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Giving students a helping hand

6 December 2006

Over 600 Bristol graduates have now signed up to the Careers Network run by the University's Careers Service, giving current students an invaluable helping hand with their careers.

Over 600 Bristol alumni have now signed up to the Careers Network run by the University's Careers Service, giving current students an invaluable helping hand with their careers.

The online networking scheme gives current students access to Bristol alumni who are studying, researching and working in dozens of different fields. 

Lesley Castens from the Careers Service said: 'Since we launched the scheme in June 2005, 166 graduates have been contacted by 544 students. We are always interested to hear any thoughts or anecdotes regarding the scheme – positive or negative – as this provides useful feedback and examples of good practice for the students.'

She also encouraged others to join up. 'Your email address and other personal contact details are not initially displayed and students contact you via our system. Students are limited to one email enquiry per day to avoid a 'blanket' approach. Subsequent correspondence is then up to you. As you can see from the statistics above, some members have been contacted by a number of students and others haven't yet been contacted. If at any time you wish to be removed from the list, permanently or temporarily, we will do so immediately.'

If you would like to help current students in this way, you can submit your details at www.bristol.ac.uk/cas/contacts/reg/graduate. You can find out more about the scheme at www.bristol.ac.uk/careers/network.