Using the Careers Service in person
Many services are available from the Careers Service website, notably:
- browse jobs, such as part-time term-time vacancies advertised by JobShop
- browse and book events
- register for the Bristol PLuS Awards
Welcome Desk & Resources Help Desk
Talk to Welcome Desk staff in the first instance, including for requesting an appointment to talk to a Careers Adviser, to borrow loan items, to purchase Careers Service publications and for all other general queries. Welcome Desk staff will ask you questions about the reason(s) for your visit and may refer you to an information specialist at the Resources Help Desk or offer you an appointment to talk a careers adviser. Please note: The more prepared you are before you talk to an adviser, the more efficient use you can make of the appointment time.
For current Bristol staff and students with particular problems getting to and using the Service (such as part-time, distance & placement users), please contact the Welcome Desk:
- 0117 928 8221 (internal 88221)
The Resources Help Desk is staffed by Information Specialists who can help you locate and exploit resources. For more complex enquiries, we aim to reply to your query within five working days. Response times will vary depending on a number of variables including staff availability and the number of concurrent enquiries.
Contact the Resources Help Desk:
- 0117 928 8237 (internal 88237)
Information Services Team members manage and deliver Welcome Desk and Resources Help Desk services.
Print and electronic resources
Print stock, both reference-only materials and free publications, are on open access.
Subject resources - information about...
- Getting started [classmark scheme 1-8]
- Occupations [classmark scheme A-Z] [green files]
- Further study and funding [classmark scheme 1-8]
- Employers [blue files]
- International work and study [classmark scheme 1-8]
Many books and files are 'reference only', for use in the Careers Service only (except where we have loan copies, identified by a red dot on the spine, which can be borrowed for two days; loan items must be taken to the Welcome Desk for issuing). Disabled students may borrow reference items for an agreed time to use with the assistive technology in the Arts and Social Science Library such as print magnifier, text-to-speech reader, and scanner.
Please visit the Careers Service to pick up free copies of a number of annual publications including:
- Real Prospects Directory
- Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
- TARGETjobs GET (Graduate Employment and Training) directory - TARGETjobs.co.uk also has sections on career sectors and employer insights (reviews on graduate employers)
- Guardian UK 300 top UK graduate employers as voted by students and graduates
- Bristol Guide to Career Planning
- Plus sector/occupational guides for accountancy, banking, engineering, law, management consultancy and science amongst others
We take the Guardian newspaper (Monday to Friday), the Bristol Evening Post (Wednesday only - jobs supplement) and the Times Higher Education. You may also want to explore journals.
- Self-service standalone Careers Catalogue online public access computer
- Eight computers provide University of Bristol students with access to Microsoft applications, email and the web in order to check employer websites, emails, complete online applications etc. The eight computers also provide access to the on-line 'matching' programs Prospects Planner and TARGETjobs Careers Report
- Printer/photocopier connected to the Printer Accounting System
- Study space
- Wireless access
- Water cooler
- Training and consultation rooms
- Resources (PDF, 491 KB) - two-page summary of all resources listed above along with an overview of Careers Service stock, services and facilities
- Careers Service Floorplan (PDF, 122 KB)
Recommend a purchase
Current Bristol staff and students can also contact the Resources Help Desk with suggestions for the purchase of careers related books and other materials; please include author/editor, title, publisher, date of publication, format and price details.
Requesting the Careers Service provides a hyperlink to your website?
The University of Bristol Careers Service receives a very high volume of web link requests on a frequent basis. Consequently, requests are unlikely to be considered unless they are either firmly based on recommendations from current University of Bristol students and staff or if they fill a gap in our resource collection.