Graduate Support



As a graduate of this University and it’s franchise colleges, you still have access to free careers support from the Careers & Employability Service and continued use of Unilife Connect.

Leaving this summer? The good news is you don’t have to do anything as you can still access this support through your student email account for 4 months. After that time we will contact you to set up your graduate registration.

Careers advice and application support
Available for 3 years after leaving university.

One to One career advice

You can book a face to face, Skype or telephone appointment with a Careers Adviser and/or receive advice using the Ask a Question service.

Jobs and opportunities
Unrestricted access

Graduate jobs Search vacancies on Unilife Connect posted by employers targeting USW graduates and access the subscription service GoinGlobal. We will keep you up to date too – sign up for the weekly alert. Job searching using Unilife Connect

Jobs by email Jobs by Email
Receive a weekly email with the most recent jobs. Click here

Careers presentations and employer events
Always welcome

Careers Events

You are welcome to continue to attend the recruitment, employer and professional development events we hold throughout the year. View our events programme

Employability tools and resources
Unrestricted access

Employability Tools You will continue to have exclusive access to useful tools that will help you with your job search, such as CV Builder and Interview Simulator, career development including improving workplace skills and other great careers resources.

Stay connected and informed!

Graduate Placement Schemes

STEP – Ranging from engineering and communications to the creative industries and global sports brands, the programme is delivered by a dedicated network of experienced partners including universities, business support and training providers.

Graduate Talent Pool – Graduate Talent Pool is designed to help new and recent graduates gain real work experience. It makes finding, applying for and starting an internship as easy as possible. Placements mainly based in England.

Graduate Advantage – West Midland – is a graduate recruitment specialist delivering industry-specific paid opportunities to support graduates who have a West Midland address, either home or university.

Careers Online Resources

There is lots of information and advice on our website that can help you make a start – including links related to your subject, postgraduate study, self employment and working abroad.

Graduate Recruitment Fairs across the UK

Search fairs going on near you. A graduate careers fair is one of the few opportunities you will have to meet face-to-face employees from large, multinational organisations and to ask questions about what it is to work there – What to ask at a Careers Fair

Additional Information

Graduate Success
Read or listen to past graduates from across the UK and learn from them in the context of your own situation. Stories and clips are themed to make them easier to follow and we hope that these will interest, motivate and inspire you.

Employment Rights
Everyone at work, including all agency workers, enjoys rights from their first day of work. Understanding your rights may help avoid any later problems.

The Job Academy
See how a team of experts, headed up by career guru Aimee Bateman, turn 5 struggling candidates into lean job seeking machines. And all the expert advice is online here for you too.

Graduate Jobsearch
Vacancies for graduates and final year students have deadlines throughout the year.

Luminate
New online resource for student and graduate labour market information.

When you’ve completed your course at USW you can continue to use Unilife Connect and access jobs, events, appointments and more. You will also be able to manage your graduate account within Unilife Connect, including changing your email address.

When the course ends and the next 120 days

Your student account will remain active for 120 days after you complete your course and during this time you will need to continue to use this to log into Unilife Connect.

After 120 days

After 120 days your student account will expire and you will receive an automated email to the personal email address you listed with the University from Unilife Connect informing you that your account status has changed to Graduate and how to log in.

Update your details Are your email contact details up to date?
To ensure continual access to Unilife Connect after your student email account closes you will need to update your contact details before you leave!
You can update this information here


What to do if you haven’t received an email after 120 days

Go to Unilife Connect

Click on Graduate

Your login username is still your student number.

Do not know your password or your student number?
Use the Reset your Password link. Please note you will need to use a personal email address you have listed with the university.

Do not remember the email address you have listed with the university?
Click on reset your password link and then the Forgotten your details link. It may take a few days for your request to be processed as this is done by a human who will check your details – the more information you can give the better.

Did you graduate prior to 13/14?
You will need to complete the Graduate registration form via the new user link. You will need to include your student number so we can verify your account. If you can not remember your student number, please put in the course name you studied on in the student number field. A member of the team will then review your request and approve this within 3 working days.

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey capturing information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies. All graduates who completed a course will be asked to take part in the survey, in order to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development. Your responses will also help your university or college to evaluate and promote their courses.

The survey is also of national significance as it allows policy makers, charities, journalists, researchers and others to understand the higher education sector and the state of the graduate labour market.

The survey is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, who have published more information for students as well as guidance on how your contact details will be used. 

We would really appreciate it if you would take part in the survey and would like to thank you in advance for taking part in the survey.

Further information is also available here

Update your details Are your contact details up to date?
So that we can keep in touch with you after your student email account has been closed.
You can update your contact details while you are still a student here, or if you have already graduated here.

Available to:
  • Graduates from the University of South Wales
  • Graduates from the University of Glamorgan
  • Graduates from the University of Wales, Newport
  • Graduates from USW Partner Colleges

Free support is available up to three years after graduation date.

You are entitled to a maximum of ten career related interventions* over the three year period. Remember you can continue to access the information and vacancies on our website and social media accounts, there are no restrictions regarding their use for graduates.

If you are no longer eligible for the services above, Careers Wales and the National Careers Service in England offer free careers advice and job search support for adults.

*Career related interventions are defined as ‘face to face’ appointments, Skype, telephone appointments and e-guidance queries.


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