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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

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. With current Covid-secure arrangements, we are unable to offer as many appointments as in previous years. Therefore at peak times we restrict the number of appointments you can have and available appointments can fill up very quickly. We appreciate that this may be disappointing to you, and ask you to bear with us.

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 (paper copies can not be accepted in face-to-face appointments).
  • Appointments take place remotely. You can choose between a telephone or a Teams call when you book online.
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • The only way to get feedback. We don't offer a feedback service via email.
  • Book from 8am, seven days in advance. At peak times appointments will fill up very quickly.

Book a CV and Applications Advice on MyFuture

If remote appointments are problematic for you, please email careers@bath.ac.uk to discuss face-to-face options, although please note that we have a very limited capacity for this.

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 remotely. You can choose between a telephone or a Teams call when you book online.
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • Appointments are for students of any year and University of Bath graduates.
  • Book from 8am, seven days in advance. At peak times the sessions will fill up very quickly.

Book an appointment on MyFuture

If remote appointments are problematic for you, please email careers@bath.ac.uk to discuss face-to-face options, although please note that we have a very limited capacity for this.

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

Additional appointments for Finalist and PGT students

We are able to offer additional 20 minute CV and Application Advice appointments and additional 20 minute Careers Appointments to Final Year and PGT students.

  • Careers Appointments can take place remotely (via telephone or Teams) or face-to-face. You can choose which format you prefer when booking online.
  • CV and Application Advice appointments are only available as remote appointments (via telephone or Teams).
  • These appointments can cover all of the same topics, queries and areas as mainstream CV and Application Advice appointments and Careers Appointments (see above for examples).
  • Appointments are confidential.
  • Book from 8am, seven days in advance. At peak times the sessions will fill up very quickly.

Book an appointment on MyFuture

Remember that Final Year and PGT students can also book mainstream CV and Application Advice appointments and Careers Appointments.

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 can take place remotely (via telephone or Teams) or face-to-face. Remote appointments can be booked online. To arrange a face-to-face appointment email careersplus@bath.ac.uk.
  • 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 the university about your disability, either book online via MyFuture from 8am, seven days in advance or email careers-plus@bath.ac.uk for help with booking.

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

For a face to face appointment email careers-plus@bath.ac.uk to book an appointment.

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.

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.

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.

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).
  • 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 and ask your adviser to pose some generic interview questions. These will not be tailored.
  • In Semester 1 practice interviews will be unavailable.

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.

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

Rooms for telephone or video interviews

Due to the pandemic we cannot offer any rooms for video and telephone interviews at the moment.

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