How to get experience

Employers want graduates who can show they have been active outside of their degree.

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Volunteering for Students

Volunteering can help build your experience in two ways. If you have limited or no work experience it can be the first step to a paid job. Or you may have lots of experience just not in the field you want to work in.

Volunteering in a related role can help bridge a gap on your CV. Find out more on our volunteering pages

Part-time work

Part-time work develops skills and provides a reference for future job applications. We have 100s of part-time jobs on our jobs board. We have lots of information online about applying for jobs

If you would like direct help with your applications or support with how to apply, please book a workshop or appointment with us. 

Or visit us in room 123 of the Richard Hoggart Building, email careers ( or call 020 7919 7137

Work placements

Work placement modules are available in most departments. Check to see if there is one for your programme. They are an excellent way of gaining experience related to your studies.