If you've tried to sign up for a Handshake account, and couldn't find your institution, it's possible:
- you're using an email other than your institution-provided email address
- you'll need to sign-up with your .ac.uk email address to connect you with the appropriate institution. We recommend double checking the email you're signing up with.
- your institution is currently in implementation, and hidden at the moment
- your institution isn't partnered with Handshake
To confirm your institution's status, we recommend reaching out to your Career Services centre.
If your institution is partnered with us and in implementation, you'll need to wait until they are completely set up and live on the platform before creating your Handshake account. Your Career Services centre will typically send out an invite once they are ready!
Some institutions may not be a Handshake partner, but students that attend these institutions may still be able to sign up with limited access. If you're signing up with your institution email, and you're still not finding your institution on the list, you won't be able to access Handshake at this time. You may suggest us to your institution as we'd love to partner with them!