University of Bath

Careers Service appointments

Find out about the different one-to-one services and appointments the Careers Service offers.

Consulting room sign
Careers Service consulting room for appointments

Information enquiries

If you are looking for information to help with your career planning, our Information Team are the people to ask:

  • No appointment needed
  • Visit the Enquiry Desk in Virgil Building or phone us on 01225 386009 during our opening hours
  • Email careers@bath.ac.uk.
  • Check our careers resources catalogue to explore the information resources we have selected. If you would like help to find what you need, ask the Information Team.

Applications advice

During peak times these 15-minute appointments are available in the Virgil Building:

  • Open to students of any year and University of Bath graduates who are able to attend in person
  • For application form, CV and covering letter feedback only, and you'll need to bring along your draft to show our Applications Adviser
  • Appointments are confidential and take place in a private office
  • Book on MyFuture from 8am the day before the appointment (and see what's scheduled seven days in advance).

Looking for help with a CV?

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Quick Queries

These are 15-minute appointments with our Careers Advisers and are available on most days:

  • Ideal if you are wondering where to start, or you have a specific query. (They can also be used for feedback on your CV but we recommend that you book an Applications advice appointment for this instead.)
  • Appointments are confidential and take place in a private office
  • Appointments at the Virgil Building for students of any year and University of Bath graduates who are able to attend in person
  • Additional appointments on campus for final-year undergraduates, for postgraduates and for disabled students.
  • At peak times the sessions fill up very quickly.
  • If you are not present when your name is called, you will lose your place!
Types Where How to book Good to know
Quick query: for students of any year and University of Bath graduates who are able to attend in person Virgil Building MyFuture Book from 8am on the day of the appointment; and visible 7 days in advance
Engineering final-year and taught postgraduate quick queries On campus MyFuture Book from 8am 14 days in advance; and visible 14 days in advance
Humanities & Social Sciences final-year and taught postgraduate quick queries On campus MyFuture Book from 8am 14 days in advance; and visible 14 days in advance
Science final-year and taught postgraduate quick queries On campus MyFuture Book from 8am 14 days in advance; and visible 14 days in advance
Management final-year quick queries On campus MyFuture Book from 8am 14 days in advance; and visible 14 days in advance
PG Researcher quick queries On campus MyFuture Book from 8am 7 days in advance; and visible 7 days in advance
Quick query plus: for disabled students On campus 01225 386009 or contact Melanie wortham -

Guidance appointments

Guidance appointments are available to students of any year and University of Bath graduates. (Some University staff are also eligible for this service.)

  • This service with our Careers Advisers will help you define what you want from your career, and give guidance on planning your next steps.
  • Appointments can last up to 45 minutes, are confidential and take place in a private office.
  • Undergraduate and taught postgraduate guidance appointments take place at the Virgil Building; research staff and postgraduate research student guidance appointments take place on campus.
  • If you are a student on placement or living elsewhere during vacations, or if you are a Bath graduate now living elsewhere, we offer guidance appointments by telephone and Skype. Please ask for this service when you call.

Booking information

Types Where How to book Good to know
Guidance: for undergraduates and taught postgraduates, and University of Bath graduates Virgil Building 01225 386009 Must be booked at least one working day in advance. Students on placement or living elsewhere during vacations, and Bath graduates now living elsewhere may book for telephone and Skype appointments.
Guidance for research staff and PG research students On campus Staff: contact Anne Cameron; PGRs 01225 386009 Must be booked at least one working day in advance.
Guidance plus: for disabled students On campus 01225 386009 or contact Melanie Wortham Must be booked at least one working day in advance.

Practice interviews with Careers Advisers

Employers interview students for placements, internships and graduate roles in a number of different ways. To give you the best possible preparation, we are able to offer you a practice interview as follows:

  • Face-to-face
  • Telephone
  • Skype.

Booking information

  • Practice interviews take place at the Virgil Building.
  • To book, you must have made an application and have been invited to an interview.
  • Please let us know at the time of booking how you would like to undertake your practice interview: face-to-face, telephone or Skype.
  • You will get a general interview which lasts 30-45 minutes and your adviser will tailor the interview to the occupation and sector of your choice. Please note we are unable to ask technical questions.
  • To book, please come and ask at the Enquiry Desk or ring us on 01225 386009 during our opening hours.
  • Please note that we do not offer practice interviews (including presentation practice) during peak times including October and November; but you can use information resources about interviews including InterviewStream described below.

Practice interviews with InterviewStream video software

We offer you the opportunity to practice interview skills using video interview software. InterviewStream offers you a choice of building your own interview or you can take one of our pre-prepared ones. Find out more about InterviewStream.

Presentation practice

  • Increasingly, employers ask students to deliver a presentation as part of the interview process. You can book a one-to-one appointment to run through your presentation with a careers adviser where we can give you feedback on your presentation structure and delivery.
  • Appointments last 30-45 minutes and are at the Virgil Building.
  • Please make sure you specify you would like presentation practice at the time of booking.
  • To book, please come and ask at the Enquiry Desk or ring us on (01225) 386009 during our opening hours. Please note we are unable to provide access to AV equipment.

Drop-in service for first years and disabled students

This is run weekly on campus during peak times. Drop-ins are advertised in the events programme in MyFuture, and there is no need to book.