Girl running with Hello Future arrows


Access help and advice, search for opportunities, see what events are taking place, apply for the Lancaster Award, explore further study options and other pathways to your future career.

My Starting Point

My Starting Point

When you enrol each year, as part of the registration process, we will ask you two questions about your career thinking and work experience.

Your responses will ensure that you receive relevant information and are told about career opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Start here to begin planning your career!

My Starting Point


Does your CV need a refresh? Upload your CV to CV360 on the Careers Portal, and receive a personalised report within seconds!

You'll be given accurate and insightful feedback on your CV, with a list of ways to improve, including checking your spelling, headers, and sentences, mentioning your skills, checking chronology, and more!

Check your CV now

Kick Start Your Career

A course explaining how to get your career started by engaging with extra-curricular activities. Completing the course gives you 20 points for the Lancaster Award. 

Learn more

My Future with a Postgraduate Degree

A short online course, available on Moodle, which will help you plan what you’re going to do after your taught postgraduate degree. Completing the course will give you 20 points towards your Lancaster Award as well as helping you think about your options.

Learn more

CVs, Applications & Interviews

From tailoring your CV to completing online application forms and succeeding at interview, we can help you at every stage of the recruitment process.

Careers Portal

Take charge of your own career development. Understand your career aspirations, motivations, preferences & values. Take a career assessment or an interview simulation to prepare for a job application process, then develop anytime your management, teamwork, presentation, communication, resilience and other core career skills.

Watch the 1 minute video: Careers Portal overview


Careers Portal

Jobs and Work Experience

Access the resources and support to help you find work and gain valuable experience during your studies and after you graduate.

The Lancaster Award

The Lancaster Award rewards you for taking part in those extra-curricular activities outside your academic studies that supplement the excellent education you receive at Lancaster University. Developed in partnership with employers, the certificate rewards you for making the most of your time at Lancaster, and enhances your future job prospects by encouraging you to acquire new skills valued by employers.

Learn More

Events & Employers

Find out more about our busy programme of events, and meet representatives from top graduate employers!

Meet Employers

Equality & Diversity

Useful resources and advice for students and graduates that may face barriers in the job market.

International Students

International students bring a wealth of experience to the University and can offer a valuable insight into global careers. Support for international students is available from Lancaster University Careers Service.

Learn more

Support for PhD Students

Make full use of our services from the start of your PhD.

PhD Students

Career Mentoring

Mentoring can make a big difference to your life and your future career prospects. The Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme gives you the opportunity to spend time with a working professional, getting an insight into what they do and how they got there.

Learn more

Advice & Guidance

Tab Content: Careers in The Base

Careers staff are available Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:30.

Staff can help answer quick queries regarding career options, vacancy sources, applications, the Lancaster Award etc.

For more detailed queries, you will be referred to a drop-in session or appointment. 

Tab Content: Drop-ins

Come along to a drop-in session and we will support you with quick queires from CV checking, application form reviews, cover letter checks, and other queries. 

Drop-ins run on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 


Morning: 10:00 - 12:00 during term time; and

Afternoons: 14:00 - 16:00 at all times. 

Tab Content: Appointments

Careers appointments are available Monday to Friday, and the full schedule is advertised on TARGETconnect.

These 30 minute appointments are longer sessions where you can receive help with applications, personal statements, explore careers options, and more. 

You may need to undertake some preparatory work to get most benefit from these sessions.

Appointments must be booked in advance through TARGETconnect, or with Careers staff in the Base.

Tab Content: Interviews

Mock Interviews:

Our mock interviews give you the chance to prepare for a realistic interview, and you will receive extensive feedback on your performance and advice for improvement. 

Availability is shown in TARGETconnect.

These  may be restricted to final year students, depending on time of the year.


Skype Interviews:

Please Ask Careers online to request a Careers Interview using Skype.

At the same time you should log-in to your Skype Account, search for 'Careers Lancaster' and request a connection.

We will email you to arrange a suitable date and time.


Careers Library

All of our resources - information, guides, helpsheets, videos, practice tests, and more - all in one place. 

Careers Library

Student Privacy Notice

This Student Privacy Notice explains how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal data.