Careers and further study

Are you looking to progress in your current profession? Or would you like to start a new career? A degree from the University of Bristol enables graduates to access a broad range of careers and further study.

Career options

If you are unsure about where your chosen degree can take you, have a look at our career options pages. You will be able to search by course and find information about our graduate destinations, including examples of employers and occupations.

Careers service support for mature students

Careers Service 

Our inspiring Careers Service is here to offer support to students throughout their degree and up to three years after they graduate. If you are considering university to improve your career prospects, we recommend visiting the Careers Service as soon as your course starts.

Flying Start

As a Mature Student you will be invited to sign up to the Flying Start careers support newsletter. You will receive weekly updates about careers opportunities, events and internships all aimed at supporting our widening participation students.


Our Careers Service offers tailored support to students, from individual appointments and live chat to support with CV building and interview techniques. Once you are a student at the University, you will have your own mycareer account which will give you access to a range of services, including careers events and resources, employer information and employment opportunities. 

Further study

If one degree is not enough, our Careers Service are on hand to help you explore options for further study with information about the different study options available and advice on writing personal statements and applications. 

Bristol Mentors - Alumni Mentoring Programme

As a mature student you are invited to apply for an alumni mentor. Bristol Mentors is a programme that matches successful applicants with a mentor who will guide and support each student throughout the academic year. Mentors can provide a unique perspective with their knowledge and experience. They are a great sounding board for your ideas and plans. Our mentors are positive, enthusiastic and committed to giving up their time to help current students. They can help you to gain access to networks you might not otherwise be able to reach. 

Bristol Mentors is now closed for applications and will re-open in Spring 2022. For more information on mentoring contact us on 
External careers support 

 More general careers information, advice and guidance can be obtained from: 

'71% of graduate jobs don’t ask for specific degree subjects'

The AGR Annual Survey 2015

Contact us

Prospective student queries:

Tel: +44 (0)117 394 1048

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