Taking a gap year

If you are in your final year you might want to consider taking a gap year after graduation. You'll need to plan it properly so you have a productive experience. Our Taking a gap year helpsheet will help you get started with your plans.

If you'd like to discuss a potential gap year please arrange an appointment with a Careers Adviser.

Finding vacancies

The Directory of Charities, Volunteering & Gap Year Opportunities gives details of organisations which regularly run expeditions, voluntary work schemes and gap years. There are also an increasing number of internships which are available to graduates who are taking a gap year before finding a graduate job or taking further study - look on MyFuture or Graduate Talent Pool for some examples.