Careers and Employability Centre

Careers and Employability Centre – Helping students look up, look forward and be in the know.

Over the course of our lives we will make frequent career decisions. Our careers, alongside many other areas of our lives, are subject to constant change and the influences of unplanned events. Iain Eisner and Helen Anton from the Careers team encourage students not to see career decisions as ‘problems to be solved’ but as amazing opportunities to look creatively at possibilities and take action to change things.

Accessing support from the Careers team is easy and can be done through the online FutureMe service.

FutureMe allows users to:

  • Book one to one career advice and coaching appointments with Iain and Helen,) via email, telephone or videoconference. (Face to face meetings can also take place depending on location and availability)
  • Upload CV’s & application forms for personalised feedback
  • Book a mock interview
  • Submit a careers related question online
  • Search and book on to career development events and workshops
  • Access the Jobshop to search a range of local, national and international opportunities

In addition, a full suite of career development resources are available through our website providing information and advice on various topics such as:

  • Managing your career
  • Options with your qualification
  • Job searching
  • CVs and applications

In your role as a PAT if you find yourself in a conversation where you think a referral to the Careers team would be helpful please feel free to contact Iain or Helen for an initial discussion.
Iain Eisner
Helen Anton


“I received advice on how to approach my interview, the sort of questions that I am likely to face, and how to prepare and structure answers. Helen was very helpful and, following our meeting, I feel more confident about interviewing.”

“Iain was very thorough and went through every aspect of my CV with me. He gave me very constructive advice, which I followed, to improve my CV and bring it up to date. Iain was very thoughtful in how he presented ideas and gave me great advice which I plan to follow. I am very grateful the service is there.”

“A brilliant response…  helpful, informative, understanding and friendly.”

Click on the card below to turn it over for the Gaelic version.

Future me.  Helping you look up, look forward and be in the know.
Future me. A 'cuideachadh leat a coimhead suas, a coimhead air adhart agus a bhith eölach.

About these resources

About these resources

The University’s Student Support team and the Educational Development Unit (EDU), have worked together to create this resource of interactive guidance materials, designed to support Personal Academic Tutors throughout the university colleges and research institutes carry out their duties and responsibilities effectively.

This resource is designed to be viewed online, but it can also be downloaded as a PDF document. . A number of small sections can be printed separately and these are indicated by the print icon. It can be viewed on any device type or operating system. A headset and speakers will be required for the audio and video content. The resources have been structured around the four broad roles of a Personal Academic Tutor:

  • Academic advice
  • Signposting and referrals
  • Online module selection
  • Student withdrawal



The resources have been developed with the support of many staff outside of the project team including many contributions from existing PATs. The project team are proud of the fact that the resource that has emerged from current practice at UHI.

A number of staff contributed to the content of these resources – some provided source content; some provided advice and guidance and others reviewed the content for quality; accuracy and appropriateness.

Members of the project team were

Ian Horne –
Evelyn Campbell
Matt Sillers
Valerie Innes
Heather Fotheringham

If you have any queries about the PAT role please contact:

Ian Horne - 01595 771251
Michaela Gilmore 01463 27927

Encountering a problem

Encountering a problem

If you encounter any problems in using the material, please contact the EDU (email: stating:

  • The name of the resource
  • The nature of the problem
  • The section of the material where the problem occurred
  • Which internet browser you are using.  This information can be found by going to -



UHI provides links to external sources of information and may refer to specific Web sites, products, processes or services within this resource. Such references are examples and are not endorsements and whilst every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of information provided UHI is not responsible for any of the content or guidance. You are advised to exercise caution.

Information on social media websites may also be provided. Staff using social media websites must comply with the University’s social media policy. It is recommended that you fully understand the terms and conditions of use before using these sites and that you take steps to protect personal or sensitive data.




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