Careers and employability
Studying at the School of Education will begin your journey to your future career. We provide advice, opportunities, support, and guidance, to help you get to where you want to be when you graduate.
How can we support you?
We are here to support you on your career journey with a range of guidance, services and tools.
University of Bristol Careers Service
The University of Bristol Careers Service offers tailored support for SoE students. This means helping you with career planning, work experience, and engaged learning. The Careers Service has a dedicated team who can offer a wealth of support in the form of online videos, resources, and activities, live online group sessions, employer talks, panels and online chat, individual advice and guidance, and Career Ready Course.
Professional Liaison Network
The Professional Liaison Network (PLN), within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, co-ordinates a range of initiatives, connecting students, academics and researchers at the University with external partners.
University of Bristol Mentoring Scheme
The Mentoring Scheme matches first year Education Studies and Psychology in Education students with a professional who’s studied a degree that is the same or similar to yours, and is using this in their current role. Participating in this scheme will:
- Enhance your academic studies
- Help you think about how what you’re learning is being applied in a real-world setting
- Help you make new connections, firstly with your Mentor, and any other opportunities that come from this
- Give you honest insight into what it’s really like to be working in a career that you’re interested in pursuing
Visit the SoE webpage for more information for SoE students interested in participating in the PLN's Mentoring Scheme.
Student and alumni stories
Learn all about current and past School of Education students: why they chose to study at the School of Education, what they thought of their chosen programmes, careers and further study in their university journey, plus tips on how to get the best out of your university experience, and more!
Alumni in focus
Studying at the School of Education opens up a wealth of possiblities in potential future careers and further study. Find out more about some of our SoE alumni
Students from the School of Education come from all over the world and have many different backgrounds. Find out more about them and their journey within the School of Education
Bristol Connects Live: Education Alumni Digital Event recording
In this Digital Event, our alumni volunteers shared their career stories with students and recent graduates. The event was part of our Bristol Connects Live series- our online series of career and professional development events. The session focused on careers within Education and our alumni experts shared their career stories and experiences to inspire students and recent graduates to help them understand more about the sector.
Watch the recording of the session: