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School of Social and Political Science: Undergraduate study


Career Planning

Making career decisions takes time - you need to dedicate energy to researching your options, assessing your interests, making decisions and applying for opportunities.

All students have access to the University of Edinburgh Careers Service during the programme and up to two years after graduation. The Service provides both general and specific guidance on career options, runs career fairs, talks and training sessions, offers assistance with a CV, applications forms and interview preparation, and helps in exploring further study options. 

Info drop-in

You're always welcome to come and talk to us at the Helpdesks, where we offer an information drop-in throughout opening hours.

No need to make an appointment - just come along.

Third Floor, Main Library Building - 0131 650 4670

Weir Building, King's Buildings - 0131 650 5773

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For some enquiries, we ask that you book an appointment:

CV and application advice to get feedback (20 minutes)

LinkedIn profiles to get feedback (20 minutes)

Careers guidance appointments to discuss any topic (20 minutes)

Referred appointments following referral only (45 minutes)

Practice interviews to practise and get feedback (45 minutes)

If you would like to make an appointment you can do so via MyCareerHub

Other useful resources

Graduate Prospects produces two booklets in conjunction with University Careers Services to help postgraduate students consider their post-study options:

The Vitae website is a fantastic source of information and advice for postgraduate researchers, it covers a wide-ranging set of topics, including careers advice:

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