International students


How can the Careers & Employability Service help me?

Want to find out more about working in the UK? Want to improve your skills and employability for when you return home? The Careers & Employability Service provides a range of services to help you, including;

While at university you should also using the services offered on-campus by CEDAS, including 1-to-1 writing consultations and academic writing workshops.

If you are a Chinese student you may find useful in planning your career.

Working in the UK

  • Visa and immigration information from The International Student Support Office
  • UKCISA: The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provide useful  advice and practical information for international students in the UK.
  • UK NARIC: The National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the UK - online queries about equivalence of international qualifications
  • UKBA: Information about work permits, immigration, special schemes etc.
  • EducationUK: Run by the British Council, gives information on all aspects of studying and working in the UK for international students
  • Resources for international students on the Careers & Employability Moodle (look for "Get help for international students")
  • This helpsheet explains how a firm can hire an international student in the UK. It is designed for you to give to an employer to help them understand the processes and responsibilities.

Working internationally

  • Careers Portal: Search for jobs abroad
  • GoingGlobal: International and UKjob vacancies, country profiles and advice. Access this through your Moodle here 
  • CareersTagged: Covers working and studying overseas.
  • Prospects: Country profiles and how to find and apply to jobs
  • EURES: Comprehensive information on working and studying in all EU countries
  • GradLink: "The online careers service for international students studying in the UK.". Home page with links through to specialist sites for India, ASEAN, China, Africa and Canada
  • Are you a Chinese student keen to develop your family business or looking to start your own business? Try
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