Employability and Graduate Skills
Find out how you can be supported with developing your employability and graduate skills.
University level students will be supported with developing graduate skills and graduate outcomes through embedding employability in the curriculum and continuing to work closely with employers. This extends to include:
- Readiness for Employment: how we can effectively embed skills inside and outside the curriculum, including digital skills, for graduates from all disciplines
- Equality and Diversity: how can we support students from all backgrounds and characteristics to develop skills that will help them to secure and sustain success in the workplace
- Global Perspective: how we can help ensure that all graduates are enabled to live and work in a global society, and that the sector is informed by global developments
Our students will graduate from their programme with more than just subject specific knowledge, we will give you the skills you need to be successful in employment.
Graduate attributes are the higher-level qualities, skills and understandings that you will gain as a result of the learning and experiences you engage with, while undertaking your degree. They are what we, as a university centre community, agree our students should develop during their time here.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate students will be supported in working through the Office for Students’ (OfS) online graduate employment and skills guide; which sets out five important steps to help you think about your choices and what you’d like to do next:
- Step 1: Identify Skills
Identify your skills and explore what you would like to do next
- Step 2: Develop Skills
Develop your skills
- Step 3: Gain Experience
Explore your interestes and develop your professional network
- Step 4: Apply for Jobs
Find out where you can go to search for jobs
- Step 5: Wellbeing
Look after yourself and your mental health
At the University Centre we will also provide you with the resources and skills to help you create a positive career. This includes:
- Appointments with our team of HE Life Coaches
- 1:1 interviews with our Careers Advisors
- CV, Job Application and Job Interview workshops
- Employability workshops
- HE Careers resources on iLearn (our virtual learning environment) which provides lots of helpful careers related and employability resources
- Regular employer and networking events
- Industry specific lectures with guest speakers.