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Be career-ready

Our graduates stand out. Stirling students not only achieve a qualification, but leave campus equipped with life-changing skills. Our graduates are motivated, self-confident, digitally aware, enterprising individuals who are making an impact on the world stage.

infographic: of our postgraduate leavers

of our postgraduate leavers

are in employment or further study within six months of graduating

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17

Go further

Employability is at the heart of everything we do at Stirling. We think outside the classroom to ensure our students graduate as confident and career-ready individuals prepared to make a difference in their chosen field.

Developing your career

Our Careers and Employability Service provides a range of resources and support to help you make informed career decisions, achieve your goals and develop the tools that will enable you to excel in your career and throughout your life.

Collaborative projects with businesses

As part of the Making the Most of Masters programme, many of our postgraduate courses give you the opportunity to undertake a collaborative dissertation with a business organisation.

Innovation and enterprise

Our Enterprise Programme supports students and recent graduates to develop their innovative business ideas and entrepreneurial skills for the future world of work.

International careers

If you’re thinking about returning to your home country or working abroad once you graduate, we provide international careers guidance, information and links to key international job search resources such as GoinGlobal and access to employers and alumni worldwide.

Mentoring

Through The Stirling Network – our online community of students, alumni, staff and friends of the university – you will have the opportunity to find a mentor, share your experiences and access specialist career tools to build your CV.

Visiting speakers and guest lectures

All of our Masters courses include the opportunity for guest lectures, where students can hear directly from professionals, external experts and industry leaders in relevant sectors, and discover how their theoretical knowledge can be applied outside the classroom.

Networking and careers events

Working closely with Faculties and the Alumni Team, the Careers and Employability Service arranges lots of opportunities for students to meet employers, professional bodies and industry experts on campus, including insight events, alumni panels, careers fairs and employer-led skills workshops.

Work placements

Students on specific courses may be eligible to undertake a work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. This involves a period of supervised work at an external organisation, enabling students to gain relevant experience within an industry whilst putting their theory-based learning into practice.

Simulation learning

Simulation learning is a technique which allows students to apply their theoretical study to a practical “real-world” setting. By replacing real experiences with an immersive simulation, students can put their knowledge to the test and practice their skills in the safety of a mock environment. Examples of simulated learning at Stirling include:

  • The Amplify Trading Bootcamp – students studying banking and finance subjects can trade on a simulated stock exchange market, bridging the gap between academic theories of financial markets and how they behave in the real world.
  • Markstrat – MSc Marketing students have access to a web-based simulation platform to test and improve their skills in market analytics, decision-making, budgeting, planning and performance assessment.
  • Recorded peer-teaching – through classroom observation and videoed peer-teaching sessions, students on the MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course can trial their practical teaching skills and receive immediate feedback from peers and lecturers.

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