Employability and Careers

Supporting your development

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We want all our students to get the best out of the whole experience of coming to study at the University of Leeds.  We want Leeds students and graduates to be distinctive, to stand out from the competition by being able to demonstrate academic excellence and the skills and attributes that equip them for the challenges of the 21st century.  Our Leeds for Life scheme encapsulates that aim; it's the way we view the Leeds University academic community to which you belong.

As part of Leeds for Life we have built up a series of resources and specific co-curricular opportunities to help you develop and apply the skills you'll get from a history degree. The most prestigious of these are our internships. These provide you with excellent opportunities to gain a wide variety of skills relevant to your chosen career path.

Leeds for Life will help you make the most of your time here, and help you see what's distinctive about a University of Leeds education, preparing you for a bright future outside the University.

With support from your personal tutor, the Leeds for Life scheme helps you:

•recognise what skills you are getting through your course
•identify what employers are looking for
•describe your skills and attributes more effectively
•find opportunities outside your course, to develop and add to your skills make the most of your personal tutorial sessions
Societies, volunteering, internships, sport, work-experience, project work - these are all opportunities which can provide you with really valuable experience and new or enhanced skills that will benefit you while you are at University and when you move on. Funding is available, through the Leeds for Life Foundation, to help you to undertake your own projects.

More information is available on the Leeds for Life website

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  1. Supporting your development
  2. Mentoring
  3. Employment Opportunities
  4. Careers Guidance
  5. Graduate Destinations