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Careers Service appointments

Find out about the different appointments the Careers Service offers.

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Careers Service consulting room for appointments

What's on offer

Appointment update: For the latest news on how the Careers Service is operating please see our Update page. Find out the latest on our update page

We offer a range of different appointments, which are listed below. Use this information to make sure you're booking the right kind of appointment. We have included guides on what you can expect to happen during your appointment and how to prepare for it, so that you get the most out your appointment.

If you're not sure which kind of appointment you need

If you are unsure:

Please note that individual appointments are in high demand. In October and November, in particular, we experience a large volume of requests for 1:1 appointments. We make every effort to prioritise student-facing work such as appointments and workshops or talks at this time. However, there are sometimes not enough appointments to meet demand. We appreciate that this can be frustrating. In addition to our appointments, we have greatly increased the number and range of online resources available to you, including workshops, recorded webinars, our blog, Get Started Guides and a new interview preparation tool, eCareersGrad. You can find all of these and more on MyFuture.

CV and Applications Advice appointments

These are 20-minute appointments with Applications Advisers.

  • Open to students of any year and University of Bath graduates.
  • For feedback on an application form, CV, cover letter, LinkedIn profile or personal statement. This can be for employment or further study.
  • You'll need to upload the document you'd like feedback on when you book (currently paper copies cannot be accepted in face-to-face appointments).
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book online.
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • The only way to get feedback. We don't offer a feedback service via email.
  • Book from 12am, seven days in advance. At peak times appointments will fill up very quickly.

Book a CV and Applications Advice on MyFuture

Prepare for your appointment

We recommend you read our guide on how to get the most out of your appointment. Go to How to get the most out of your CV and Applications Advice appointment.

Other sources of CV, cover letter and application form help

You can also:

Careers Appointments

These are 20-minute appointments with Careers Advisers.

  • Ideal if you are wondering where to start, or you have a specific query. For example, job search, career options or interview preparation.
  • Not for CV or application feedback - for these you need a CV and Applications Advice appointment.
  • Book a Careers Appointment if you need to complete the Careers Service sign-off part of a Discretionary Internship Bursary application. A Careers Adviser will talk through your plans with you before completing this part of the form. We cannot complete forms sent to us via email.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book online.
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • Appointments are for students of any year and University of Bath graduates.
  • Book from 12am, seven days in advance. At peak times the appointments will fill up very quickly.

Book an appointment on MyFuture

Getting the most out of your appointment

We recommend you read our guide before you book to help you get the most of your appointment.

Go to What to expect from a Careers Service appointment and how to prepare

Careers Plus appointments for students with disabilities

These are 20-minute appointments with Careers Advisers who have experience supporting disabled students.

  • For support with informing employers about (disclosing) a disability.
  • For advice on identifying and requesting reasonable adjustments in the application process.
  • Ongoing careers support from Careers Advisers throughout your degree and after graduation.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book.
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • Appointments are for any student or graduate with a disability or long-term health condition, including mental health, long term chronic illness, physical or sensory, or a specific learning disability such as dyslexia.

If you have already informed the university about your disability, either book online via MyFuture from 12am, seven days in advance or email careers-plus@bath.ac.uk for help with booking.

You can book three appointments per semester online, but we can offer more appointments on request via careers-plus@bath.ac.uk.

If you have not informed the university about your disability email careers-plus@bath.ac.uk and we can book you in directly.

Remember that students with disabilities can also book CV and Application Advice appointments and mainstream Careers Appointments.

Find out about the additional support we offer disabled students

Read more about our careers help for disabled students.

Careers Student Retention and Success appointments

These are 20 minute appointments with a named Careers Adviser to support students who are carers, care-leavers, refugees or estranged from their families.

  • Appointments are available by referral from the Student Retention & Success Team.
  • Following a referral, appointments can be booked directly with your named Careers Adviser.
  • Students can use these appointments for support with any careers-related matter.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you make the booking with your adviser.

For more information, email careers@bath.ac.uk or email studentservices@bath.ac.uk.

Remember that students in these groups can also book CV and Application Advice appointments and mainstream Careers Appointments.

Careers Guidance appointments

Careers Guidance appointments are available by referral only. For example, after attending a Careers Appointment or CV and Applications Advice appointment.

They are open to students of any year and University of Bath graduates.

  • 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 and are confidential.
  • Careers Guidance Plus appointments (45 minutes) are available for students with disabilities who have been referred from a Careers Plus appointment.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book.

Booking information

  • If you have been referred to a guidance appointment the adviser will book you an appointment at a mutually agreed time.

Practice interviews

These are 30 minute appointments with Careers Advisers or Applications Advisers, tailored to an upcoming interview. Employers interview students for placements, internships and graduate roles in a number of different ways. Practice Interview appointments give you the best possible preparation.

Please note that you can have maximum of one practice interview per semester.

Booking information

  • To book, you must have made an application and have been invited to an interview (you will be asked to supply details when booking, this will include a screenshot of the job advert, a job description/person specification as well as your CV).
  • You will get a general interview 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 email careers@bath.ac.uk.
  • We have limited capacity for Practice Interview appointments. If you are not able to book one, you may book a Careers Appointment instead and ask your adviser to pose some generic interview questions. These will not be tailored.
  • Appointments take place in person and remotely. You can choose between a telephone call, Teams call or in-person appointment when you book.
  • During peak times practice interviews with Careers Advisers may not be available. Keep an eye on the Events listing in MyFuture for other options.

Practice interviews with GraduatesFirst software

We offer you the opportunity to practice interview skills using video interview software.

Find out more about GraduatesFirst

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.
  • Please make sure you specify you would like presentation practice at the time of booking.
  • To book, please email careers@bath.ac.uk and specify whether you want a remote or in-person appointment.

Please note we are unable to provide access to AV equipment.

Rooms for telephone or video interviews

We have two rooms available for telephone or video interviews in the Virgil Building.

These rooms each have a PC and a webcam. You can also use the space with your own phone and laptop with a camera.

All bookings must commence within our opening hours (9.30am to 4.30pm) with no bookings beyond 4.30pm.

You can book a room by emailing careers@bath.ac.uk.

Research staff

Research staff have their own tailored careers support and appointments.

Find out more on our researcher pages

Other staff members

Some other University staff members are also eligible for our services.

Find out more on our page for staff

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.