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Overview of employability schemes

Personal and Professional Development

If you want to develop your employability skills you can book one of more than 15 sessions on skills that have the highest priority with employers. You may book one or as many as you like.

Ask An Alum

The Ask An Alum is a fuss-free way to connect with University of Exeter alumni to ask careers questions. You can be introduced to alumni working in your field of interest…whatever that may be at the time of applying!

Aspirational Educators

Aspiring Educators pulls together a range of opportunities on campus for those interested in a career in teaching or education.

Career Development for Sustainability

Career Development for Sustainability enables students from any discipline and any year of study to develop their skills and gain experiences in the sustainability sector.

Career Mentor Scheme

The Career Mentor Scheme is a popular employability scheme which matches a student or graduate with an experienced professional, for sector insight and one-to-one careers advice and guidance, over a 6 month period.

Create Your Future

Unique to Exeter, Create Your Future is a personal and professional development programme for 1st year students that will give you the opportunity to think about what you want from your future after University, and the practical steps to get there.

Future 17

Future17 allows students to experience working on a real-world sustainable development challenge whilst collaborating with a consortium of leading international universities.

Grand Challenges

A project week in which you will work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to design innovative solutions to real-world sustainability problems. 

Green Consultants

Green Consultants is an award winning programme designed to provide students with additional skills and experience required to work in the highly competitive environmental and sustainability sector.


The HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) is an enhanced transcript that provides information on academic achievements, prizes and awards as well as selected extra curricular achievements such as elected positions on societies.

Professional Pathways

The Professional Pathways programme is a suite of sector specific training courses and paid week-long internships that take place in June.

The Exeter Award

The Exeter Award is an employability achievement award for current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. It will help you stand out from the crowd and give you the confidence to shout about the experiences you've had at university.

The Exeter Leaders Award

The Exeter Leaders Award is for students who are keen to develop their leadership skills. It will help you reflect on your leadership style and techniques, and set clear, achievable goals for self-development.