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Capital Connections 2020

Your chance to experience London or Manchester first hand, visit some great graduate employers, meet Lancaster graduates at a networking evening, and learn more about travelling and staying in the city.

Update

Considering the current situation, we are unsure of the development of this event for 20/21. We are currently working hard to plan an exciting programme of events. If you are interested in this event, please keep checking this page for updates as well as our social media on Facebook, or Instagram.

Exploring Opportunities in London & Manchester

Interested in exploring a career in the City? Want to find out more about graduate life, but unsure how? Keen to meet some former Lancaster Students working in the city?

Capital Connections is your chance to experience London or Manchester first hand, visit some great graduate employers with a range of opportunities, meet Lancaster graduates at a networking evening, and learn more about travelling and living in either city.

It is also your chance to experience a graduate level application process before you start applying for graduate jobs! A fantastic opportunity to practice and gain feedback so you are in a great position to put together a strong application when you begin to apply for graduate roles or internship opportunities.

This programme offers you the opportunity to:

  • Gain insights into businesses and organisations in London and Manchester that employ graduates
  • Hear directly from Lancaster graduates who are now living and working in London or Manchester
  • Receive top tips on how to succeed in the graduate application process direct from graduate employers
  • Develop your professional networks
  • Develop your confidence
  • Progress your career thinking

How can I find out more about this programme?

Read our blogs below from students who attended last year. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail careersprojects@lancaster.ac.uk

Read what students have said about Capital Connections:

Who can apply?

Considering the current situation, we are unsure of the development of this event for 20/21. We are currently working hard to plan an exciting programme of events. If you are interested in this event, please keep checking this page for updates as well as our social media on Facebook, or Instagram.

This opportunity is open to UK and EU undergraduate first and second year students from groups under-represented in higher education.

Priority for the London trip will be given to students living 100 miles outside London.

Students from the following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Students who receive a Lancaster Bursary or from a household with an income below £30,000
  • Students from a neighbourhood where higher education participation is low (defined as your home postcode being ‘POLAR4 quintile 1 or quintile 2’, you can check your postcode eligibility using this online tool)
  • Students who are the first in their family to attend university
  • Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic students (including Traveller communities)
  • Students who have a disability (including Autism or Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia )
  • Students who have a long term physical or mental health condition
  • Students who are care leavers or estranged from their family
  • Mature students (over 21 on first entry to university for undergraduate study)
  • Students who have caring responsibilities
  • Students who are refugees or asylum seekers
  • Students from a military family