Appointments with Advisers

Making an appointment with a Careers Adviser

Our online appointment booking system is only available for students currently registered at Swansea University.  However, we do also provide services for our alumni, and further details can be found on our services for graduates page.   If you are a student or graduate of another university, please contact your own institution, or you could also contact Careers Wales if you are resident in Wales.

You can discuss any careers topic with an Adviser, but to get the most out of an appointment you will need do some preparation beforehand.  For example, this might be writing a draft of your CV or looking up some relevant information using, say, this site or the Graduate Prospects website at http://www.prospects.ac.uk.  Both sites are excellent starting points for help with  exploring types of jobs, getting work experience, writing CVs and lots more. 

Mock interview sessions:  If you have a job interview lined up and would like to book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser you should call at the Careers Helpdesk or telephone 01792 513266.  Please give us as much notice as possible because there is a high demand for this service.  We aim to provide an hour (you need an hour) for a mock interview, but occasionally it may be necessary to do the interview and feedback as two separate appointments, depending upon general demand for appointments at the time. 

Information for students about booking appointments:

Please use our online system to register yourself for booking an appointment with an Adviser.  Here's how to book an appointment once you have registered:-

  • Log in.
  • Click on "Events calendar" in the menu on the left-hand side; this displays events occurring today.
  • Choose the event that you wish to book, and then clock on the "Book" symbol on the right-hand side.  In the case of a Careers Adviser appointment, this will list the times available - choose the time that suits you and click on "Book event".

If you are unable to do this you can telephone our Helpdesk on 01792 513266, or call in at Careers and Employability, but you MUST be registered onto the system before we can make an appointment for you.

If you are unable to attend an appointment it is essential that you cancel it as soon as possible, either through the online system or by telephoning 01792 513266, so that the time can be allocated to someone else who needs it. This is particularly important at the moment because the Careers and Employability Service is currently experiencing a shortage of staff which, of course, means fewer appointments are available. If you fail to attend an appointment on more than two occasions without letting us know, then we regret that we will not be able to offer you any further appointments with a Careers Adviser for the foreseeable future.

Appointments are available specifically so that students and graduates can have a discussion with an adviser at short notice.  They are for 20 minutes, are available Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 3.40 pm and are bookable for the same day/next day.  You should therefore be able to see an adviser within 24 hours. 

Please bear in mind the time, but you can book as many additional appointments as you need.  If appropriate, the adviser may arrange a longer guidance consultation for you.

Special circumstances:  If you are travelling from outside Swansea, or have special circumstances (eg if you have a disability, are a part-time student or are a first year student thinking about changing your course), please tell the receptionist who will make any necessary specific arrangements.

Remember, if you are a student registered at Swansea University you can also get online help with Careers questions through our e-guidance system.