Careers Service

Advice & Help

Careers Advice and Help

We have careers consultants who can help you explore your options, information advisers who can help you access careers information, and a business start-up team who can help you develop your business ideas.

Careers consultants

Careers consultants can offer guidance to help you make realistic choices about your education and career plans. We can help you:

  • explore your options when you're unsure what to do after your degree
  • improve your applications and postgraduate personal statements
  • highlight your skills and identify any gaps
  • help you if you're thinking of changing or leaving your course
  • plan your next steps

We can also offer interview coaching sessions, depending on your circumstances.

Information advisers

Information advisers can offer advice and help you to access the careers information you need. We can help you:

  • look for graduate and part-time jobs in the UK and overseas
  • look for placements, internships, work experience and voluntary opportunities
  • research different occupations and employers
  • prepare for interviews and assessment centres
  • make useful contacts

We can also offer feedback and advice on CVs and covering letters, LinkedIn profiles and personal statements for teacher training.

CV advisers

CV advisers can offer feedback and advice on CVs, covering letters and LinkedIn profiles.

Business start-up team

Our business START UP team can help you explore and develop your business ideas. We can also help you develop enterprising skills while at university.

Contact us


During term-time you can visit us at the Careers Service in King's Gate, Level 1, for a drop-in appointment with a careers consultant or information adviser without needing to pre-book. 

Our drop-in sessions are available from Monday to Friday, 11:00 to 13:00 (term-time only). 

CV and cover letter feedback is not available through the drop-in sessions and can be accessed by booked in-person and online appointments only. Before booking a CV appointment you need to first complete the CV and Covering letter Pathway on MyCareer, including uploading your CV or covering letter to our automatic online checker, CareerSet

Book a careers appointment

You can book an online or in-person appointment with a careers consultant, CV adviser, information adviser or START UP adviser through MyCareer.

Go to Book > Appointments then click on our Appointment Finder tool to choose the right appointment type for you.

We’ll only have time to cover one topic during your appointment. If you have multiple queries, for example, you would like CV feedback and advice on how to find graduate jobs, please book two separate appointments.

You can book appointments up to 7 days in advance. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please cancel it as soon as possible.

In-person appointments will be at the Careers Service in King's Gate, Level 1.  

Online student appointments will be via Microsoft Teams. You won’t need a link to access the meeting – we’ll video call you directly at your appointment time, so please be ready and ensure that your device’s camera and microphone are working. We recommend that you download the Teams app beforehand.

Online graduate appointments will be via Zoom – you will receive a meeting invitation for this in advance.

Submit a query

You can submit a query through MyCareer and one of the team will respond within 5 working days.

Go to the Queries/CV icon and then click on Submit new query/CV.

How to book an appointment with the Careers Service (1:22)

Can’t find what you are looking for/can’t get an appointment?

Contact us on 0191 208 7748 or submit a query on MyCareer and we will get back to you within 5 working days.  If you’re attaching a CV, covering letter or application for feedback, please include details of the opportunity that you’re applying for.

Additional requirements  

Please get in touch via MyCareer or at if you have any specific requirements, eg an alternative format, communication support, or other adjustment, to access our support. 

Before you book or send a message…

This is a particularly busy time for appointments. It would be worth checking our website to see if there is information there which can answer your question. 

Prospective students

If you're a prospective student and have a query related to a course, please contact the University.

Further information

We offer a confidential service to all clients.