Biosciences at Kent careers and employability

Your Future

Tomorrow's world is your world

With your ambition and our support, you can achieve anything. 

We are committed to helping you to make the best possible start in your career. To do this, we offer an array of opportunities to develop your skills and confidence, setting you up for success - from before you get here, while you’re here through to when you graduate - and beyond. We offer an array of opportunities to develop your skills and confidence, setting you up for success.    

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From Biosciences to Bridgerton

Alumna Catriona tells us how the scientific skills and knowledge she gained from her biosciences degree helped her into a career in costume design, where she has most recently been working on the Netflix success Bridgerton.   

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Support for you every step of the way

Before you get here - giving you the best start

We know that this year in particular has been hard, and making the transition to university can seem daunting. From sample lectures and talks - giving you an insight to our academics, their research and the subject more widely - to recommended reading lists and tips for making the leap, we are here to help you feel confident to make the most out of your time with us. 

We also have a range of learning resources, which we share with our new students before they arrive, to help fill in any gaps or refresh your knowledge ahead of the start of term.   

When you get here, there is a range of events in the first term, including our Welcome Week, to give you the chance to meet your fellow students and staff, get to know campus and our services, and settle into life at Kent. 

At Kent - preparing you for your future

Our dedicated Careers and Placements team are here to help you develop employability skills and confidence. 

This starts with Welcome Week activity where we introduce you to our employability team and start to show you the steps and skills you will develop while at Kent. 

These workshops are run at the start of every year for each stage, with a focus on the key skills and things you should be thinking about every step of your degree, such as preparing for a year in industry to our departure lounge for graduates, to best equip you for life after Kent. 

Life after Kent - our vibrant alumni community and extra support

Even after you graduate, we are here to support you and help you with your career. You can access the services offered by our Careers and Employability Service for 2 years after graduation - but you’ll always be part of the Biosciences family. Joining our alumni network opens up a range of further career and professional development opportunities and networking events. 

Add something extra to your degree

Go Abroad

Experience a different culture, develop your language skills, establish international contacts and enhance your employability.

Study Plus

Develop your creativity and expand your knowledge with our range of free short-term, non-credit-bearing courses.  

Employability points

The Employability Points Scheme rewards students for active engagement with co-curricular activities with experiences of work.