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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 provide additional advice for international students and students with disabilities.

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

Register for Graduate Bootcamp

This is your opportunity to complete five online sessions designed to help you develop the skills that employers look for. The sessions are:

  • career planning
  • commercial awareness
  • interview skills
  • CV and covering letter
  • job hunting.

Register now with code Graduate2018 and your personal (non-University) email address. 

Additional careers support in July 2018

During July, additional 30-minute careers appointments are being offered for you to talk to an adviser – either in person, over the phone or online. Please book via your Careers Account.

Live career Q+A sessions start Tuesday 17th July on Careers and Employability's Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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

You will be contacted by a research company on behalf of HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency) and asked to take part in the Graduate Outcomes survey. A national survey capturing information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies. Cardiff graduates are sought after by many employers and your feedback in this survey will help us maintain and improve our standing in national and international league tables.

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.