From securing volunteering opportunities to connecting with industry, find out how the University of Leeds can help you reach your career goals.

When you study in the UK with a Chevening Scholarship, completing your master’s is just the beginning. UK universities will provide you with the support you need to reach your career goals and stand out to future employers.

""The University of Leeds, which is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, is one such university.

As well as being ranked among the world’s top 75 universities (QS University Rankings, 2024), University of Leeds’ graduates are highly sought after by graduate employers, scoring in the top ten for this category (High Fliers Research, 2023). This is no surprise considering the breadth and depth of career support services the university provides.

From online platforms to in-person seminars, read on to find out about each of the career support services University of Leeds students can take advantage of.

University-level career support

The University of Leeds has an online platform called myCareers, which is a one-stop shop for:

  • booking virtual mock interviews
  • browsing through virtual work experience programmes
  • finding volunteering, mentoring, and placement opportunities in various UK institutions
  • getting instant, personalised, and detailed feedback about students’ curriculum vitae.

""It’s accessible to all registered university students for free.

Chevening Scholar Thandeka, who is currently studying MSc Biodiversity with African field work, learned about two roles through myCareers.

Successful in both, she became a Link to Leeds Ambassador with the International Office and a Faculty Representative with the Faculty of Biological Sciences, providing her with valuable skills to add to her CV.

With these roles, I get to harness my leadership and communication skills through engagements with diverse current and prospective students and university staff. These are important interpersonal skills that align with my career focus on human-wildlife conflict and public participation.


Faculty-level career support

There are 53 Chevening Scholars currently enrolled at the University of Leeds, spread across the university’s seven faculties. Each of these faculties offer unique career enhancement opportunities for their students.

For Chevening Scholar John, who is studying a Master of Public Health International under the Faculty of Medicine and Health, the Nuffield Centre Seminar Series is easily the most impactful career support service.

In a recent Nuffield Seminar, I got to meet Sir Frank Atherton, a University of Leeds alum and current Chief Medical Officer of Wales. At the end of his talk about his forty years of experience in International Public Health, I even got to talk to him shake his hand!



Apart from career talks with industry experts, the University of Leeds faculties also offer their students internships, academic writing support, career planning, networking events, and even international study trips.

This March, John’s classmates will go to Geneva, Switzerland to join workshops and conferences organised by the World Health Organization and other international development organisations.


As a Chevening partner university, the University of Leeds is committed to preparing international scholars for life after graduation, equipping them with the tools, confidence, and connections they need to create a global impact.


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