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Frequently Asked Questions

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Our What can I do with my degree? pages provide up-to-date Exeter specific destination information from recent graduates.  Prospects produce similar content, although this is more generic, but does cover a wider range of disciplines. Alternatively LinkedIn's alumni tool is another fantastic way to see what graduates have gone on to do, as well as their career path towards their current destination. 

If you have a bespoke request for outcome data please email

Handshake is an early careers network and careers management platform which allows our students and graduates to discover employers and opportunities, submit applications, and attend career fairs and other events.  

Handshake makes it easier for our sudents and graduates to find the jobs they are looking for and makes it easier for employers to recruit our students and graduates.

Create your Future is a personal and professional development programme for 1st year students.  The programme covers various aspects of employability including exploring options, career decision making, skill development and how to gain relevant experiences during University. 

All first year students need to attend the Create Your Future sessions for their discipline, which will take place during a five week period during the first year. The programme is made up of three in person workshops, and online activities to work through inbetween the workshops.

Our Help with pages are a one-stop-shop for support, regardless of where the student might be on their career journey.  In a number of circumstances our students and graduates might feel that a one-to-one appointment would prove beneficial, and we are happy to accommodate these requests, although we always recommend that they do some of their own desktop research first, and our Help with pages provide a great start point. 

The Career Zone provide a great deal of support for Widening Participation students and the below list, albeit not exhaustive, provides a flavour of the bespoke support on offer:

  1. upReach partnership and associate membership for c.50 students per year group (c.150 in total).
  2. Access to Exeter Internship Scheme.
  3. Employability Monsters Scheme.
  4. 'Get Ready to Graduate' finalist campaign.
  5. Supporting Equality and Diversity Career Zone website resources.

If you would like to discuss the current support on offer please contact our WP Careers Consultant, Kate Foster.

Tutors are in the unique position that you have non-modular contact time with our students and you are perceived as an authority figure, which hopefully means that the students will listen to your advice. There is no expectation for tutors to be an expert, but it is important that post-graduation plans are discussed within tutorials, and where there are concerns or the student would benefit from additional support, to sign post to the Career Zone.

We have two excellent resources to help students decide whether post-graduate study is the right decision for them, where to find sources of funding and what course to choose:

We also recommend students discuss this decision in a 1:1 with a Careers & Employability Consultant, but again the starting point for the student should always be their own independent desktop research (with the assistance of resources such as the above). 

Please visit the Career Zone's Guidance for writing reference page for information on the type of reference request you might receive and what these should include, as well as section 21 of the Tutor Handbook.

The Careers Registration survey comprises of 8 questions, and they are:

  1. Please tick one statement that best matches your current 'career journey' stage?
  2. How well prepared do you feel for employment?
  3. In the last 12 months, have you gained any work experience?
  4. What do you plan to do after graduating?
  5. After graduating which of the following best describes the type of business you would like to work for?
  6. Which region would you most like to work in after graduating?
  7. In which of the following job sectors will you first seek employment, or continue employment, after graduating?
  8. Thinking about careers advice and guidance you have received in the past what would you most like to see your careers service offer?

All graduates from the University of Exeter are entitled to careers support forever, and more information can be found here.