Careers newsletter for postgrads

Careers Newsletter

Postgraduate edition – September 2014

In this issue:

  • Welcome
  • Information for new postgrads
  • Information for those finishing their studies
  • Autumn term Careers events
  • New for 2014 – Taught Postgraduates’ Timeline
  • Termly newsletter
  • Information about Careers


  1. Welcome

Welcome to York! We’re glad you’ve chosen the University of York for your postgraduate studies and hope you have an amazing time here. And welcome to our first postgraduate newsletter to introduce you to some of the things Careers has on offer for postgraduates. 

  1. New postgrads

If you are new to York, you’ll want to take some time to get to know the campus and the city, as well as getting to grips with your course and the demands of postgraduate study.

But even in the early days of your postgrad course, it’s not too soon to look ahead at what you might be doing next… you may even need to consider making applications during the autumn term! The Careers team can help you develop skills and gain valuable experience outside of your studies that will help you with your next steps. To find out more visit our webpages for postgraduates.

  1. Postgrads finishing their studies

This is the time of year when you are putting the finishing touches to your dissertation, or maybe you’ve submitted already and your thoughts are turning to what comes next. Careers can help you explore your options and find out about opportunities available, and you may want to come in and talk to someone about your future plans. To help you identify the skills you have developed through your postgraduate study, and how these might help your future employment, have a look at our postgrad web pages.

If you’re an international student leaving York, and have been involved in volunteering or internships here, we’d love to hear about your experiences – could you take the time to complete a case study for us? If you would like to contribute a case study, please email and we’ll be in touch with you.

  1. Autumn term Careers events

We have a range of events and skills workshops on offer, most open to both undergraduates and postgraduates (but keep a look out for events specifically for postgrads in your department).

Week commencing 29 September:

Finding part-time work – Weds 1 Oct (15:00 – 16:00), ATB/056 & 057

Job search in the UK for international students – Thurs 2 Oct (13:00 – 14:30), PT/006

Week commencing 6 October:

Introduction to YSIS (York Students in Schools) – Tues 7 Oct (13:00 – 14:00), C/A/102

Routes into teaching – Weds 8 Oct (13:00 – 15:00), D/056

Employer presentations from Nabarro, Freshfields and Hogan Lovells.

Careers recruitment fairs:

Careers in Management and Finance, 14 October

Careers in Technology, 15 October

Law Fair, 22 October.

You can find full details of these events and many others on our website and via Careers Gateway

  1. New for 2014 – Taught Postgraduates’ Timeline

If you need some help in planning careers-related activities, check out our new Postgrad Timeline. Designed for one-year taught postgraduates, it will give you some ideas of what you should be doing and when during your year at York. At present you can see the timeline for undergraduates on the Careers website, and the postgrad version will be live by the end of September. 

  1. Watch out for…

the Careers newsletter emailed to your inbox every two weeks. The newsletter is for undergraduate and postgraduate students, with symbols highlighting articles particularly relevant to postgrads. 

  1. Information about Careers:

We look forward to seeing you!

The Careers team