International students' careers advice

Employability advice and information for International students.

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Welcome to International Students  

A warm welcome to the Careers Service from the whole team.  The Careers Service is here to help you take proactive steps to secure your career. 

What to expect

Our services may be different to those in other countries. We're here to help you identify opportunities, support you with applications and interviews and generally help you improve your employability, but the Careers Service can’t place you in jobs and won’t write applications for you. The most successful students are proactive and self-directed.  Our Careers Advisers are here to  support you at every stage of your career journey.

Our services

Careers advice and guidance

Our professionally trained and friendly Careers Advisers are here to support you. 

Find out how to access careers support

Careers information

Not sure where to start? Explore our careers guides and information for a range of advice for international students:

Explore your career options

View our careers guides

The International students guide to working in the UK after you graduate, provided by the British Universities’ International Liaison Association (BUILA), may also be useful to you.

Now explore the following careers advice topics:

Immigration and Visa Support

The University's International Advisers can support you with information on extending your visa, working after studies, visits for family and friends and living in the UK.

Scotland’s Migration Service can help international students with questions about working in Scotland,  visas and immigration and continuing your studies. You can book an appointment with a trained adviser to help you with any problem related to staying in Scotland.

Boost your employability

Student at Careers Fair

This guide explores the different ways you can make the most of your time at university to boost your employability.

Employability advice

CV guidance

two students working at a table

This guide will help you to create a CV for the UK jobs market.

CV writing guidance

Covering letters

Student at Careers Fair

This guide will help learn about writing covering letters for the UK jobs market.

Covering letter guidance

UK recruitment terminology explained

Staff and students at a careers event

This careers glossary explains common UK recruitment terminology.

Glossary of recruitment terminology

Recruitment process

Student at Careers Fair

This guide details commonly used recruitment methods for graduate roles in the UK.

The recruitment process for graduate roles in the UK