Here at Stirling, we help postgraduates to realise their potential. When they leave Stirling, they may follow a career path or continue with further study or research. Recent figures show that, six months after graduation, 86% of Stirling UK and International postgraduates were working or had moved onto further study.
(Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2010)
Improve your employment prospects
A University of Stirling postgraduate qualification improves your chances of employment. More and more employers are seeking the enhanced skills that postgraduate students have, allowing them to enter a wide range of career sectors.
Broaden your skills
Alongside academic achievement, employers are also looking for transferable skills, appropriate personal qualities and relevant work experience. In particular, they like to see:
Self discipline and motivation
Teamworking, collaboration and networking
Lateral and creative thinking
Ability to challenge procedures and offer alternatives
Project management Skills
At Stirling, we know how important it is that you complement your academic study/research by developing these transferable skills. That is why we offer you the chance to take part in:
Academic School committees
Joining your professional body
Work placements or shadowing
Working after study
If you have come to Stirling from outside the UK, you can apply to stay and work in the UK for up to two years after you are awarded your qualification, under the new points-based immigration system.
Throughout the year we offer you activities that help with your job application and interview skills, including information sessions to help you complete your immigration application.
How the Careers and Employability Service Can Help
Our Careers and Employability Service (CES) provides resources that can help you make informed career decisions, pursue your goals effectively and develop skills that will help you manage your career throughout your life.
Quick Queries and Guidance interviews
E-guidance via the CES website
Comprehensive website and online toolkits supporting your career development
Career directories and magazines to take away
Online vacancy and events service advertising work during semester, vacation and after graduation
Full programme of career workshops and events aimed at developing employability skills
Binging together organisations and Masters students to undertake collaborative projects
Face-to-face meetings with a wide range of employers
Programme of career workshops
Additionally, postgraduate students are offered a range of tailored sessions on Career Planning from within their Faculty, or as part of the Stirling Graduate School programme.
The Careers and Employability Service is situated in room of the Cottrell Building and is open Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm.