Find out how Careers & Enterprise supports graduates and how you can engage with our current students.
For more information on how you can stay connected with Durham University and the careers support available see the Alumni Handbook 2023. (PDF: 32MB)
To access our support and resources, you'll need to register as a graduate user. You can do this through CareersConnect. Please register with your personal, rather than University email address. If you have any problems with your registration, please contact us.
We offer in-person and online appointments with our Careers Advisers where you can discuss your career plans, get feedback on applications and CVs, assessment centre and interview support, or discuss any other careers related questions you have.
If you would like to make an appointment, please contact us to check availability.
If you're interested in setting up your own business or being self-employed, you can access our specialist start-up support services. This includes start-up coaching sessions, workshops, funding opportunities, competitions, and networking events. Our Durham Venture School programme offers stipends, investment opportunities and mentoring.
As a graduate, you can still attend our programme of on-campus and virtual careers and employer events. You can search and sign up for events on CareersConnect.
Our online resources and digital learning tools provide comprehensive information and e-learning activities to support your career planning and applications, as well as access to vacancies and events.
Through CareersConnect you can:
Our career e-learning platform offers a range of learning pathways and resources including:
Sign up to receive our graduate newsletter designed to keep you informed about careers information, resources, activities, and news about the graduate jobs market. There will also be a selection of graduate vacancies we're currently advertising. We send three newsletters per year. You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.
Our newsletter includes articles from Durham alumni talking about their experiences and career journey. If you'd like to share your experiences in a future bulletin, please email Stephen Nash, with the subject line 'Graduate newsletter'.
To subscribe to the newsletter, please send an email containing only the line: Subscribe ca-graduatevacancylist leaving the subject field blank, to email@example.com.
To unsubscribe, please send an email containing only the line: Unsubscribe ca-graduatevacancylist leaving the subject line blank, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researching the career destinations of recent graduates can be useful for current, and prospective students, helping them make informed choices about what they can do with their degree.
Six months after graduation you'll be contacted by the Careers & Enterprise Centre to complete the Durham Institutional Destination Survey.
Fifteen months after graduation you will be contacted by HESA to ask you to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey. This is a national survey capturing the perspectives and current status of graduates.
Please complete these surveys, to help support current and future students.
If you would like to share your experience and an insight into your career with current students, we welcome offers from alumni wishing to take part in careers events. If your employer would like to recruit Durham students and graduates for work experience, placements, or graduate roles, please get in touch with our Employer Services Team.
If you live in the UK, you can also access careers advice, guidance and information from the following organisations:
You can also try contacting your local university careers service to see if you are able to access their events and recruitment fairs. Our DU Regional Jobs Fact Sheets have information on regional resources and networks.