Our support offer
We have completely reformed our support for you – to focus on, and foster, more of a partnership. We're confident that whatever careers or enterprise support you need, you'll find it here:
- Engage in personalised, expert careers advice
- Access resources and engage with employers
- Book time with a consultant for conversations about anything career-related or for career coaching
- Receive support with start-up visa applications
- Attend industry events, connect with employers and internships.
Our aim is to equip you with the tools and skills you need to make informed decisions about your future. We offer a collaborative environment, allowing knowledge and opportunities to flow between students and graduates.
We aim to break down the barriers between job seekers and creators, students and staff – making it much easier for you to develop your career management skills, organically.
Booking an appointment
Please reach out to us as soon as possible during your time at Regent’s:
- You can find us in Room 008 in the Tuke Building
- Appointments are 30 minutes and need to be booked via Handshake
- Choose either a virtual (Handshake) or in-person (Tuke 008) appointment.
Types of appointments on Handshake
Descriptions of what each type of appointment looks like are available on Handshake. They include:
- Career conversations
- Entrepreneurship and enterprise
- Placement and internships
- Application feedback – please complete CV/cover letter journeys on Handshake first
- Interview preparation
- Career coaching
Both current students and graduates can book appointments via Handshake. If you have difficulty booking, you can email us instead.
We also operate an open-door policy, which means you can stop by Tuke 008 anytime to ask quick questions about anything careers, enterprise and industry related – including placements and internships.
We might ask you to make an appointment with a specific team member, or point you in the direction of employers, resources and events on the Handshake app.
This year, we're excited to announce that we've partnered with Handshake – our brand new careers platform. In the coming months, we'll be able to offer you even more:
- Careers and enterprise content and resources
- International jobs and placement opportunities
- Networking opportunities with companies of all sizes, as well as start-ups
- Careers and enterprise events and workshops
Handshake also enables you to make appointment bookings with our team directly within the platform, and offers a mobile app for easy access on the go. For the best experience, however, we recommend you access Handshake via your browser on a computer or laptop.
It also offers you the chance to create and build your own profile to personalise the type of content you see, the employers you engage with and the types of job opportunities highlighted to you.
Access Handshake now – or read our short guides below for a helping hand:
Throughout the term, you'll be invited to attend workshops, webinars, employer events and information sessions that cover a wide range of topics, such as:
Applications – CVs, cover letters and statements
Book an appointment with a Career Consultant to receive feedback, once you have completed the CV and cover letter journeys on Handshake and tailored your CV and cover letter to a position description and organisation. This ensures we can provide you with valuable feedback on your customised application.
Discover what to do before, during and after an interview to prepare – able to provide evidence that you fit the organisation, and the role, and follow-up appropriately.
Create a great impression and maximise your chances of performing well in an interview by rehearsing aspects of it first in an appointment.
Please bring the position description with you and research the organisation before you come.
Once you've identified an industry or sector that you are interested in, or if you're required to undertake a placement as part of your course, we can offer career support that's both focused and practical – helping your ambitions become a reality.
We can offer information on placements, internships and volunteering – with summer, part-time and graduate vacancies all accessible for both students and graduates.
Roles are advertised through Handshake.
With the highest percentage of founders of any university in the UK, we’re excited to provide a comprehensive, entrepreneurial offer for students and graduates.
This flagship initiative is known as The Founder’s Programme – a hands-on programme to support students and graduates interested in starting their own enterprise, with tailored guidance, access to live sessions with in-house consultants and guest speakers, mentoring, coaching and experiential boot camps.
Launched in February 2022, the programme is a dynamic, immersive learning experience where students will build the foundations of their start-up with a global team, and get a chance to pitch to investors at the end of the programme – allowing you to network and connect with peers, alumni, industry leaders and start-up founders.
In addition to the programme, we also cater to individual start-up coaching with specific tracks such as Women Entrepreneurs, Family Businesses and Under-represented Groups.
We also focus on building a strong support network of incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and grant based organizations that can help nurture and support student ventures.
Regent’s also offers a dedicated co-working space available on campus with an opportunity to work on your business idea while collaborating and sharing ideas with peers.
If you'd like to use the space, be part of The Founder’s Programme, or get involved with the entrepreneurial community at Regent's please get in touch at [email protected] or book an entrepreneurial appointment.
Regent’s graduates and alumni have access to both in-person and virtual career coaching for life through the Careers, Enterprise and Industry service.
What is Career Coaching?
Coaching is a confidential thinking space which encourages reflection, dialogue, shared insights and thoughts, poses challenges, addresses obstacles and emphasises taking appropriate action.
A coach can help facilitate your career development, focusing on role and organisational success and on personal development.
The coaching relationship is client-centred and seeks solutions-focused outcomes. It is not advice giving – rather, it helps to guide and empower you to manage your own career. Coaches can also help to build your confidence, support you in navigating the market, and securing meaningful work.
To book a career coaching appointment, please register with the Handshake App and choose Career Coaching as your appointment type.
Appointments are 45 minutes -1 hour long and most clients engage for between 1-6 sessions.
If you need additional help or advice, please email us at [email protected].
Regent's Mentoring Programme
Are you looking for professional, industry-specific development, support and guidance? A role model who can help you to develop and manage your career within a certain sector after graduation?
Regent's Mentoring Programme connects you with professional alumni, to help nurture and guide you as you take your next steps.
The programme is open to final-year undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. You'll be paired with an alum (or a friend of Regent’s) who can share their industry experiences to help you gain specific understanding and roles, skills, knowledge, networks, career progression and experience relevant to a particular industry or sector. You'll need to prepare for each meeting and be ready to explore your ideas and any plans you have in mind.
Successful applicants will be introduced to their new mentor via email.
We regularly hold live events, webinars, masterclasses and skills sessions – often with the help of industry experts, including our alumni – for the benefit of students and new graduates.
Our ‘Conversations with’ events offer an opportunity to connect current students with recent and relatable alumni, sharing their journeys, insights and expertise.
Employers will be involved in our workshops and will be invited to hold stand-alone events, both digitally and on-campus. Where possible, employers will be integrated into the curriculum to give you the best chance of connecting with them.
Book events through Handshake.
Where to find us
On campus, you can find us situated in room 008 in the Tuke building.
You will usually find someone there between 09:00-17:00 each day – and they can help with any questions you might have. Please make an appointment beforehand, if possible.