Developing your employability
At Brighton, employability is worked into all our courses. We focus on a practical approach to teaching and learning, with employability in mind at every stage. And as well as that, we have additional support for all our students from our Careers and Employability team who offer advice, support and events to help you make the most of your time here. You might want a part-time job, a placement or summer internship – you will find all of this and more on our dedicated employability and jobs portal, which even holds sponsored roles for international students.
We’ll help you to become more connected, skilled and employable through experiences on and off your course, so that you graduate with your qualifications and a CV that stands out.
Work-related experience on your course
Our strong links with businesses, community partners and other employers create opportunities for our students to gain real-world experience. Work-related experience varies by course, but might mean:
- a year-long paid placement, usually taken after the second year
- regular placements and work-related learning completed throughout your course to achieve a required number of clinical or practice hours
- assessed voluntary work
- a four-to-six-week placement that is a credit-bearing module
- live project briefs, often informed by employers’ real requirements.
Work-related experience outside your course
We can also help you to get involved in other activities designed to develop your attributes and employability.
- Sports, societies and clubs – interesting and fun stuff, and a way to make new friends and connections.
- Volunteering in the community – getting involved with community activities that you care about shows commitment and motivation.
- Working for the university – there are lots of ways you can be part of the campus community and get paid.
- Entrepreneurship – start your own project and develop your entrepreneurial skills with our help.
- Campaigning and democracy – add your voice to influence the future.
- Mentoring and supporting – self-development through mentoring others and being mentored.