Life After UofG

Tuesday, 4 June to Thursday, 6 June, Online and on campus‌

Not sure what comes after uni? Wondering where to find opportunities? Struggling with applications?

This series of careers events is designed to help recent and soon-to-be UofG graduates figure out their next steps.

Undergraduate and postgraduate graduates from all disciplines are invited to join online and on-campus sessions on everything from identifying your options and finding the right opportunities for you to writing an effective CV and feeling confident in interviews (and beyond!).

Learn more about each session and sign up below.

Tuesday, 4 June

Careers Pop-Up
10:00-16:00, Ground floor, James McCune Smith Learning Hub

Have you graduated or are you about to graduate this year?

Come and speak to the Careers Team to ask us your questions and find out about upcoming events as well as careers services and resources that you can access after you graduate.

  • Hear about all the Life After UofG events happening Tuesday, 4 to Thursday, 6 June, including the Scottish Graduate Jobs Fair
  • Find out how the Careers team can support you after you graduate
  • Ask us any questions you have about your future plans and opportunities

Registration not required.

Planning Your Next Steps
10:00-11:00, Room 639, James McCune Smith Learning Hub

If you’ve no idea what to do next, have some ideas you’d like to explore or need help making a career decision, this session will identify strategies and resources to help you move forward.

By the end of this session, you'll

  • know how to generate career ideas and explore your options
  • identify some strategies to help you make career decisions
  • understand the careers resources and support available to you as a UofG graduate.

Register for this session.

Finding Opportunities in Your Sector
11:00-12:00, Room 639, James McCune Smith Learning Hub

Have you been struggling to find opportunities in your sector of interest? Attend this session to learn more about how to find relevant opportunities.

By the end of this session, you’ll

  • know how to research your sector and identify opportunities
  • recognise the value of speculative applications in accessing the hidden job market
  • build confidence in reaching out to professionals in your sector
  • identify action points you can apply to your search for opportunities.

Register for this session.

Finding Opportunities Linked to Your Values, Interests & Skills
12:00-13:30, Room 639, James McCune Smith Learning Hub

Understanding your skills, values and interests will help you find opportunities that are rewarding and meaningful. Attend this session to understand how improved self-awareness can help you find relevant opportunities.

By the end of this session, you’ll

  • understand the skills you have to offer
  • know what matters to you (your values and interests)
  • know how to use this knowledge to help you find relevant opportunities.

Register for this session.

Assessment Centres
14:30-16:30, Room 639, James McCune Smith Learning Hub

Assessment centres are commonly used across graduate recruitment. This session will explain what to expect and give you the opportunity to take part in a mock assessment centre activity.

By the end of this session, you’ll

  • know what an assessment centre is and its purpose in the recruitment process
  • know and experience the most common activities of an assessment centre
  • be able to reflect on your performance and create an action plan for further development
  • know where to access further resources and support.

Register for this session.

Wednesday, 5 June

I Have a Postgraduate Degree: What Next?
10:00-11:30, Zoom

Completing a postgraduate degree equips you with subject knowledge and skills, alongside a variety of other transferable skills. Attend this session to reflect on your postgraduate experience and how this can help you move forward in your career. 

By the end of this session, you’ll 

  • start to build a personal profile of skills, strengths and interests developed during your PG degree 
  • understand how to explore career options and paths where your PG degree will be advantageous 
  • identify sources of information and support to help you move forward 
  • create an action plan and identify your next steps. 

Register for this session.

Graduate CV Checks
10:00-16:00, Online

Want someone else's eyes on your CV? Book a 20-minute Teams call with one of our Careers Advisors to get feedback.

This service is open to soon-to-be grads and those who've graduated within the last two years.

Appointments will be available throughout the day on Wednesday, 5 June, and you must attach a copy of your CV to your booking in order to secure a slot. Log in at 09:00 on Tuesday, 4 June to book your slot. Appointments will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you don't qualify for a Life After UofG CV check, you can book a Quick Query outside of this event for help with CVs, applications or any other career-related questions. Log in to Glasgow Careers, and click "Book a Career Coaching appointment".

Scottish Graduate Jobs Fair
11:00-16:00, Online

Wherever you are in Scotland, whatever your subject, Scotland’s largest summer recruitment fair and meet organisations recruiting students for graduate level roles starting in 2024.

Talented students and graduates are in demand, so make the most of this opportunity to talk to representatives from organisations who want to recruit you!

Register for this event.

Making the Most of LinkedIn Learning
13:30-14:15, Zoom

LinkedIn can be a valuable tool in your personal and professional development, including LinkedIn Learning, a library of online video courses to help you build your skills.

Join this session with Steph from LinkedIn Learning to

  • receive an overview of LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning
  • discover the benefits for your personal and professional development
  • get a walk-through of the platform
  • participate in a Q&A session

Register for this event. 

Thursday, 6 June

CVs & Cover Letters
10:00-10:30, Zoom

Your CV and cover letter are often the first stage of a selection process and can therefore be the most competitive. Attend this session to learn how to write a CV and cover letter that will get you noticed.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to

  • understand the essential requirements of a CV
  • understand the purpose of a cover letter in complementing your CV 
  • know how to effectively target your CV and cover letter.

Register for this session.

Application Forms
10:30-11:00, Zoom

Application forms are usually used by employers in the first stage of the selection process and designed to collect specific information on candidates. Make your applications more effective by attending this session.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to

  • understand why employers use application forms
  • understand common types of questions
  • apply techniques to write effective application form answers, including the STAR method to competency questions.

Register for this session.

Selection Tests
11:00-11:30, Zoom

Selection tests (also called online tests or psychometric tests) are used by many employers. They‘re particularly common in student and graduate scheme recruitment processes. Gain an insight into how, why and when employers use selection tests in the recruitment process.

By the end of this session, you’ll

  • understand why employers use selection tests
  • know common types of selection tests used in student and graduate recruitment
  • understand how to prepare to perform well in selection tests
  • know resources you can use to prepare for the tests.

Register for this session.

11:30-12:00, Zoom

You’ve impressed an employer with your application, and they now want to meet you. Attend this session to learn about different types of interviews and how to do your best.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to

  • identify different types of interviews
  • have strategies to prepare and perform well in interviews.

Register for this session.

Think Like a Recruiter
13:00-14:00, Zoom

Step inside the mind of a graduate recruiter to understand how applications are shortlisted and interviews are assessed.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to

  • understand how job descriptions are used by recruiters
  • shortlist some mock applications for a role
  • understand how interviews are assessed.

Register for this session.

Finding Opportunities in the UK as an International Graduate
14:00-15:30, Zoom

As many international students and graduates know, finding a graduate level job in the UK is not always simple. Attend this session to learn more about the UK labour market and how to apply for graduate roles.

By the end of this session, you’ll

  • understand the UK labour market including areas of growth and demand
  • know how to find out more about post-study visa options
  • build your professional profile and know how to present this for the UK market
  • know how to access further resources and support for all aspects of career planning and the application process.

Register for this session.

Download the Great Grad Guide

The Great Grad Guide is a tool for navigating your next steps after UofG with guidance on:

  • job preparation
  • job searching
  • CVs and cover letters
  • application forms
  • job interviews
  • assessment centres
  • wellbeing
  • transitions into work
  • international graduate insight
  • and more

Download the Great Grad Guide 2024.


We aim to ensure that people have equal access to public events. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, please contact Careers or 0141 330 5647 with your request by close of business Monday, 27 May, so that arrangements, where possible, can be made.

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Student conduct

Students are expected to follow the University of Glasgow's Code of Student Conduct at all Careers, Employability & Opportunity events.