Careers advice

All of our students and graduates can access careers advice, even if you are not on campus.

Ask Careers

This online query service is a good option if you have a more specific question.

Or if you are not on campus or do not have time to see an adviser.

You can submit your query online using Ask Careers.

You can attach files to your query such as a copy of your CVs, letters of application etc.

Careers staff will respond to you within five working days.


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. 


Careers Drop-in Sessions

Do you need help with your CV, application form or covering letter?

Have you got a query about psychometric tests, interviews, assessment centres or any other part of the job-hunting process?

The Careers Team is here to help with any aspect of your career planning.

Drop-ins run from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 Monday to Friday during term time.  No need to book but during busy times the available slots fill up quickly and we cannot guarantee that you will be seen on that day. 


Careers interviews

These are available Monday to Friday and the full schedule is advertised on TARGETconnect.

These 30 minute interviews must be booked in advance through TARGETconnect or with Careers staff in the Base.

These longer sessions will help with applications, personal statements, exploring careers options etc.

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


Mock interviews

Availability is shown in TARGETconnect.

NB - These mock interviews 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.