Employability and skills

We provide many opportunities for students to develop the skills they need to choose and secure a rewarding career:

  • Many of our degrees are professionally accredited by bodies such as the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Health Professions Council (HPC), the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  •  All our courses help to develop employability skills within the curriculum
  •  Many lecturers have professional experience and close relationships with employers
  •  We offer students opportunities to undertake industrial placements, work experience or study abroad and to obtain qualifications such as the CISCO Networking qualification.
  •  We encourage students to get involved in activities such as mentoring, volunteering, leading student societies, and entrepreneurship activities
  •  Students can access services such as myLife - an e-portfolio to showcase their skills to employers

Careers support

Each department has designated staff to help students with careers.  Support is also available from the University's Employability and Careers Centre, which organises a range of events throughout the year, and can offer students professional one-to-one advice and guidance on jobs related to their degree. We offer support each step of the way through focused job searching, making effective applications and preparing for interviews.

Graduate employment

Our graduates go into a variety of jobs and many choose to remain at Essex for further study.  Areas our graduates have found employment in include: computing, web developing, health professions, medical science, management including advertising, marketing and human resources, financial analysis, and teaching.

 

Health@Essex

Health@Essex

We work at a national and international level on health-related education, research and innovation. Our research covers a huge range of issues from breast cancer to human genomics and from independent living to understanding autism.

Research

Research

Our research has an impact around the world. We have around 200 academic staff, publishing about 700-peer reviewed papers and other publications each year, and attracting £10 million in research income.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Studying at Essex offers you the chance to work closely with our world-class researchers. We also offer you excellent research facilities, a wide choice of research areas and high-quality skills training.

Departments

Departments

Our Faculty brings together five schools and departments covering biological sciences, computer science, electronic engineering, health and human sciences, mathematical sciences and psychology.