The Centre for Professional Success

Your studies with the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics will kick-start your career with more than just a qualification. Our Centre for Professional Success is where you can access our employability expertise to help you get ahead of the competition.


Employers tell us that they want graduates with more than just academic qualifications. They want work-ready graduates with relevant skills and experience.

The Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success is a unique facility within the university bringing together all the employability and alumni activities from across the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, to make a central point of contact for connecting you with the world of employment. Working in close partnership with the University's careers, study abroad and entrepreneurship teams, our experts will provide you with support throughout your time at University and beyond.

Our promise to you is that, as a business, law, or politics student, you will have the opportunity to access support for your future career. We provide this in many different ways via a wide range of activities and support. Here are just some of the opportunities available to you.


Placements and internships - as part of your degree or for experience
Short-term employer projects and assignments
Career events such as World of Work Week and our Law Convention
Individual advice on job searching, and access to dedicated careers advisers
Guest lectures from real-world practitioners
E-mentoring from Hull graduates and alumni
Student competitions
Regular bulletins on placements, internships and job opportunities
Access to our online employability resources and alumni networks

Business School Students

All of our full-time Business School undergraduates on a four-year degree programme can spend a minimum 40 weeks on a paid placement. Our students have previously worked at the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Siemens, Walt Disney, Lloyds Bank and Sony. We also offer modules which incorporate input from businesses. These short-term consultancies are fantastic for developing practical skills and understanding issues facing modern organisations.


Law Students

Our annual Law Convention gives you the opportunity to network and connect with potential employers. It's one of numerous options for boosting your employability at Hull. There's also our award-winning Legal Advice Centre (free help for real clients); e-mentoring (linking you with legal professionals); and mooting competitions.

Legal Advice Centre


Politics Students

We'll encourage you to consider adding an internship into your experience mix while studying with us. That could be as part of our prestigious Westminster placement programme or with an organisation in the fields of politics, international affairs or security. The important thing is that it's all about enhancing your employability.

Connect with our students

We connect our students with a range of businesses, giving them the opportunity to use their skills to make a difference to organisations. You can engage with our students through year-long placements, short-term commissions or internships, guest lectures or mock interviews, or by promoting job vacancies to students and alumni.

It's a cost-effective way of gaining a fresh perspective on current practices, and it's an opportunity to assess potential future employees while raising your organisation's profile within our student population.

If this is something that you may be interested in, please get in touch.

Contact us

Centre for Professional Success, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX