Supporting your School
Careers Education, Information & Guidance
Guidance for Students and Recent Graduates
The Careers & Employability Service (CES) provides advice and support for a wide range of issues relating to employability , careers, and postgraduate study options. We are also able to provide confidential advice to any student considering course change or transfer. Students can speak to an Employability Adviser at our careers clinics, held on weekdays. Students can also access guidance online using My Bangor and our website. We would encourage you to refer your students to us, regardless of their year of study. Click here to see some questions you might like to ask your tutees when discussing their future plans/employability generally.
Much careers information is now available online but we still maintain a small careers resource section containing a variety of material and resources, including information on graduate employer directories, career magazines, handouts on job search skills and career planning, careers reference books and DVDs.
Workshops and Events
We deliver a programme of information, skills development, employability workshops and events, both centrally in CES and in collaboration with academic schools, both as ‘one-off’ delivery and also to support the Bangor Employability Award. Workshop titles include Career Planning, CV development, Application and Interview skills, Assessment Centres and Psychometric Testing, Applying for a Masters/Phd and Commercial Awareness. For the latest information on our events, see our events calendar. You can find us on Facebook.
In order to encourage continued collaboration with academic schools, we would be happy to discuss the possibility of delivering workshops, whether linked to the BEA or not, as well as short introductory talks to present ourselves to new students during Welcome week, and lecture ‘shouts’ to other year groups where we could highlight to your students the ways in which our services can help support the development of their employability throughout their degree.
Delivery in academic schools is by careers advisers linked to individual schools and/or by external presenters and businesses
GO Wales Work Experience Programme
The current phase of GO Wales concluded on 31 December 2014, and we are therefore unable to accept new business. The project lead sponsor, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales is working on an application for ESF funding for a new phase of GO Wales. Further information will be available over the coming months.
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
B-Enterprising is ideal for students who have a business idea or who want to develop their enterprise skills generally. The programme offers skills development, training and support to budding entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Students and graduates are given the opportunity to test trade and gain enterprise experience at the annual Student Christmas Market and through participating in various internal and external competitions such as the annual Santander Universities Entreprenruship Awards, and Big Ideas Wales Bootcamps and Big Ideas Wales Celebrated. B-Enterprising workshop titles include How to Freelance and How to be a Consultant as well as specific workshops for those who are interested in business start-up. Free and confidential one to one business mentoring here at the University is also offered to those wanting to start a business and we provide an interactive and user friendly platform, Simply Do Ideas, where students can approach enterprise and develop a business idea in a visual and creative way. The activities are part funded through the Welsh Government and students from participating schools add towards their Employability account for all B-Enterprising activities.
Through Big Ideas Wales, a Welsh Government funded initiative to encourage and inspire young people in Wales, we can put academic schools in touch with entrepreneurial role models who are funded to speak to and to network with students through structured or informal presentations and workshops where they can inspire students to understand a range of entrepreneurial experiences, consider business start up and share experiences. They can also provide essential employer engagement links for your School. Previously, entreprenruial role models have been guest speakers in various academic schools, have presented at Employability Fairs and have acted as judges at various competitons and events within academic schools. Here's a link for details of some of the role models available. The list is contunally updated so for details of many more role models or to book a session contact B-Enterprising.
We advertise national and local opportunities, including graduate vacancies, voluntary and work placements as well as part-time work through Bangor Prospects, our Student employment bureau.