Leeds Metropolitan offers a wide range of opportunities for you to develop your employability through extracurricular activities and development on your course.
Futures Fest - Build your Future
To help maximise your employment prospects, the University is holding a ‘Futures Fest’ between 20th and 31st January 2014. During the fortnight you will be able to attend a range of events including networking with employers, language tasters, skills training sessions and careers workshops all designed to improve your employability skills and help you decide what to do in the future. The Futures Fest booking website goes live in November 2013. Put the festival dates in you diary now and keep a look out for further updates coming soon.
Want to develop your IT skills to support your studies and increase your employability? Our free online courses can help you improve your skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint and gain an internationally recognised Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate (MOS). Please see this page for more details.
Our Students' Union also offers opportunities to get involved in the local community and enhance your CV at the same time. Projects include working with older people, children and recycling in the community.
A work placement is a great way to add another dimension to your CV, develop new skills and learn more about your chosen career. Many courses at Leeds Metropolitan offer a work placement within the curriculum and your course team will offer information and support to help you find and make the most of your placement opportunity.
If your course does not include a work placement then you can organise one for yourself. You should contact the Jobs & Careers team to explore your options. Your course team may also be able to offer some guidance.
Taking a postgraduate or short course can also help boost your prospects.
You may also find it helpful to look at Graduate Success which has advice and case studies about work experience, placements, volunteering and extra curricular activities.
Telephone – 0113 812 5995 (City Campus), 0113 812 7335 (Headingley Campus)