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University Graduate College: Enhancing the experience of Postgraduate Researchers
87% of our research postgraduates were in employment within six months of graduation.
In our increasingly knowledge-based economy, employers place significant value on research skills. There are new opportunities opening up in research and employers increasingly recognise the advanced skills that research graduates bring.
At Cardiff we emphasise:
The latest Destinations of Leavers statistics show that 90% of our postgraduates entered employment, employment with further study or further study during the first six months after graduation.
Our Careers & Employability Centre can help you develop your career plans after graduation. The Centre offers advice on the vocational implications of specific schemes, possible sources of funding and much more.
The University Graduate College provides a range of courses around Career Development specifically for research students.
We host a variety of events throughout the year that will enable you to meet employers seeking to recruit recent graduates.
As a postgraduate you can also benefit from the experience of paid work placements across Wales.
Student Enterprise offers skills development workshops, events, competitions and support for aspiring entrepreneurs.
In particular, Student Enterprise organises i-Solve, which is open to all postgraduate students and research staff at Cardiff University and allows you to get involved in exploring commercial opportunities for breakthrough technologies being developed within the University.
Our recent graduates have been successful in gaining posts at some of the top universities in the UK and International as well as other top employers around the world, including:
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