Career support


We place a strong emphasis on personal development planning and as part of your career planning, you will be encouraged to maintain an e-portfolio relating to your competencies.

The e-portfolio will demonstrate how you have met the core areas of GBC (providing that you attain a 2:2 or above), as well as completing a CV that is tailored for your career path following graduation.

Speed networking events

We have hosted speed networking events for our Social Sciences students. This is offers a fast and fun way for you to meet some of the most proactive and innovative focussed employers in the region, giving you the opportunity to secure a position with one of the attending employers.

Speed Networking is a face-to-face professional networking model similar to “speed dating”, that enables participants to make new contacts through focused conversations lasting between 4-5 minutes.

We are using Speed Networking to help you forge new connections with local employers who are looking to recruit students into a variety of roles.

Employers who have attended previously include:

  • Action for Children
  • Birmingham Crime Diversion Scheme
  • Coventry YMCA
  • Midland Heart
  • West Midlands Police.