A University Careers Consultant regularly visits the department to meet with students.

Careers and employability

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and a strong employment record. Our postgraduates excel in specialist mathematical and computer science fields and across a broad range of other sectors.

We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for.

A rich curriculum enhanced by strong links with industry

A strong emphasis is placed on your personal and professional development with postgraduate degree programmes specially designed to develop academic, personal and professional skills that will prepare you for employment or further study. You will develop the essential skills valued by employers, such as problem-solving, teamwork, decision-making, communication, planning and organising, time management, presentation and leadership.

Strong links across industries provide real examples of situations to be solved logically. We have 3 Met Office professors within climate mathematics and good links with Biosciences and Physics; at Exeter you have the flexibility to choose.

Dedicated careers advice

The Employability Officer is active in developing aspects of our courses and services that improve the employability of our students. Relevant employers visit the College, holding mock interviews and helping you develop your career ideas at an early enough stage to inform your choice of modules and project decisions.

There is also a dedicated Careers Consultant who provides specific services such as careers workshops tailored to careers in Mathematics and support in matters such as applications and job interview skills. The University's Employability and Graduate Development team will help you to write your CV and prepare for interviews.

Personal development

Our students take advantage of the wide range of extra-curricular and personal development opportunities offered by the University, from study abroad to volunteering and playing an active role in student societies.

The Students’ Guild run clubs and societies across a whole range of activities and interests and has one of the most advanced student media networks in the country. Our sports facilities are also amongst the best in the country.

Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme: This scheme employs students as ambassadors to give potential university applicants a student’s view of university life. Ambassadors take part in a variety of activities including: visiting schools and colleges in the South West, giving tours of the campuses to prospective students and their parents, attending Higher Education Fairs, and helping out with University Open Days.

Careers events and initiatives

The Careers Zone run a total of four careers fairs throughout the year and these have been particularly successful in putting major UK employers in touch with Exeter students.

Exeter Award

Many students from the College take part in the Exeter Award and the Exeter Leaders Award. These schemes encourage students to participate in employability related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to their career decision-making skills and success in the employment market.

Further information

You can find out about training opportunities, job vacancies, skills development sessions, careers fairs and much more on the University of Exeter's Career Zone website. Further information is also available on the Careers and your future section of the University’s Undergraduate Study website.