Career planning publications from the OU
The following Careers Advisory Service publications are available for download as etext files supplied in Adobe PDF format. You need to have Adobe Reader software installed to view them. If you do not have this program you can download it for free.
Alternatively, request a print copy from your regional or national centre.
A talking book version of OU Study and Your Career can be requested via your regional or national centre for those who require an alternative format.
Available to prospective, current and former students.
This booklet looks at the career benefits of OU study, and how the study choices you make may affect your career plans.
Available only to current OU students, or those who have finished a course (module) in the last three years. This workbook consists of six sections that take you in a progressive series of steps through the process of career review and choice.
Note: you will need your OU computer username and password to access this workbook.
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Publications from the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) collaborates with members and professional associations to produce careers and employability information, advice and guidance. You can download their publications on a range of themes.
The responsibility for these documents lies with AGCAS, so you may direct any relevant queries to them.
Comprehensive overviews of up to 20 countries
Informative overviews of a some key employment sectors relevant to students and graduates
Guides on equality and diversity issues in employment
Includes publications on postgraduate study in the UK as well as a guide for international students on study and work in the UK
A comprehensive series on routes into teaching and how to apply for teaching jobs, together with the essentials of training to be a teacher in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Information on careers related to education, over and above the context of mainstream schools
Guidance for those interested in self-employment or starting their own business in artistic, creative or performance-related careers
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For Becoming a Teacher, a publication for all those seriously considering teaching as a career, see our Getting into Teaching page.