Your Future Plan
At University of Gloucestershire, we’ll help you bring Your Future Plan to life. We provide a range of career-boosting services to all students at UoG – many of which are still available after you graduate.
We’re here for world changers – and career starters
The Your Future Plan team provides a range of career services, helping you to gain workplace experience, build confidence and graduate career-ready.
Feel prepared for your future career with help from our Career Studio and professional mentoring.
Our student-facing, student-led Career Studios are the perfect place to chat with a Career Coach to discuss any career, placement, or job-hunting questions.
Available in person or online, our Career Coaches can point you toward useful resources, help you work out what you want to do and how to get there and offer practical advice on your CV and applications.
As students themselves, our Career Coaches understand what it’s like to juggle student life with thinking about your future.
Students rated their Career Studio experience as 9.6 out of 10
*Based on a feedback survey, rated on a scale of 1 – 10. Total of 150 responses from 2022 to 2024.
“The careers service here have a wealth of knowledge and advice! To all students, I would definitely say to start thinking about potential options sooner rather than later to utilise the resources at University of Gloucestershire.”
Amelia Whittle, History student
Part-time work with Unitemps
Our in-house Unitemps team is here to help you find paid, part-time work alongside your studies.
There are lots of benefits of engaging with Unitemps, including the chance to build professional contacts and skills, and of course, earn money to support you.
This is just one of the ways the University is supporting students with cost of living challenges.
We are ranked in the top 20 for career prospects in the UK according to the Whatuni student Choice Awards 2023.
Though we want to empower all students to create their own careers, we don’t expect you to do it alone.
Our professional mentoring programme matches students with a mentor who can offer invaluable insights into the world of work and build career confidence.
Not all mentors will be from industries directly relevant to your course – and we think that’s a good thing.
Our previous mentees hugely valued the guidance of their mentors, and many had their eyes opened to whole new career possibilities.
Before the programme, 46% of students who registered felt confident identifying and presenting their skills and strengths. After the programme, this percentage increased to 86%
Before the programme, 31% of students who registered felt clear about the next steps on their career plan. After the programme, this went up to 82%
Career confidence and employer events
Throughout the year we put on a number of events designed to boost your confidence and put you in touch with employers.
Whether it’s an informal ‘meet the employer’ drop-in at the Career Studio, or a networking event linked to your School we encourage all students to sign up and get involved.
You just never know what you might learn or who you might meet – and where that might take you.
You’ll have access to…
- A team of trained Career Coaches
- In-curricular employability experts
- 24/7 online tools and support
- Graduate, placement and volunteering opportunities
- Paid part-time work opportunities
- Local and national employers
- Career Studios in Cheltenham and Gloucester
- A professional mentoring programme
- Tools to create your very own future plan
Are you an employer? Find out more about working with University of Gloucestershire.
You can get in touch with the Your Future Plan team using the options below.