FINAL YEAR STUDENT?GRADUATING SOON? BE PREPARED!

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Keep your contact details up to date

We would love to stay in touch to keep you updated with all the benefits and services you receive as a graduate. Before you leave simply click on ‘my student details’ in the Student Hub and ensure we have your up-to-date contact information.

 

Save your important files and emails

One year after your course ends your email account and One Drive will be disabled and your access to Blackboard will cease. Therefore, it is very important to act now. Update any subscriptions, move all your contacts, forward any important emails, save all your course notes, essays, dissertations, module books and handouts elsewhere - all of this could be useful for future reference. Once it’s gone we can’t retrieve your account! You can now register for FREE continued access to PebblePad by creating an Alumni Account from the PebblePad menu.  You can then take all its contents with you and continue to use it and add to it over the years.

 

Join the Cumbria Network

The Cumbria Network is a mentoring and networking platform and one-stop place to keep you connected to Cumbria and each other. Your alumni network can be extremely powerful and useful, make a start on building those connections. They may be your classmate today, but in ten years’ time, they may be the CEO of that company you are desperate to work for! Search the alumni directory, network with new people, seek a mentor, find your dream job…We are excited to see you there.

 

Activate your graduate account on My Career Enriched

Once your course has finished you will receive an email to convert your student account. Do this to keep up to date with the latest vacancies, career events and opportunities.

 

Keep calm and make a plan

Not sure what to do next? My Cumbria has a huge amount of resources from finding out about your employment rights to starting your own business. Get help with applications, CV’s and much more or book a careers interview – help is available for up to 3 years after you graduate.

 

Consider postgraduate study

Postgraduate study gives you the opportunity to specialise in the field you are passionate about, advance your knowledge, enhance your career prospects and help you stand out from the crowd. Alumni could receive up to 20% discount on our postgraduate study courses. For further details, contact enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Keep learning

You have access to over 17,000 online courses via LinkedIn Learning for one year after you graduate.

 

Moving on from university life can be exciting and also challenging

Seek advice if you are finding life tough – mind.org.uk is a good starting point.

 

Let your friends know what they mean to you

Your university days will be amongst the best of your life, and the friendships you made here could last a lifetime. Once you graduate, move away and start your career, life can have a habit of getting in the way. Treasure your friendships and keep in touch with each other!

 

Look out for the Graduate Outcomes Survey

This annual social survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development. You will be contacted by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) 15 months from your completion date asking you to complete the survey.

 

You are part of the University of Cumbria for life as a member of the Alumni Association, keeping you in touch with Cumbria and each other.