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Trevelyan College

Career Owls

Welcome to Trevelyan College Career Owls!

The Trevelyan Career Owls scheme allows current students to get in touch with Trevelyan alumni to seek advice about career issues and job applications.

The current graduate employment market is very challenging and any help or support that alumni can offer will be very welcome. All alumni are encouraged to register as Career Owls. You will be a valuable source regardless of the stage of your career, or the type of employment you have or have had. Current students have a wide range of career interests and aspirations. Many aim for graduate trainee positions but there is also considerable interest in not for profit sector careers, voluntary work and postgraduate study.

How to use Career Owls

  • Register - enter your name and email address then create a username and password for your account. (Hang on to them, you'll need them later!)
  • Complete your Profile (this information will not be made available to students).
  • Use the Career section to tell current students about yourself.
  • Finally, indicate how much contact you'd like to have in the Preferences section.

When all of these sections are complete, you will receive an acknowledgement followed by a confirmation email within 5 working days. After this, students will be able to contact you.

All the information you enter onto this site is protected and only used within Durham University.

What happens next?

You will receive email notification that there is a message from a current student waiting for you in the messages section of Trevelyan Career Owls. You'll need to log in to access your messages. We ask that you try and reply to messages within 7 days.

We won't give students your personal email address, but you can do so if you wish. We may email you to ask your opinions of the site and gather suggestions for improvements. If you wish to contact us please email

If you forget your password, click on Forgotten Password to re-set. There's also a Change Password section. If you change your email address please email and we will enter your new address into Career Owls.