to £1,000 per month for full-time work. Part-time work is paid pro-rata.

Find out more about our internship programme or register now!


Self-Development

At university, there is an extensive variety of extra-curricular activities and volunteering opportunities, which will help you explore your interests whilst enhancing your CV.

The Lancaster Award is a great opportunity to enhance your CV by completing a range of different activities. We encourage all of our students to complete the Lancaster Award, which recognises and rewards voluntary work, work experience and participation in careers training programmes offered by the Lancaster University Careers Service.

Get Involved is a central hub for extra-curricular activities, run by Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU). Your time at university is ideal for starting new interests or developing existing ones. Get Involved allows you to find out about running a society, playing sport, volunteering (including schools experience) and overseas travel.