Our Student Intern, Sophie, tells us more about what’s behind the colourful door at 51a Park Place…
Have you ever ventured through the doors of 51a Park Place and discovered how you could get on track to secure your future career? A part of Student Support and Wellbeing, Careers and Employability is dedicated to improving your career prospects and helping you achieve your goals. They can help you to identify the careers you are considering and build the experience and expertise necessary to excel in that sector.
Here to help you get set for your future career
Advice on all aspects of the recruitment process when applying for student or graduate schemes and jobs, we have:
- Careers masterclasses to help develop your skills and build your employability – at sessions on career planning, CVs and cover letters, application forms, LinkedIn and lots more.
- Career planning resources
- Finding work experience, internships and volunteering opportunities
- Careers advice – talk to a Careers Advisor about your career planning, get your CV reviewed and prepare for interviews and more
- Check out the jobs board and sign up for alerts
- Networking with student and graduate recruiters at fairs and events
- Get ahead by completing The Cardiff Award
Please note that Careers and Employability’s Enterprise and Business Start-Up team are based at the Students’ Union.
Plan ahead or just drop in…
If you have a specific thing you wish to discuss, or just prefer to organise things in advance, you can book an appointment via your careers account or call us to make an appointment, on +44 (0)29 2087 4844. Careers appointments can be conducted one-to-one, or via phone or Skype if you are unable to visit the centre.
Our drop-in service runs 1-3:45pm, Monday-Friday, so just pop in and speak to someone at the enquiry point.
Contact Careers and Employability Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4844.
Improve your work and confidence with Academic Study Skills
The Academic Study Skills service run a series of classes for all degree disciplines to help you in the pursuit of achieving the grades you want. Find out more about what they offer in their latest blog, ‘Improve your work and confidence – attend Academic Study Skills Classes.’
Become a Student Mentor yourself or benefit from the Mentor scheme and support available
The Student Mentor Scheme helps new students with the transition to university. We match first year students (mentees) to current undergraduate students from the same School and they meet on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of issues such as:
- New ways of studying
- Settling into accommodation
- Module choices
- Assignments, essays and exams
- Finding housing for your second year.
Find out more about becoming a student mentor in our blog, ‘Join our team of over 300 Student Mentors – we are recruiting now.’
Contact Academic Skills and Mentoring: Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4231.
Fancy studying, working or volunteering abroad as part of your university experience?
The Global Opportunities team can help you gain an international experience. Studying, working or volunteering abroad as part of your university experience is a great way to broaden your academic knowledge, immerse yourself in another culture and gain skills that could be valued by employers.
Read all about students’ experiences of studying, working and volunteering abroad on our Globetrotters blog page.
Watch their video
Contact Global Opportunities Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 0536.
Where is 51a Park Place?
Big thanks to my fellow Intern Kate for this video, where Josh shows you the way to 51a Park Place.
51a Park Place can be found in the building next to number 31 on the map above. Next to Cathays train station and the Students’ Union.
If you have any questions about the services that 51a Park Place could offer you then drop in and chat to an advisor at the enquiry point of the ground floor. They will be happy to help out a student in need and point you in the right direction!
There is even more support available to you:
- Come in! Why students should visit 50 Park Place
- All are Welcome! Why students should call into 51a Park Place
- Come in! Student Support at Cardigan House
- How the International Student Support team can help you
- Park Place Surgery.
Your feedback and help please
Have you found this blog post useful? Please help us by commenting in the bar below, and note any questions there too.
Sophie, Student Intern.
The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice & Money, Careers & Employability, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Disability & Dyslexia and International Student Support.
For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.