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Careers Service help and support

The Careers Service is currently operating remotely and is likely to remain that way for some time. You can contact us with any queries at We'll aim to respond to queries within one working day.

All Careers Adviser appointments are taking place using Microsoft Teams - you can book an appointment on Handshake.

All our Michaelmas 2021 events and fairs have moved to a virtual format within Handshake.

All our hardcopy publications that are usually available for collecting are now available in digital formats including our popular CVs & Applications for Undergraduates and Masters students and CVs & Cover Letters for PhDs and Postdocs and also the complete range of commercial Graduate employer publications.

How to manage the impact of COVID-19 on recruitment

With just about all conventional recruiting activities operating remotely currently, activities such as attending events and presentations and interview and assessment centres, we've compiled a blog on succeeding when interacting with recruiters in a virtual world.

We know that many of you will be anxious about how COVID-19 could affect getting work experience and your career opportunities. Read our useful blog post about Coping with careers in light of COVID-19. The application process itself can be specifically demanding and a further blog offers useful insights into supporting your mental wellbeing whilst making what might be a series of applications.

The Careers Service has put together a short video which shares some of the ways in which COVID-19 has affected the academic sector and job market and may continue to do so well into 2021.

Cambridge University

The University is continually monitoring latest Public Health England and government advice about the virus - they have put some pages together which contain advice for students, offer holders and prospective students at the University and Colleges on COVID-19.