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Support for graduates

Graduation may mark the end of your current studies, but it isn't goodbye. As a graduate we continue to offer you services and support.

You can access a range of support to help you transition from student to graduate, such as help with sorting your finances or changing accommodation.

Start your career

For up to two years after graduating, you can receive personalised careers advice and access expert careers guidance on job hunting, starting a business and developing skills that employers want. We also provide additional advice for international students and students with disabilities.

Update your contact details here to retain your access to our online platform Your Career Journey, where you have 24/7:

  • activities, information, advice and guidance to help you navigate the different stages of your career journey;
  • tailored support to help you with self-development, career planning, preparing for the recruitment process and job-hunting;
  • information and research facilities.

Interested in starting your own business or freelancing? Get expert help and advice from our Enterprise Team to bring your idea to life.

You can also search for live vacancies from over 2000 registered employers and register for graduate internships.

Additional careers support in July 2019

Additional support for graduating students will be available during July to help you enhance the skills that employers look for.

Take advantage of one of our additional 30-minute Careers Adviser appointments – either in person, over the phone or online. Book via your Careers Account.

We’ll also be running live online sessions and offering career tips and advice - follow us on @studentlifeCU

Continue your studies

If you've enjoyed your time with us, why not consider staying on for further studies? You can choose from over 200 postgraduate courses or pursue research opportunities in over 140 different areas with a PhD or MPhil.

Your health

If you have been receiving support from our Counselling, Health and Wellbeing team, please discuss your future support requirements with your Counsellor or Wellbeing Practitioner as they can liaise with your GP if required. You can continue to access our self-help resources relating to emotional and physical health whilst you have access to the intranet. Also as a graduate, please be aware that depending on where you live, you may need to register with a new General Practitioner (GP).

Join our alumni community

As a Cardiff graduate, you will join a community of more than 160,000 alumni in 180 countries. Cardiff alumni thrive as leaders in their fields and are committed to making a real difference to the world we live in, you now have access to a range of perks – wherever you are in the world – to boost your career and help you stay connected. Update your contact details on SIMS.

Graduate Outcomes survey

In approximately 15 months from graduation you will be invited to take part in the Graduate Outcomes survey. You will be asked questions about your employment, further study and wellbeing.

Please help us by:

  • updating your contact details in SIMS with a personal email address and mobile and home telephone numbers, before you graduate
  • completing the survey online, via the link in the email that will be sent to you from, or the text from ‘GradOutcome’.

Your responses will:

  • give current and future students ideas for careers paths and further study options
  • contribute to the University's position in league tables, boosting the reputation of Cardiff graduates amongst employers.

Get your degree certificate

Within eight weeks of the date of your graduation ceremony, you should receive your degree certificate and course transcripts.

Our Alumni team can also help with requests for transcripts and references and access to your Higher Education Achievement Report.