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GROW Your Future Graduate Coaching Programme

What is the GROW Your Future Graduate Coaching Programme?

This programme is for recent graduates who are currently not in graduate level employment or postgraduate study and meet the eligibility criteria as set out below.

Personal coaching

By joining the programme, you will have access to 6 hours contact time with a Personal Success and Careers Coach who can help you whatever stage you are at in your career:  from making decisions and plans about what next, writing successful applications, performing well in interviews.  The coaching will be remote and delivered through Microsoft teams and may consist of one to one  sessions and group sessions depending on your situation.


Alongside one to one individual coaching sessions, you will be invited to join a Teams forum where you can network with other recent graduates who are also part of the Graduate Coaching Programme. This forum can be used to share experiences, top tips, useful articles or resources and provides an opportunity for group sessions to take place focused on topics/ issues relevant to other group members too. The Teams forum is a great way to get to know other recent graduates and build a supportive network that can last beyond the 6 hours coaching time.

Free service

This is an entirely free service, and all our coaches are employed directly by Lancaster University Careers.


To find out more email

Who can apply?

The graduate coaching is prioritised for those who:

Graduated in 2010 or 2021 form their undergraduate degree and meet 2 or more of the following criteria:

  • Whilst I was a student, I received a Lancaster Bursary or was from a household with an income below £30,000
  • I am Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group (including Traveller communities)
  • I have a disability (including Autism or Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia )
  • I have a long term physical or mental health condition
  • I am from a neighbourhood where higher education participation is low (defined as your home postcode being ‘POLAR4 quintile 1 or quintile 2’)
  • I was a mature student (over 21 on first entry to university for undergraduate study)
  • As a student, I had caring responsibilities
  • I am a care leaver or estranged from my family
  • I am the first generation of my family to attend university
  • At school I was entitled to free school meals or your school/college received a pupil premium for you
  • I am a refugee or asylum seeker
  • I am from a military family

If you do not meet the criteria above and are in need of careers support you can email who will be able to signpost you to other support available.

How do I apply?

Please complete the form if you would like to be considered for this specialist support.

Apply now!