We invest in your future beyond the end of your programme to provide you with the skills to support your future career.

The Business School has its own Student Development Team who work closely with our academic staff, the University's award-winning Careers Service, peer support teams, alumni, and the business community to enhance your university experience from the moment you arrive. Together, we're here to inspire and empower you to be the best you can be and to fully develop your potential.

We have a skills development journey that runs throughout our 4-year programmes. In an increasingly competitive employment environment, we offer many opportunities for you to invest in your own personal and professional development and to gain the skills, experience, and confidence that will ensure you are as well prepared as possible to achieve a satisfying and rewarding future.

Access to peer support, mentoring with our alumni, strengths-based coaching, and student-led group coaching are only a few examples of the types of support available that enable you to be part of a community where you can proactively concentrate on your skills development, according to your own focus and goals.

The Edinburgh Award

With the activities many of you pursue alongside your studies, such as volunteering, part-time work, and getting involved in the University community.

We want to help you use these activities to stand out from the crowd, with the Edinburgh Award — a programme that wraps around these activities and allows you to get official recognition for your involvement.

As part of the Edinburgh Award, we will support you to get the most out of your experiences, to:

  • Increase your self-awareness
  • Make the most of existing strengths and develop new skills and abilities
  • Make an impact whatever situation you are in
  • Confidently sell and demonstrate what you have to offer to employers

In addition to receiving an official certificate, your achievements, and commitment to personal and professional development will be recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report when you graduate.

Many employers expect something extra from today's graduates and the Edinburgh Award helps demonstrate what it is that sets you apart.

My second-year experience has been much more fulfilling and rewarding from participating in the Edinburgh Award for Professional Development...it helps to instil a growth mindset where you are making a commitment to yourself to actively improve on skills you have chosen.
Victoria Pi
MA(Hons) Business and Law

The Careers Service

The University's Careers Service looks to enhance your university experience from the moment you arrive.

Information, Advice and Guidance

  • In person advice at our helpdesk in the Main Library
  • 24 hour advice on our websites and social media including lots of information on business-related careers
  • Careers consultations
  • CV, applications and interviews advice
  • Careers events
  • Job fairs, employer presentations, or job adverts on MyCareerHub

Personal and Professional Development

The Business School works closely with a dedicated careers consultant to develop activities as part of and outside your taught programme to enhance your personal and professional skills. This includes:

  • Workshops to support career planning
  • Tips for making the most of each year
  • Advice on career planning
  • One to one career appointments

MyDevelopmentHub is a database of personal development activities, events, and resources, including access to volunteering opportunities.