Some questions may be best answered face-to-face at a Careers Clinic in a ten minute session with a careers adviser. Normally clinics run between 10am - 12 noon, or 2pm - 4pm each day throughout term time. No appointment is necessary as careers clinics are organised on a first come, first served basis. Times may vary however, so please do check before travelling. If you feel you need a longer discussion you can make an appointment by visiting the Careers Centre in M015 (George Moore Building) or visiting the Base.
We do not offer this service. As reading documents such as CVs or personal statements generally leads to further discussion about content, structure and layout, it is best done face to face. You can bring your CV, application form, personal statement or letter to a Careers Clinic session - check the clinic timetable in room M015 (or on this website!) before you come, and please remember to bring a paper copy of your document. Alternatively you may prefer a longer interview. You can make appointments in person at the Careers Centre, at the Base or by telephoning 0141 273 1000.
You will find our selection of Careers Service leaflets in the resources section of our website. Before your meeting with a careers adviser, you might like to read through the relevant leaflet on covering letters, application or CVs. For more information you could also read the AGCAS Scotland guide to writing a CV (part of the SORTED series) and the Graduate Prospects guide to writing a CV.
We do not offer this service. The Admissions Service at GCU can verify your qualifications in terms of UCAS points. You can contact them on 0141 331 3334, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can order a copy of the university prospectus by calling 0141 331 3000. Or go to the Academic Schools pages to find out about specific courses. For more information you should email the course contact.
Please contact the Base to check your eligibility before contacting the Careers Service.
The UCAS points tariff is a way of fairly comparing different types of qualifications, usually for entry to Higher Education. Some large graduate recruiters use it to gather information about your school performance. This information is used as recruitment criteria alongside your degree classification. Not all recruiters use the tariff.
You can calculate your points on the UCAS website in their UCAS Tariff pages. If you have an individual query you should contact the UCAS Qualifications Hotline on:
Tel: 01242 544900
If you do not have the UCAS points required for a job, you can still apply. You may have other relevant qualifications so it is acceptable to contact the employer for advice.
Generally speaking, if a student has the ability to complete an Honours degree it is advisable to do so as this can widen and increase your employment options. Many but not all graduate recruiters ask for a 2.1 Honours pass (second class upper division) for entry to their graduate training programmes. Other, often smaller, graduate recruiters will consider applicants without an Honours degree.
It depends which job sector you join. Different people take different routes - some join smaller firms, gain experience and move on to more senior jobs. Here, the key factor in how you progress is the hard work and drive you put into your career. Remember, some jobs and postgraduate courses use the phrases 'normally an Honours degree' or 'Honours preferred'. This language indicates they are willing to look at your overall profile rather than just academic qualifications. Ultimately the value of an Honours year really depends on a student’s individual circumstances, ability and career choice. You may find the this info on Prospects useful in considering your options.