At Queen Mary Students’ Union, we believe employability is about more than just skills. We think that your ability to be successful in your professional life after graduation also depends on your network, your extra-curricular experience and your ability to present your experience to employers.

Developing your employability while you are doing your degree can seem difficult – especially if you have other commitments such as caring responsibilities, paid work or voluntary work.

Luckily, you can develop your employability in many different ways – and you can have fun, earn money or give back to the local community at the same time!

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Here are some of the ways you can enhance your employability:

  • Attend an employability event or submit an idea for a new employability project.
  • Take part in Skills Award to develop transferable skills and get recognition of your skills development.
  • Get involved in a society, sports club, volunteering group or student media outlet to meet new people and network with other students.
  • Apply for a part-time job and become part of our student staff team.
  • Nominate yourself for a leadership position in the Students’ Union elections.
  • Join the Green Mary Group and help us make Queen Mary more sustainable.
  • When your favourite society, sports club, volunteering group or student media outlet holds elections, put yourself forward for a committee position. Committee members get experience for their CVs and develop leadership skills.

All students at Queen Mary have access to events, resources and individual appointments with the Careers and Enterprise Team. Their services include 1-2-1 appointments, how-to guides, employer events, job listings and support for students that want to start a business.

If you are an international student, and you are considering working in the UK during or after your studies, the University’s Advice and Counselling Service has made an online guide. The guide covers the rules for how many hours you can work on different types of visas, tax and other useful information.

There are lots of opportunities and resources available to you, but if you are unable to find the information you are looking for or have a specific question, you are always welcome to contact the Employability Team on su-employability@qmul.ac.uk.

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