We offer lots of activities to support you and help you become more employable.

The Manchester Q-Step Centre

We pull together expertise from across Sociology, Politics, Social Anthropology, Philosophy, Criminology and Linguistics at the Q-Step Centre, to prepare quantitatively trained students for the labour market or a career in research. It also gives you the opportunity to apply for a paid summer internship.

The Careers Service

All students and recent graduates at the University have access to our award-winning careers service.

Take advantage of:

  • Access to books, journals, guides and psychometric tests.
  • Explore job and career options.
  • Group sessions with careers staff, experts and employers.
  • Help with CV writing, application advice and quick tips.
  • One-to-one careers advice.
  • Pre-bookable appointments to discuss career planning.
  • Practice interviews.

Manchester Leadership Programme

The Manchester Leadership programme helps you understand the importance of leadership through hands-on community activities, volunteer work and academic events.

You benefit from:

  • Increased confidence in your written communication and analytical skills.
  • Insight into the key challenges facing 21st-century society.
  • Learning the importance of promoting social, economic and environmental sustainability.
  • Meeting and working with students from across the University. 
  • Skills that employers look for, such as team working, debating, influencing and project management.


We are the only university in the UK to have social responsibility as a core goal. That's why we provide all of you the chance to make a difference through different volunteering opportunities, such as: