It’s nearly Christmas, and the month-long holiday is the perfect time to be thinking a little bit more about careers. With 2017 fast approaching, planning where you might want to be in years to come is a great idea- and there is loads of help available if you want to do just that! The Careers Service are always happy to meet with students who want to make an appointment and you should always feel free to drop in to the Atrium (1st floor of University Place) to get more advice. There are so many opportunities around for historians this winter so be sure to check them all out on Careerslink and keep an eye out on the History Society Facebook group. Check out some of the highlights below:

Find out about Mock Assessments (TUESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER, 3PM – 5PM, and WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER, 1PM – 3PM): The university has partnered with graduate employers who hold two mock assessment centres. All successful applicants will get to attend a two-hour session and receive feedback from a graduate employer. Moreover, the winning team on each day will win £250 from IBM. If you’re interested, email with the subject line ‘Mock Assessment’ to apply for a place.

Postgraduate Open Day (WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER): are you thinking about further study after you complete your undergraduate degree? The university offers a one-year full time, or two-year part time, MA programme which is designed to suit the needs and interests both of students who simply want to spend another year exploring their subject, and of those who plan to continue to doctoral work or to a career in teaching in their subject. Even if you haven’t decided which route, if either, is for you, come along to the Postgraduate Open Day. There will be events all throughout the day, but in particular, there is a talk on MA programmes in SALC at 2pm in Mansfield Cooper G20. For a full programme, and to register for more information, see:

Whether these events appeal to you or not, start some of your own research and be proactive. There is plenty of help available to those who want it to get you started. Be sure to take some time out to have a think about where your degree is leading you. Keep checking the careers website or join one of the Facebook groups (search Final/Second/First Years Careers – UoM Humanities) for regular updates.

Good luck in your Careers search!