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From fresher to finalist, we know that your journey to deciding what to do after graduation is unique to you. We want to support you throughout the process. There are lots of activities to help you plan what you want to do in your future career.
Here are just some of the ways for you to evaluate, explore and enact your career options alongside your studies. To begin, choose any stage, event or activity and return as your personal journey evolves and changes.

It’s your pathway – do it your way.


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Food Bank

The Runnymede Food Bank collects donations for hundreds of struggling people in the local community so if you want to volunteer in a place that really makes a difference, then look no further! As this project works closely with local councils, it will be a fantastic fit for anyone interested in a career in politics or social action. Email Runnymede Foodbanks for more information. 

Student Opportunities Fund 

Do you have an idea that could improve the student experience?
If you have a creative concept for a project, social enterprise or activity that requires funding, applications for the Student Opportunities Fund are now open.

Curious? You can find out more on our web page and contact the team  to confidentially discuss your idea and learn about the funding.

Amigo Project

The Amigo project from Voluntary Support North Surrey’s mental health volunteering project. They work closely with local people who have mental health issues to move them forward on their journey of recovery. If you would like a career working in mental health, this volunteering opportunities is a fantastic way of getting valuable experience. Email this address for more information. 

Get help to improve your numeracy skills

Many employers require you to do numeracy skills test as part of the application process.  Need help on maths and numeracy skills? Bring your work and talk over your issues to with the CeDAS team in the International Building. No need to book: just turn up!

Wednesdays, 1-3pm. IN001

Thursdays, 11am-1pm, IN001

Volunteering Response Team

The Volunteering Response Team are a group of students who sign up to hear about last-minute volunteering opportunities over the course of the year, and get involved with a range of social action projects too. This can be anything from distributing leaflets for charity events to gardening, representing volunteering in the local community and much more! Every hour that you volunteer as a response team member will get you 2 Passport points as well, so it is great way of getting to gold! Sign up here or email the Volunteering team.

Volunteer in the College's art and archives collections

Are you interested in a career in arts, culture and heritage? By volunteering with our art and archive collection teams, you'll have the opportunity to upskill, gain professional experience and work closely with our on-campus experts.

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Join a club or society Through your involvement in campus life and your choice of co-curricular activities, you are learning new skills, many of which are transferable to the workplace! Discover more.
Be in with the chance to be CEO for a day!

More than than 20 chief executives from top companies – including ITV, Visa, Sainsbury’s, Welsh Rugby Union, and Barnardo’s – are offering UK undergraduates the chance to shadow them for a working day and see for themselves what it takes to run a major organisation. Applications are open until Monday 28 January 2019. Explore now.

Sing Along Surrey

Go into local care homes to sing songs with the residents! Singing familiar songs is a great way to combat dementia, start conversations and share memories and experiences. The Sing-Along Surrey project will also give you a chance to develop your experience working with the elderly and is excellent for any students interested in careers in the fields of mental and physical health. Email this address for more information. 

Take a Passport Challenge

Passport Challenges are activities which you can do online in your own time to earn Passport Points and increase your employability at the same time. Run by the Royal Holloway Careers & Employability Service and employers each challenge reflects real workplace skills.There are new challenges every month so keep your eye out for the latest challenges – whether you’re an aspiring banker or writer there's something for you!

Nature Conservation

Twice a month the Nature Conservation project goes into the local woodlands with the National Trust to cut down invasive trees. If you want to find out more about the environment, or have any interest in a career in conservation, this is a great chance to get involved. It is also a fantastic way of seeing how national charities work in small communities around the country.  Have a look at the project’s Facebook group for more details. 

Go to a Careers event

Careers weeks, workshops, alumni presentations, visiting employers and much more!

Find out more.

Volunteering Abroad

Why not broaden your horizons by volunteering abroad this summer? Volunteering in Africa, South America or Asia is a fantastic way to develop your confidence and independence. Royal Holloway Volunteering works with a range of organisations with opportunities taking place in Asia, Africa and South America. These organisations are even able to give you fundraising and training support!

Email the team for more information. 

Coaching and sports volunteering

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Volunteering opportunities

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Part-time jobs

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Skills Gateway

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Passport Award

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Careers & Employability Service

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Careers Moodle pages

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Careers Consultant appointments

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Explore career options in different sectors


Meet visiting employers

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