Careers and employability support for graduates

Support for all graduates

For up to two years after graduation, all Kingston graduates can access the careers and employability support that was available to them while studying. This includes:

  • Access to the Handshake platform where you can find jobs, internships and placements, book workshops and webinars, connect with employers and book appointments.
  • Access to Career Zone you will be able to discover career possibilities, search for jobs, prepare for interviews and optimize your CV.
  • Attend employer events such as Careers Festival where you can learn about different career options and meet employers that want to hire Kingston graduates.
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning for two years after graduation. Please complete this short form, after which you will be invited by email to activate your LinkedIn Learning Alumni account.

Graduate Career Community

Those who are graduating from an undergraduate course this academic year or have graduated from an undergraduate course in the last two years are invited to sign up to the Graduate Career Community.

The Graduate Career Community is a space where graduates can develop their skills, explore career options, hear from a wide collective of employers, learn more about themselves and their professional development and discover what careers may be a great fit for them.

Thinking of postgraduate study?

If you are thinking about doing postgraduate study after your first degree, it is important to find a postgraduate course that is right for you.

You can discuss your postgraduate study options with a Career Adviser, who will also be able to support you with the application process once your decision has been made.

To make an appointment to speak to an adviser, please email us at careers@kingston.ac.uk.

Kingston Alumni

Kingston Alumni

Don't forget that when you graduate from Kingston University you become part of Kingston Alumni, a global community that offers a wide range of benefits.

Graduated more than two years ago?

We are only able to support graduates up to two years after they graduate, if you have graduated over two years ago you can receive support and access resources from the National Careers Service.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

15 months after you graduate you will be contacted in relation to the statutory Graduate Outcomes Survey by email or phone. The Graduate Outcomes Survey is a national survey of all UK university leavers and it lets us know what you're doing after you've graduated.

Taking the survey allows you to reflect on the value your studies have played in your current activities, how this compares to your original plans and how you're using skills you've picked up whilst in education.

We also want to understand the non-traditional routes that graduates are taking following education. Employment isn't the only successful outcome: we want to know what you do, and really understand what you see as fulfilling.

If you have updated your contact details since graduating, please let us know.

Frequently-asked questions

My Handshake access isn't working; how can I get this resolved?

Please email us at handshake@kingston.ac.uk with the subject: Graduate Handshake Access.

How can I find out about my graduation ceremonies or certificates?

All graduate information is available on the Kingston Graduation pages.

I am struggling with my future plans. Can you help me as a recent graduate?

Yes we can, we recommend signing up to the Graduate Career Community, as you will get access to more tailored support and help identifying your needs.

What happens if I need support over two years from graduation?

When you graduate from Kingston University you automatically become part of Kingston Alumni. You will be able to network, keep in touch and continue to develop your skills together with over 200,000 fellow alumni.

Contact the Careers and Employability team

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please contact us via email at careers@kingston.ac.uk 

Careers and Employability Team
Room JG0004
John Galsworthy Building
Penrhyn Road
Kingston
KT1 2EE