British Council Alumni UK Career Development Workshops in China


The British Council will run a series of Alumni UK Career Development workshops from the 8th to the 16th of March 2014 across mainland China.

They are working in partnership with to invite well known businesses to take part in the events.

By participating, Chinese students and graduates will be able to better understand the job market in China, as well as seek job opportunities and better guidance on long-term career planning. Participants will also have the chance to interact with business representatives who will be able to offer career development advice and information on their own job opportunities.

Event details:

City Date Venue
Shanghai 08 March 2014 (Saturday) Crowne Plaza Shanghai, (No.400, Fanyu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai)
Beijing 09 March 2014 (Sunday) Landmark Tower Beijing, (No.8, North Dongsanhuan Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing)
Chengdu 15 March 2014 (Saturday) Kempinski Hotel Chengdu, (No.42, 4th section, Renmin South Road, Chengdu)
Guangzhou 16 March 2014 (Sunday) Ramada Hotel Guangzhou, (No.9, Mingyue 1st Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou)

 Please click here for further information and to sign up for this event.

To participate you must register for the event in advance at and unless registered you will not be permitted to take part.

For enquiries, please contact:


Weibo:  @留英校友会AlumniUK


Gateway Global Careers – useful international resource

Gateway locations

Gateway Global Careers is an excellent online resource for internationally minded students and graduates. It features information about many different major cities around the world, including comprehensive destination guides, career opportunities, visa information, accommodation and sector insights.

Whether you are looking to work in the UK or overseas, this website could be a very useful tool in your job hunt.


Thinking about Social Enterprise?



Have you ever wanted to develop your volunteering skills and experience further?

Would you like to make an impact tackling environmental issues?

Ever considered developing a social enterprise project?

At the heart of every social enterprise are people dedicated to tackling social and environmental problems, improving communities and changing people’s lives.

Hear from a range of speakers with experience of social enterprise and find out about the funding and support available to help develop your ideas by coming along to our open event on: 

Wednesday 23rd January 2013

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Law School, Palatine Centre

For more information contact

Opening the Door to Employment – further information

Thank you to all those who attended this event at Ustinov College. The resources can be found below:

Returning Home Dr Fiona O’Carroll, International Office

UK Work Culture Sylvie Donna, English Language Centre

Job Search Peter Fox, Careers Employability and Enterprise Centre

Effective Applications Peter Fox, Careers Employability and Enterprise Centre

Preparing For Interviews Peter Fox, Careers Employability and Enterprise Centre

Career Webinars for International Students

The Careers Group from the University of London has invited Durham international students to participate in a series of careers webinars from Monday 11th to Friday 15th of June. These are accessible from your computer and will occurr on each day from 12-2pm.

Topics include: 

  • UK CVs and application forms
  • UK interviews
  • Finding UK work experience and part-time work
  • The UK graduate market and recruitment process
  • Using LinkedIn to find global work experience and jobs
  • Job search when returning home or relocating
  • Job searching in the USA, China and India
  • Skype and telephone interviews

For information on how to register click here.

Check out the Durham Guide to Career Planning

The Careers Employability and Enterprise Centre produces this booklet specifically for Durham students. It features information on:

  • career decision making
  • successful applications and interviews
  • graduate case studies in many sectors
  • ethical careers
  • job adverts from leading employers

If you are in the process of applying for jobs, going for interviews and assessment centres or simply thinking about what you want to do for a career why not check it out by clicking here.

Opening the Door to Employment – further information

Thank you to all those who attended this event at Queen’s Campus today. The resources can be found below:

Job Search for International Students slides.

Your CV pdf.

Preparing for interviews and assessment centres slides.