Helping your career

We understand that you're probably doing your course to improve your career prospects, so we focus on building your employability from day one

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, such as the Institute of Engineering Designers or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

This means that you can be sure you're learning the knowledge and practical skills that employers are looking for, and you'll have a recognised qualification when you finish.

Visit our Career Development Centre for more information on choosing your career, looking for jobs and other employment options.

Professional qualifications

You'll be able to do professional qualifications during some of our courses. For example, if you study outdoor recreation you can do the National Governing Body awards in mountain leader training, rock climbing and canoeing while you're working towards your degree.

We have close links with employers in many industries, so you'll be kept up to date with what's going on, go on work placements with them and build up good contacts to help you find a job.

Be your own boss

If you want to start your own business, either during your course or after you've graduated, we can help you.

If you choose to use one of our business incubation units, we'll offer you a reasonable rent and a range of business support services, to help you on the way to becoming an established business.

Each year we organise exciting competitions, such as Business Quest, to help you to develop your business and enterprise skills.


Huw Davies, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology talks about the importance of placement opportunities and the emphasis on employability in the Faculty's courses.