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Preparing for Life after Studies

About to finish your studies?

Navigate your next steps with these essential resources and guidance, whether you're a Home or International student

Guidance for international students

Visa pathways

For international students completing their undergraduate or postgraduate courses, understanding post-study UK visa options is essential if you wish to remain in the UK. Below, we outline several UK post-study visa options most relevant to our graduates. A full list of visa options can be found on the GOV webpage.

Visa support after graduation

You can continue to get visa advice and support for up to 6 months after graduation.

Reverse cultural shock

Returning home after studying in the UK can be a really exciting time and you may have been looking forward to returning back to your friends and family after a long time. But when you are back, you might be feeling unsettled and like you don’t fit in anymore. Don’t worry – this is known as reverse culture shock. It is normal and to be expected!

Guidance for all students

Career planning

Explore continued support whether you wish to pursue further studies, work in the UK or overseas, or setup your own business.

You can continue to get career advice and support for 2 years after graduation via myAdvantage (you will need to register for graduate access - choose ‘log in as a graduate’ and ‘reset your password’).

Moving out and housing

Plan ahead, thoroughly clean, dispose of unnecessary stuff, and return keys/utilities to ensure a seamless move-out.

Explore housing options when you are no longer a student.

Shipping and storage

Explore local, UK, and overseas storage and removals companies for your belongings. Ensure your presence during collection as these companies don't pack or enter residences. Listings are provided, not endorsed.

Preparing for Graduation

Check the next Graduation dates and register in good time.

For International Students: ensure visa readiness for your graduation; verify your need for a visa and prepare supporting documents for guests.

Warwick Alumni

Become a valued member of the ever-growing Warwick Alumni network and forge connections worldwide.

Explore Warwickgrad, your dedicated alumni networking portal, designed to foster meaningful interactions and collaborations within our global alumni community.

Access to buildings and IT after your course

You will lose access to campus buildings the day after your 'course end date'.

Read the Student Leaver's IT guide and understand your access to IT account and Warwick email address after your course ends.