Ready For UU

Employability & Careers are excited to welcome new and returning students to Ulster University and our range of updated services, new digital resources and a complete commitment to giving you the best possible support.

Employability & Careers are delighted to welcome all students to academic year 2020/21 and we are excited and prepared to help you enhance your employability and future career prospects.

This year will be different for everyone but one thing hasn’t changed and that’s our commitment to providing you with a high quality, expert-led, accessible service that helps you prepare for a bright future. Whether you are a new student embarking on your first year of University or a returning student seeking placements, work experience or graduate opportunities we are here to help you.

So what's new for 2020/21

Over the last number of months we have been working hard to prepare for the new academic year to ensure that the service we deliver in 2020/21 is even better than before. Let us introduce some of the enhancements we've made:

Extensive Welcome Week and Induction programme

Commencing on 14th September but extending well into the Semester we are offering an enhanced induction offering for both new and returning students. This will make sure you are well informed and can start the year with a proactive approach to your future career.

Our expert advice service

Our expert advice service will initially operate fully online with bookable consultations, convenient daily drop in sessions and and always accessible online chat service so that you are only a click away from our expert advisor team.

Sector leading digital resources

Our digital resources are sector leading and you can access them at any time from anywhere. Our VMock CV improvement platform, the Abintegro Interview 360 platform are just two of our range of resources available through our website.

'Careers at Ulster' on social media

Our ‘Careers at Ulster’ channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Youtube make sure you are well informed about all aspects of your employability. This ranges from Instagram Takeovers, live Q&As to our Youtube channel with over 200 videos covering all relevant topics.

Virtual events & Webinars

We’ve always delivered a range of virtual events and webinars and that means we’re well placed to deliver the best student experience in 20/21. We are running a wide range of events and webinars with contributions from our expert team as well as employer and alumni guests.

Revamped Ulster EDGE Award

2020 has seen lots of change so we’ve taken the opportunity to revamp the Ulster EDGE Award. We’re streamlining the activities to make it easier to navigate and will be reducing the number of activities required to complete the EDGE and EDGE Excel Award.

Introducing Handshake!

We are really excited to introduce you our exciting new digital platform! Handshake is your system for connecting with employers, searching for opportunities, enhancing your network, access our advice service and booking your place on our wide range of events.

Watch our video guide below and access Handshake now via this link.

You should also watch this guide on how to develop your Handshake profile: