Careers, Employability and Enterprise

Get the most from your time at university

The University of Suffolk places your future at the heart of your degree, with employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship embedded across the curriculum to ensure you become a graduate that is ready for your future, and the variety of paths it is likely to take. Over 9 out of 10 graduates are in employment and/or further study 15 months after completing their degree (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019/20), and Ipswich (our main campus) is frequently noted as one of the best towns to start a business in.

The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Team are here to help you, University of Suffolk students, explore, develop and shape your futures. To do this, we offer a wide variety of initiatives and activities for you to get involved with from the moment you start your degree with us, and work with a wide variety of organisations and University of Suffolk graduates. We also give you access to FutureMe, your 24/7, online, career development hub from day one.

To learn more about what we offer, see our range of services below or click the button to get in touch!

Facebook: @UniofSuffolkCareers
Twitter: @UOS_CareersEmp
Phone: +44 (0)1473 338840

And a quick reminder - graduates who complete a course at the University of Suffolk will be invited to take part in the Graduate Outcomes Survey 15 months after graduation. Find out more here, and why you should get involved. 

What We Offer

Our Support

Careers and employability

Find out how the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Team are here to help you.

Future Me

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Access and explore our online career development platform.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

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We are here to help you with starting your business or going freelance.

Placement Years, Internships and Work Experience

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Explore the possibilities.

Events and Activities

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Meet with organisations and prospective employers.

Our Exclusive Job Board

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Find or upload your next opportunity here.

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Working with Us

Are you an organisation wanting to connect with our students and graduates? You can find out more here.







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Inspiring Futures Fund

Want to boost your employability, but seeking financial support?

Supporting Underrepresented Students and Graduates

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Targeted support for our students and graduates.


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Paid opportunities for students, here at the University.

Useful Careers Resources

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Find a wide selection of useful resources to help you move forward.

Meet the Team

Amy joined the University of Suffolk in August 2021 as Head of Careers, Employability and Enterprise, and is responsible for the leadership and strategic oversight of the team, whilst also being heavily involved in wider University work and activity in this area. Amy is a Registered...

Vicki joined the University of Suffolk in November 2022 as Futures Manager and is responsible for the development and delivery of the Futures Team which delivers careers, employability, placement, and work-based learning activity both within and outside the curriculum. She has a lon...

Amy joined the university in August 2022, taking the position of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Manager, working within the Business Engagement, Careers, and Employability Directorate. Amy's role includes supporting students and graduates seeking to start their own businesses, purs...

Alanna joined the University of Suffolk in January 2023 as the Placement Consultant for the School of Social Science and Humanities. Alanna supports students through the Placement process, from searching and applying for Professional Placements (Sandwich years) or shorter placements...

Anna joined the University of Suffolk in 2019. She is an Employability and Careers Consultant specialising in the support of students from underrepresented groups as well as Post Graduate Research students, International students and those studying in the University's Leadership an...

Cathy Johnson joined the Careers, Employability and Entrepreneurship team in February 2023 and is aligned to the School of EAST. Cathy supports students through the Placement process, from searching and applying for Professional Placements (Sandwich years) or shorter placements whic...

Darrin joined the University in February 2023 from St Benedict’s Catholic School and is aligned with the School of Social Sciences & Humanities. During his four and a half years as Head of Careers at St Benedict’s he led a complete overhaul of the school’s careers programm...

Laura joined the University of Suffolk in March 2022 as a Student Recruitment Officer before moving into the role of Employability and Careers Consultant in January 2023. ...

Sonia is the Careers and Employability Adviser working closely with the School of Engineering, Arts, Science, and Technology (EAST) offering curriculum-based sessions, workshops, and 1-2-1 career coaching appointments.  ...

Tom has a teaching and leadership background within primary schools. Tom studied Primary Education BA Hons at The University of Cumbria and taught across Key Stage 2 before moving into leadership as a SENDCo and Assistant Headteacher. Throughout his teaching journey, Tom was also a ...

I joined the Enterprise & Entrepreneurship team at University of Suffolk in January 2023. With over 10 years’ experience in marketing and events I have worked in a variety of different industries over the years; from sports and leisure, hospitality and hair and beauty with ti...

Hayden Jarrett supports the work of the Business Engagement, Careers and Employability teams, he began as an administrator for the Careers and Business Development team but is now the Data Analyst for the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Team, he analyses all the data in regard...

Annabelle manages the Micro-Placements Scheme; enabling students to take on real responsibility by working on live projects, or with services/facilities delivered within the University.  Annabelle supports them in reflecting and developing the skills they need to compete in the ...

Getting in Touch

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Book a 1:1 appointment

Current student or Suffolk graduate, and need careers or start-up support? Book a 1:1 appointment with the team.

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Alumni Support

Graduates can still access our support. Find out more here.

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Contact Us

Any questions? Get in touch with the team!