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We’re Looking Ahead 

From embedded employability activities within the curriculum, to extracurricular training and events, you’ll have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities to give you a head start in the graduate job market, and to help you really make your mark. 

Local Links 

University Centre Shrewsbury works locally to form specific student opportunities, giving you the chance to further enhance your career prospects by gaining work-related learning. Our relationships with the wider community provide numerous opportunities for placements and volunteer opportunities with a range of small to medium enterprises (SMEs), larger businesses and other stakeholders such as health and education settings and the Police Service. 

Real World Approaches to Learning 

We aim to provide our students with an experience that goes beyond the boundaries of the classroom, which is why studying at UCS offers a whole host of unique opportunities. Our Applied Psychology students have worked with local organisations such as Age UK to solve real world problems, our Musical Theatre students have embarked on trips to the West End and met with musical directors of shows, and our Events and Festivals Management students have worked with Shropshire Festivals organising events in the town. 

Work Based Learning 

Our nationally renowned Work Based Learning module gives you the chance to test-drive a future career, boost your CV and gain real work experience. You’ll get to spend time working in the role, industry or field you’re considering to see if it’s right for you, and you get important ‘on-the-job’ experience that employers want everyone to have, but isn’t always easy to come by. Win-win. 

Extra Support 

Employability lies at the heart of what we offer at University Centre Shrewsbury. In conjunction with the University of Chester, we have a range of extra provisions designed to enhance career possibilities and equip you with the transferable skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. 

  • Workshops, online tutorials, and face-to-face appointments with expert advisers 
  • An online vacancy service, including part-time jobs available while you study 
  • Online and hard copy resources to help with CVs, applications and preparing for interviews 
  • Targeted employability skills development built into the curriculum 
  • Opportunities to engage with local and national employers 
  • Up-to-date information about employers, jobs and postgraduate study 
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