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Graduate and alumni careers support

As a graduate of St Mary’s University, you can use and benefit from continued support and guidance from the Careers Service indefinitely after graduation. You will also have access to our alumni careers system Target Connect, where you can:

  • Book an appointment to speak with a qualified Careers Consultant
  • View university events you can attend
  • Search and apply for jobs

To access Target Connect, please register online.

If you already have a username and password, please login to Target Connect, but if you have any issues or queries in using this system, please contact careers@stmarys.ac.uk or 020 8240 4055.

Progression week: #GRADFIT – get future ready

Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017

Progression Week at St Mary’s University is all about what happens after you graduate.

Should you search and apply for a graduate scheme? Apply to study a postgraduate degree at St Mary’s? Work abroad or maybe you’re not sure yet? Progression Week will give you the information and guidance you need on making a decision that’s right for you. 

Even if you graduated a few years ago, you can still come back to attend any of the Progression Week events listed below. 

Progression week events


Careers Show

Date: Monday 27th November 2017
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Tennis Hall

Our biggest Show yet, featuring: Civil Service Fast Stream, Mash Media, NGDP (Councils graduate programme), Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Met Police, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, CEB Global, Faith in Politics, and many more.

Why should you come?

  • ALL employers have graduate level jobs, as well as other opportunities
  • Employers for all degree subjects
  • Essential for final year students
  • Opportunity to network with top graduate employers
  • LinkedIn Surgery with professional photographer
  • Develop existing skills and knowledge
  • CV Clinic
  • Find relevant work experience and internships
  • Freebies and competitions
  • Speak to organisations who could be your employer in the futrue

If you would like a Careers Consultant to look over your CV, help you with an application, or help you prepare for the event, then please book an appointment via  CareerConnect​.

Confirmed employers attending...

Postgraduate Open Evening

Date: Wednesday 29th November
Time: 4-7pm
Location: Tennis Hall

The Postgraduate Open Evening is a great opportunity to chat with us and find out more about what you could study on one of the University’s postgraduate degree programmes.

The evening will include information about:

  • Flexible study options
  • The application process
  • Government postgraduate loan and other ways to fund your postgraduate degree

If you would like to attend please book your place now.


Postgraduate taster sessions

Come and speak to us outside the refectory, Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th November from 11am-1pm for more advice on careers, resources, further study, and your next steps.

There are also a range of taster sessions for you to book on to via CareerConnect:

Bioethics and Medical Law 

Wednesday 29th November, 6 - 7:15pm
Room: G1

Diplomacy and International Relations

Date: Friday 1st December 12 - 1pm
Room: K107

Education, Culture and Society

Date: Friday 1st December 10 - 11am
Room: K115

Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime

Date: Monday 27th November, 12 - 1pm
Room: F4

International Business Management

Date: Tuesday 28th November, 2 - 3pm
Room: K18

International Tourism Management

Date: Tuesday 28th November, 3 - 4pm
Room: K14

Public History

Date: Tuesday 28th November, 2 - 3pm
Room: K110

Sports Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration)

Date: Monday 27th November, 1-4pm
Room: PEC

This is a upper limb rehabilitation lecture for the final year MSc cohort. They will be talking about progressing rehab for upper limb pathologies. This session is limited to ten people and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to attend please contact  romaine.wilson-steven@stmarys.ac.uk.

Sports Journalism

Date: Tuesday 28th November, 1 - 2pm
Room: K107

Theatre programmes: London Theatre, Playwriting, and Theatre Directing

Date: Friday 1st December, 2 - 3pm
Room: K107


PGCE drop-in taster sessions

Book your Primary or Secondary PGCE taster session on CareerConnect. With a range of sessions and specialism subjects available, you'll gain a fantastic insight into how we prepare you for a challenging and rewarding teaching career.


Alumni networking evening

Date: Thursday 30th November
Time: 5:30-8pm
Location: The Waldegrave Suite

Join our panel discussion on developing your career and kick start your professional network.

If you would like to attend please  book your place now.


Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey: we need your support

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey is a biannual survey of recent graduates, from all universities and higher education colleges in the UK. The survey is aimed at finding out what they have gone on to do approximately six months after graduating.

The next survey will be beginning shortly. It only takes five minutes to complete, so if you receive an invitation via email to take part in the survey, please do so. The survey is aimed at students that completed their courses at St Mary’s University between 1st January 2017 and 31st July 2017.

To complete the DLHE survey please follow the link provided in the email that you receive from IFF Research. IFF Research is working in partnership with St Mary’s University to collect the DLHE survey information. If we do not hear from you after the initial email, IFF Research will try to contact you on our behalf by phone to give you a chance to answer the survey on the phone instead, so please let us know if you change your email address or phone number.

If you have updated contact details, need assistance in completing the questionnaire or wish to opt out of the survey, please contact IFF Research at: StMarysDLHE@IFFResearch.com.