There are 3 dedicated Careers Advisors in the Psychology Department whose role is to support you and your choices for your career or further study.
The role of the Careers Advisors is to:
- provide information about pathways to various careers in psychology
- explain what training and experience you will need for certain fields
- advise you on postgraduate study
We appreciate that not everyone knows what career they want and that you might change your mind as your knowledge of psychology grows. That is why we offer one-to-one careers sessions with a Careers Advisor from the Psychology Department, and your Academic Tutor will likewise be able to provide guidance.
Your Academic Tutor will work with you to help you develop and follow a personal development plan. In this, you will identify your strengths, weaknesses and areas which you would like to develop. These will help you to define and pursue your chosen career path. Our Careers Tutor, Dr Calum Hartley, works closely with the University's Careers Service to provide structured careers guidance. You can receive help whether you wish to pursue a career in psychology or explore opportunities in other areas.
To help you explore all the career opportunities that a psychology degree offers, we encourage students to engage with:
- One-to-one advice and guidance
Arrange appointments at any stage and for any career related issue.
- Workshops and webinars
These can cover all aspects of the graduate recruitment process. This can include CVs, applications, interviews and assessment centres, employer presentations, alumni panels and careers fairs.
- Career mentoring
This can provide students with a mentor from the professional area they are interested in, in order to gain support for entry into that profession.
- The Lancaster Award
To achieve this, students undertake work experience, community ad campus activities and engage in careers and employability workshops. Students develop the skills employers are looking for, but they also gain recognition for all that they do outside of their academic studies.
As a student at Lancaster, you will have access to our excellent Careers Service, which provides a dedicated and innovative service for students and graduate employers. We offer lifetime support, help and advice to all of our students. This includes one-to-one support and advice on work experience, employability skills and careers, as well as employability events throughout the academic year that many students find invaluable.
The Knowledge Bank and Ask Careers function provide valuable information on where your degree may take you. You can also undertake the Lancaster Award, which rewards you for taking part in extra-curricular activities. Furthermore, our on-campus recruitment agency advertises part-time work within the University, ensuring fair access to the paid work that is available.