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Event showcases employability initiatives

30 Nov 2018

Prof Clive Agnew opened the event with a short keynote discussing the changes and challenges ahead for employability at the University

Employability showcase

The University Employability Showcase was back this week on 28 November and colleagues from across the University in academic and PS roles were present to hear about just a few of the initiatives taking place here at the University. 

Dr Donald Ward and Anne Pinkerton from FBMH talked about the wide variety of activity that School of Biological Science students can engage with, including placements that don’t just exist within big pharma companies. Prof Liz Barnes and Rachel Mutters from FSE talked about their experience using TEF data within the Student Experience Action Plan (SEAP) process and how employability aims have been embedded to this, and what the successful outcomes have been.

In the second half of the event Dr Miriam Firth from the School of Environment, Education and Development discussed her ongoing research CHERIL project that is looking at alternative assessment methods across the University and how these can enhance a student's employability skills. Delegates also had the opportunity to hear from Leah Southern from the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) about the support they provide to Schools and the excellent 'Manchester Network' which provides an online networking portal for current students, staff and alumni.

If you would like to hear more about any of these initiatives, or the wider employability work across each Faculty then please contact the Careers Service.

Details of who to contact for your School/Faculty can be found on the following link: