Enterprise through experiences

Enterprise through the Curriculum offers you hands-on experiences for you to apply the theories and principles of your postgraduate programme to a number of practical, real-life contexts.

Research shows that a postgraduate degree is an effective way of making yourself more employable, but it’s not the only way to make sure you stand out to potential employers. Challenging yourself and exercising your abilities in a new environment will enable you to adapt quickly to a professional role upon graduation.

Developing your experience

Work experience can give you the chance to enhance your CV and try out a career in a different environment. We advertise jobs and work experience opportunities via a regular Enterprise Through the Curriculum newsletter, and via the Enterprise Through the Curriculum module on LEARN.

If you are looking for work, our dedicated Careers Consultant can advise you on where to look for vacancies. The University’s Careers Network is another useful source for vacancies. We also organise a volunteering and part-time jobs fair in autumn.

We encourage students to ensure that working does not impact on your studies and international students should be aware of restrictions on working while studying.

Volunteering

Volunteering has a number of key benefits for your personal and professional development. From sports coaching, fundraising, or social media managing, volunteering may offer you more career-enhancing experiences than you think. Volunteering opportunities will be offered at various times throughout the year, and will be advertised through the Student Union and the Enterprise through the Curriculum module on LEARN.

Opportunities with the Students’ Union

Loughborough University has a long history of delivering the UK’s best student experience, and the opportunities and services offered by the Students' Union play a huge role in delivering this. There are a number of different societies, volunteering opportunities, fundraising events and sports clubs you can get involved in through the Student Union. Don't be afraid to try something new – having evidence of doing something out of your comfort zone is an excellent conversation starter and is a great way of demonstrating to future employers that you can take risks and embrace change.

Working as a Student Ambassador

Recruitment for the Student Ambassador role begins at the start of the academic year.

Becoming a Student Ambassador will give you the opportunity to work with people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds and is an excellent way of developing strong communication and team working skills. This role is also one of the experiences that students can include in their submission for the Postgraduate Employability and Achievement Award. Our Student Ambassadors are paid to support a range of events by engaging with prospective postgraduate students, as well as external stakeholders, such as business representatives and visiting academics.

The working hours for the role are designed to be flexible, so that you can plan your work commitments around your studies.