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Welcome to the St George's Careers Service. Our Careers Consultants, Karen Deadfield and Emma Fry, are here to help current students and recent alumni with careers advice and support. 

What do we offer?

  • Relevant, timetabled workshops as part of your course.

  • One-to-one guidance discussions to help you with career decision making and queries.

  • Guidance on preparing CVs, covering letters and job applications.

  • Practice interviews and tips on how to handle assessment centres.

  • Support to help you identify your transferable skills.

  • Access to a range of resources including careers information and jobs board.

We encourage our students to start thinking about their career options early on and to develop their employability skills during their time at St George’s, both independently and through curriculum-based activities. 

How to get in touch

Karen and Emma are based in the library at St George’s and work on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Current students and recent alumni can book appointments and these are available face-to-face, by phone or email. Appointments are generally 30 minutes long, although longer sessions are available

To discuss any aspect of your career plans with one of our careers consultants, current students can book an appointment via Canvas or email us.

The service is a member of The Careers Group, University of London and students of St George's, University of London can also access central events organised by The Careers Group.

How we can help you

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Current students

We offer bespoke, confidential and impartial one-to-one careers guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the start of your course through to graduation and beyond, and at whatever your stage of professional development.

The careers service works closely with Master’s and PhD students, to support early career researchers at St George's.

What we offer

  • Career guidance. We offer 30 minute one-to-one careers guidance sessions to support you in your career planning and decision making, to build your confidence, and to help you identify valuable next steps on your career journey.

  • CV and application advice. We can review your applications with you, support you in presenting yourself and your experiences to best advantage, tailor your applications to a particular role, and help maximize the impact of your application.

  • Practice interviews. Motivation questions, competency questions, role-specific questions, Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) – we can focus wherever you feel is most valuable and work on the content, structure and delivery of your answers.

  • Interactive workshops. Career education workshops are tailored and delivered within programmes. Topics may include understanding the graduate job market, learning through reflection career decision making, making successful applications, making an impact at interview, and more.

  • Careers fairs. Delivered in partnership with the academic programmes, these are opportunities to explore career paths in different areas and specialties, meet with employers, and have valuable conversations to inform your career thinking.

  • Online support. Tools, information and links are available for current students on Canvas to help explore options, plan your next steps, and apply for opportunities. We offer specific information tailored to each programme, plus general careers support and resources relevant to whatever your career choices and direction.

International students

St George’s Careers Service offers a wide range of support to international students, whether you intend to find employment or further study in the UK, return home after your studies, or go to another country altogether.

If you are a current international student, you can find more help and advice on visas and job hunting both in the UK and globally on Canvas and our website.

The careers service is not authorised to give any advice on work permits or visas. You can contact the St George's Senior Compliance Manager (Visas and Immigration) who will be able to provide advice about visa options after you graduate.

Resources

Disabled students

St George’s Careers Service works with all students and recent graduates to help move you toward your career aspirations. We support students with disabilities, providing tailored information and advice.

Current students can access a range of information and resources on disability and employment, disclosure, and legal rights online on Canvas.

Resources

Alumni

All St George’s alumni have continued access to the careers service for two years after completing their course. Please see our alumni pages, and email us for more information.

We are always keen to hear from St George’s graduates who would like to take part in careers events, or to talk to current students informally about your job role, your organisation and the work sector since graduating.

We would love to publish alumni career stories as case studies to help current students who are considering what to do next. Please get in touch.

Employers

We are always keen to hear from organisations that would like to participate in our careers events, either by giving a short presentation to our students or by having a presence at one of our larger events. For more information or to register your interest, please contact us.

If you would like to advertise a job to all University of London students, please go to our jobs site, JobOnline, and advertise for free to reach hundreds of students across the university. You can also email us about vacancies.

Prospective students

We provide support for current St George’s students and recent graduates but we are unable to provide pre-entry careers guidance for those considering applying to St George’s.

We hope you do make a successful application to St George’s and, once enrolled on your course, you'll have full access to our wide range of services.

In the meantime, you may find your school, college or other current educational institution has support available on university options. If not, the resources/contacts listed below should help.

Resources

  • This guide to applying for university from Prospects is a great starting point.

  • If you already have a career path in mind, you can refer to the relevant Prospects job profile or sector overview.

  • UCAS also provide useful tips for those considering studying at undergraduate level and the different industries that graduates go on to work in.

  • Unistatsprovides information about full- and part-time undergraduate courses, and is aimed at prospective students.

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