Employers on Campus

careers-employability-logoCareers & Employability have organised a series of employer-led presentations running during February and March.

From sales and brand marketing, NHS, care sector, charitable education, teacher training, legal, freelancing, to internships in China & Hong Kong. These presentations are open to all students and can be booked via MyCareerHub.

Find the full list of workshops here.

It’s all about Careers & Employability

careers-employability-logoEach year, over 90% of UK-based BU graduates find work soon after graduation. Placements, course content and the range of extra-curricular opportunities available at BU, all play a huge part in this success.

BU’s Careers & Employability team can provide you with access to loads of resources to help secure your ideal placement. They can help fine-tune your CV and most importantly, have links to a huge catalogue of employers, locally, nationally and internationally.

Find out more online, by booking a careers appointment or attending a great line-up of employer events.


If you haven’t yet used MyCareerHub, then sign up now. It’ll only take a few minutes and to give you access to everything you need to start preparing for your future career.

The Edge

If you’d prefer to talk to one of the advisors about your options for jobs, placements or to get tips on writing and submitting applications, visit them in their newly refreshed offices at The Edge (just outside the library on Talbot Campus).

Careers appointments

There’s also a Careers Advisor in each Academic School/Faculty, with specialist knowledge of your academic area:


The BU Graduate & Placements Fair takes place on 12 and 13 November 2014 (11am – 3pm), in Kimmeridge House, Talbot Campus. Sponsored by JP Morgan and Phillips, there will be over 150 organisations from all sectors, including hospitality and retail, creative and digital industries, finance, teaching, engineering, government and more.

Employer workshops are taking place throughout this semester. We’ll be welcoming Sky and IBM, among others, to share their placement and graduate opportunities and application advice. Check the Events pages in the Student Portal for more information or book now via MyCareerHub.

Contact the team at careers@bournemouth.ac.uk or 01202 961663.

MyCareerHub access today

We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with access to MyCareerHub which we are trying to resolve as quickly as possible.

Please go to The Edge (next to the library), or phone the Central Careers Service on 01202 961663 if you need any assistance. We hope to be back up and running soon.

The new AGCAS video for disabled students and graduates

The Disability Task Group has announced the release of ‘Get that Job’, the new AGCAS video for disabled students and graduates, which is aimed at supporting students and graduates in their transition from university into employment.

The video is available on MyCareerHub and looks at the following areas,

  • identifying disability-friendly employers
  • applying for work
  • disclosing a disability
  • adjustments in the workplace

Get that Job features opinion from disabled graduates who discuss their experiences of moving from university into their jobs. They talk through their feelings and experiences of the recruitment process, the pros and cons of the notoriously grey area of disclosure, as well as their advice for present students.

To assist present students with finding the right employer and the transition into the workplace the video also shows the perspective of employers from different sectors, a specialist Disability Careers Adviser and a representative of the not-for-profit organisation EmployAbility.

Additionally the video also looks at adjustments in the workplace. Although need in this area vary hugely depending on the individual, some of the graduates discuss those they have in place. For adjustments where there may be a cost, there is also information and advice on obtaining funding.


Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the BU Careers & Employability Service

The BU Careers & Employability Service will be open during the Summer Vacation.

All face to face, telephone and Skype careers appointments will be available to book via Careerhub.

The Edge Student Development Centre (outside the library) will be open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm for enquiries and access to careers resources.

Graduating in 2014?

As you enter a competitive graduate recruitment market, we understand the need for our BU students and graduates to have access to careers and employability advice and support for as long as possible.

That’s why, as a BU Graduate, you can still access the services of the BU Careers & Employability Service for up to 3 years from graduation, whether you are still living in the local area or have moved away.

Access MyCareerhub 24/7 for all your career planning needs, including access to careers appointments via skype and telephone and all the latest job vacancies, recruitment events and employability resources.

Careers & Employability support available to you

Now that you are in your final term of university, no doubt you will be thinking about what’s next after your degree. We wanted to let you know that the BU Careers & Employability Service is here to support you in taking the next steps. We are a friendly team who can offer you advice on looking for a job, further study and all things career and jobs related such as completing application forms and interview guidance.

We appreciate that this is a busy period for you with dissertations, projects and exams, so with this in mind, our online careers system *MyCareerHub is a one stop shop available 24/7, featuring help and support for preparing you for life beyond university.

The help and support offered includes:-

Calendar of Careers Action for Final Year Students
• Searchable database of Graduate Job Vacancies
• Ability to book careers advice, interview prep & CV review appointments with qualified careers advisors
• Access to forthcoming careers & recruitment events on and off campus
• Access to careers resources on a range of careers and job hunting related topics
• ‘Ask us a Question‘ Service
• Find out about further help and support offered here

Many students have told us that they find the job application and job hunting process daunting, so we have created resources specifically devoted to this including:-

• Help with writing CVs, Covering Letters, Application Forms
• Help with preparing for Interviews & Assessment Centres
• Opportunity to practice Psychometric Tests

• Opportunity to Practice Online Video Interviews
• Information Guide to finding Graduate Vacancies
• Job Hunting related to your Degree

Don’t forget!

• You can find the Careers & Employability Service in the Edge Student Development Centre (outside the library) Find out more here
• You can pick up a FREE Prospects Employer Directory from the Edge (outside the library)
• You can find us on Social Media – Twitter & Employability Blog
• You can use the services of the Careers and Employability Service including myCareerHub for up to 3 years from graduation regardless of whether you are staying in Bournemouth or returning to your home town.

We hope that this has given you a good idea of the help and support available to you, and that you will find it useful, not only during your final term but beyond graduation as well.

BU Careers & Employability Service

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BU Placement Conference for students

bu-logoEvery student at BU is entitled to take an optional placement year, with many of our courses requiring completion of a compulsory 40-week placement. The importance of the preparing for the placement year and understanding the process has never been greater! BU will host its’ first Placements Conference* on Wednesday 27 November which offers you a unique opportunity to find out more about the Placements process – all in one place.

You will hear from speakers across the sector, meet BU students returning from their Placement year and attend keynote sessions from the Placements & Careers team including CV writing, interview technique and whether to take the placement year (for optional placements).

If you are interested in attending, please visit the event page on myCareerHub or find further information on the website.

*The event is primarily focussed at Level I (second year) students, although Level C (first year) students are welcome to attend. We may prioritise session availability/attendance based on your year of study. You will be asked to confirm your attendance nearer the date and we will confirm if you have a place or are on the reserve list.