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Career Clinics and Career Consultations

Just a quick query? Come along to one of our clinics - reserve your place by booking online. Visit our website for full details:

Book a consultation with a careers adviser and let us help you with:
• Planning your career and study options.
• Finding and applying for jobs.
• Preparing for interviews.

To book a longer careers consultation, make an appointment at the Campus Life Desk on Level 1 of the George Moore Building, or contact them by email:

Skills4Nurses Jobs Fair: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow



When: Thursday 31st August 2017

Time: 9am – 4pm

Where: Grand Central Hotel, Gordon Street, Glasgow

ALL final year GCU students from health related disciplines, and fully qualified healthcare professionals within the healthcare sector are invited to attend this very popular recruitment event. Whether you are looking for your first job or a new job,  this is an ideal opportunity to come and have an informal chat to the exhibitors who are all keen to recruit.

Organisations attending include NHS trusts, private healthcare organisations, nursing homes and the armed forces  – come along and get an insight into their set-up and see what jobs they have to offer.

Skills4Nurses will keep you up to date through Facebook with a client list of who will be attending on the day.

Entry is FREE and you can PRE-REGISTER to save time on the day – simply email your name, area of work/training and telephone number to: For further details and to keep up to date with the event visit the Skills4Nurses webpage.

The Scottish Graduate Recruitment Fair 2017, Glasgow


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When: Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th October 2017

Time: 3rd Oct – 2-7pm; 4th October – 11am-4pm

Where: Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow

The Scottish Graduate Fair is the highlight of the recruitment season. Now in its 28th year, it is the biggest graduate, postgraduate and internship recruitment event in Scotland attracting approximately 3,500 students and graduates of all disciplines, and 100 graduate employers and postgraduate recruiters. Students and graduates from all universities are welcome to attend.

A free bus service from the city centre will be running to and from the Fair over both days, to view the timetable click here.

Why should you attend the fair?

  • it’s the biggest recruitment event in Scotland with over 100 exhibitors with job and postgraduate study opportunities.
  • free to attend – it’s open to students and graduates from all universities.
  • some employers will have immediate vacancies and most are recruiting for next year, making a total of thousands of vacancies.
  • most employers offer internships/placements.
  • this is a unique opportunity to have your questions answered by people on the inside, so go prepared to make the most of it.
  • careers advisers are available for short consultations.
  • CV checking and tutorials – learn quick tips on improving your CV.

Confirmed employers attending include:

  • Aldi
  • Babcock
  • BP
  • BT
  • GlaxoSmithKiline
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Morgan Stanley
  • RAF
  • Standard Life

Remember – entry is FREE! Visit the website for more information.

Naturejobs Careers Expo 2017 – the biggest science focused careers event for PhD students & researchers.


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The Naturejobs Careers Expo is a free event, being held on the 4th of October 2017 at the Business Design Centre, London. This is the largest science focused careers event and conference aimed at PhD students, post docs and early career stage researchers.

Key features of this event include the conference, an exhibition space with exhibitors from leading global scientific organisations ranging from industrial research to academia, practical workshops, and career development opportunities.

  • Meet over 50 national and international employers face-to-face
  • Attend conference talks and engaging workshops throughout the day
  • Network with leading institutions and fellow scientists
  • Benefit from our career development opportunities including one-to-one CV checking
  • Learn how to enhance your employability
  • Maximise your career prospects

Visit the Naturejobs Career Expo website, for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities with Carers Scotland


Carers Scotland is a registered charity and have a dedicated team of volunteers working across the UK to improve services, support carers, campaign, fund raise and raise awareness of caring.

All volunteering is done on an informal basis and there is no expectation for a volunteer to provide a certain amount of hours so it really is a great way to help people and gain some great experience at the same time!

Current opportunities include:

  • Events Volunteer
  • Local Awareness Volunteer
  • Insight Volunteer
  • Social Media Volunteer
  • Online Community Host Volunteer

These opportunities and a lot more are currently being advertised on in the voluntary work category.

They can also be found at


Still looking for a graduate job?


If you recently graduated and are still looking for a graduate job, the Careers Service can help you!

We advertise graduate jobs all year round.

Register or login at to start searching now!

We advertise hundreds of graduate jobs each month so check regularly to avoid missing out!

ScotGEM fees fully funded for the graduate programme



Thinking of applying to the Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine Programme (ScotGEM)? Applicants assessed as Home funded for fee status purposes will have their tuition fees paid for by the Scottish Government.

Click here for further information about tuition fees, the programme and entry requirements.

You will need to sit the GAMSAT in order to be considered for 2018 entry into the Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine Programme (ScotGEM). Standard registration for the GAMSAT closes on Friday 4th August 2017 – 13.00pm. Need some more time? There is also a late registration deadline which is Monday 14th August 2017 – 13.00pm. Please note that there is a £60 late registration fee added on to the cost of the test if you register after the 4th August.

A bursary of £4,000 per year will be made available to students on ScotGEM. For each £4,000 claimed, there will be a commitment to one year of service in NHS Scotland. This is an optional grant, worth £16,000 over the four year course. For further information about the programme and entry requirements click here.

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Generation UK: study & work in China this autumn – apply NOW!




Still unsure what to do after graduation? How about spending a wonderful 8 weeks this autumn in China learning the Chinese language and gaining meaningful work experience that will look fantastic on your CV? With 30 funded places available across two locations, it’s a great chance to get ahead and boost your employability and cross-cultural awareness.

Open to recent graduates from all UK universities, this autumn programme offers a combination of three weeks of intensive Mandarin language study at a leading university, followed by a five-week internship placement in an industry sector of your choice.

Placements are available in:

  • Chengdu
  • Qingdao

Applications are still welcome and the deadline to submit your application is 31 July 2017 at 23:59 PM (BST). Find out more about the programme and how you can apply here .

Student Helpers with The Admissions and Enquiry Service (on campus job!)


The Admissions and Enquiry Service at GCU wish to recruit a team of motivated and organised students to help provide support to their Service over the upcoming Clearing period, and beyond. This role represents an excellent opportunity for any student looking to gain experience in a fast-paced office environment, develop crucial customer service and administrative skills, and to work with prospective students from all over the world.

Full training will be provided to the successful candidates, but we are particularly interested in hearing from any students with prior experience in providing excellent customer service or administrative support, who can enthusiastically promote GCU to new applicants.

We are interested in hearing from students who are available during the period 7-18 August in particular, with possible additional employment opportunities in the weeks beyond as well. At the very least, you must be available on Monday 7th August for training, and then Tuesday 8th August, which will be the busiest day of the Clearing Helpline.

The rate of pay will be £8.45 per hour.

To ask for an application form, please contact Gordon Ford

Completed application forms can then be emailed to or to room H204 (William Harley building).

This job and other part-time on campus jobs are currently being advertised on

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