Undergraduate opportunities

The best possible start

What you do after you leave us is as important to us as what you do while you're here. That's why we work with employers to help you get the best possible start. Our degrees are designed to help you along your career path - and there are opportunities inside and outside your course that will help you stand out in the market place.

Our graduates have gone on to great things, whether that is creating stunning video games for Xbox, running a tasting room at a prestigious wine farm in South Africa or starting their own business.

Video: Christina Vassell

Our Joint Honours student Christina Vassell has been helped by our Careers and Employability Service to find opportunities inside and outside of the University.

Vlogger Christina Vassell talks about her employability experiences

View Christina Vassell's employability experiences video transcript

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Volunteer Futures Award

Get recognition for your volunteering. The Volunteer Futures Award helps you make the most of your experience, reflect on the skills you develop and understand the relevance to future employment opportunities.

Find out more about the Volunteer Futures AwardFind out more about the Volunteer Futures Award

Our three-year promise

You’ve done it! You’ve got the work experience from part-time jobs and placements, you’ve honed your CV, practised for your interviews and you’re ready to graduate. But don’t worry if you haven’t found that perfect job yet. We are committed to staying with you for three years after you graduate, supporting you, guiding you and helping you get that job that’s ideal for you.

Employability and Enterprise Hub

This facility at our Kedleston Road site enables you to:

Employers use the hub to interview and talent-spot students, so it’s somewhere to get yourself noticed.

Get your business idea off the ground

If you are interested in starting your own business, we can offer you a range of support:

Go Places Go Further

Study or work abroad

Spread your wings and give yourself a head start in today's global jobs market with our study or work abroad opportunities.

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Book your Open Day

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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