Sorting out what you might do after graduation takes time. You need to start this process early, ideally in year one, by doing the following:

  • considering your options and planning ahead
  • gaining your work experience
  • building employability skills
  • developing career management skills
The School of Pharmacy supports you in numerous ways:

  • You will be advised about work experience opportunities during your undergraduate studies (Dr M Hall and the Boots Teacher Practitioner, Mrs Alison Buchanan)
  • Information will be provided on the application process and opportunities for pre-registration placement in Hospitals (Ms J. Barry)
  • Information will be provided on the application process and opportunities for pre-registration placement in community pharmacy e.g. Boots, Lloyds, UCA (Ms J. Barry)
  • Personal Development Planning (PDP) will be introduced to you during your first semester. This will encourage you to critically reflect upon your skills, achievements, strengths and weaknesses. This will help you set and achieve career goals from level 1
  • The Careers notice boards are also updated regularly with notices of part-time employment for undergraduates and information on pre-registration places from a community, hospital and industry background.
The University Careers, Employability and Skills
( service based in the Student Guidance Centre provides:

  • a full range of professional guidance services through a team of career advisors
  • a full programme of careers events
  • information on occupations, postgraduate study, employers, graduate vacancies and training opportunities
Student Messaging Service
Students registering to use the Careers Service messaging facility should expect to receive details of imminent employer presentations and forthcoming events. Register at

Queen's is one of 30 universities in the UK and Ireland belonging to TargetedGRAD. Students registering at will be put in direct contact by email with top graduate recruiters.

Careers Service
Monday–Wednesday: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Thursday: 9.30 am – 6.45 pm
Friday: closed
Tel: 028 9097 2727

Work Placement Centre and Jobshop
Monday–Thursday: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Friday: closed
Tel 0289097 2727

N.B. If you consider that you have special needs in relation to entering the graduate labour market please ensure that you make contact with the Careers Service at an early stage of your studies.