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The Professional Track

The Professional Track is an exciting professional development scheme.

We offer a wide range of courses, placements, and activities to provide you with new skills and develop your profile. See the poster below for more details and examples of the type of courses we run.

The Professional Track will help you to build up your CV and skillset throughout your degree, allowing you to be ready for the world of work by the time you graduate.

You can complete the scheme at any point during your undergraduate or postgraduate course. You are welcome to "hop-on" and "hop-off" the track at any point. If you decide to do a course in the first term of Part 1, and then come back for a placement in your last term of Part 3, that's fine!

If you complete, however, you will receive an additional certificate alongside your degree, listing all the impressive activities you have completed. This opportunity is open to all students in the School of Literature and Languages (including non-owned joint honours students).



    • It boosts your CV with professional development courses, specifically tailored to your subject area.
    • The scheme enhances your professional network and enables you to hone your vocational and academic skills through placements.
    • It allows you to explore a range of careers, including those you might not have considered before.
    • You are encouraged to reflect on what is best for you - what do you actually want out of a career?  


It teaches you how to be more professional because you have to introduce yourself to the workplace and be a bit more than your average student

Heather Evans

It gives you the opportunity to do something beyond just a degree, and it sets you up really well for jobs in the future.

Rosa Mitchell


If you have any queries about the Professional Track, or would like to talk about how it might work for you, please contact a member of the team:

Athena Leoussi, DLC Careers Officer

Fraibet Aveledo, DELAL Careers Officer

Grace Ioppolo, DEL Careers Officer

Daniel Mitchell, SLL Careers Consultant

Jennifer Liddell, Part 3 DLC student



Dr John McKeane, School Employability and Citizenship Officer


Office: Edith Morley 293

 Dr John McKeane 










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