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COVID-19 & HECSU Prospects services



COVID-19 is challenging all of us and we understand that many young people will be anxious about how it could affect their career opportunities.

Our mission to improve the employability of all students and graduates by supporting HE staff, stakeholders and recruiters remains top of our agenda.

We have adapted our student and graduate communications  so that we continue to support them through this difficult time. There will be no disruption to or to the career planning services that they have signed up to. 

We will also continue to provide the sector with tailored research services and will bring you the latest insight and advice through Luminate. If there is anything you would like to share or know please email

While many universities have cancelled upcoming careers fairs on-campus, we are currently working on a programme of virtual fairs, so that students will not miss out on connecting with potential employers.

Businesses value skilled young people more than ever. This year some of the largest employers are offering even more graduate jobs, apprenticeships and school leaver programmes than last year. Recruitment will not stop. We are championing the effort to ensure young people remain optimistic about their careers and equip themselves to stand out in what we are sure will be a competitive labour market.

Like many organisations we will be protecting our colleagues as much as we can, so the Prospects team will work from home from Monday 23 March until further notice. Many of our staff already work remotely and we are set up to operate efficiently, so you shouldn’t experience any disruption to the way that you communicate with us.