Our courses are designed with your career in mind, with most developed in partnership with employers to ensure the skills, knowledge and experience you gain match the needs of your chosen profession.

Employability Strategy 2018-2023

Fulfilling Future Career Ambitions

At Ulster University we have always placed employability at the heart of the student experience and provided all our students with the opportunities and support they need to develop into highly employable graduates. This new Employability Strategy describes our ambitions to further enhance and integrate our employability offering into the overall student experience over the next five years.

Get more information on Fulfilling Future Career Ambitions

Professional accreditation

Many of our courses provide additional professional recognition or exemptions.

Work placement and study abroad

A period of work placement or study abroad is available with most of our courses.

This provides the opportunity for you to gain valuable real-world experience and to build contacts in the industry.

Employability & Careers

An extensive range of support services are available to help you get ready for work and to find employment.

Our award winning Employability & Careers Hubs, located on each campus, offers friendly and impartial support with career planning and provides advice on developing your employability skills.

Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

We provide a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) to all graduates - a detailed record of your academic and extra-curricular achievements to supplement the traditional degree award.

The HEAR allows you to showcase your achievements to employers or postgraduate tutors and helps your development during your time in higher education.

Find out more about the HEAR.

Ulster EDGE Award

The Ulster EDGE Award provides official recognition and evidence of your relevant interests outside of university.

It is awarded in addition to your degree and gives you the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities that will boost your career prospects and show commitment to your personal development.

Careers support for Ulster graduates

Employability & Careers offers careers support to graduates up to 5 years post graduation. Graduates can access 1-1 careers consultations as well as access to our vacancy systems and events.

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