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1 Good Morning and WELCOME Jon Elsmore, Dean of Students

2 University Strategic Plan: Vision – ‘Where we want to be’ To be The Opportunity University renowned for its creativity and innovation, developing students and staff who are entrepreneurial, eminently employable and well- connected within a research and professionally informed environment. Mission – ‘Our overriding purpose’ To be an employer focused university connected with our local, national and global communities delivering opportunity and academic excellence.

3 Goals – ‘What we must do to achieve our vision’ (iii). Enhance the employability of our students KPI - We will measure our success by increasing the number of graduates gaining employment and their value in the marketplace

4 Publication of Key Information Sets:

5 Traditionally high proportion of graduates in employment following graduation, or undertaking a further programme of study, But the 2009/10 DLHE survey results show a decline in the employability of our graduates as well as an improvement in the employability of graduates from other regional competitor universities. Current performance To achieve our stated goal then significant improvements are needed.

6 Provide all of our students with the opportunity to undertake an element of structured, credit bearing work experience as part of their course: -full-time, part-time, paid, unpaid, internships, volunteering, -charity work and consultancy opportunities with University partners, suppliers and tenant companies -self-employment opportunities -the University will develop increasing opportunities to employ our own students and graduates. How we will achieve this:

7 Enable increasing numbers of our students to participate in mentoring opportunities (including e- mentoring) provided by our employer contacts and University alumni. ‘Employability Award’ to demonstrate to potential employers the work experience, employability skills and the extra curricular activities they have undertaken including involvement in student societies.

8 Promote enterprise and entrepreneurship in our curricula providing opportunity for those graduates wishing to start their own businesses through a specific ‘Graduate Incubation Programme’ of support drawing on resources at the University’s Science Park and e-innovation Centre. Provide necessary development and support for our academic staff (including Personal Tutors) so that they can provide effective employability and employment advice to our students and through employer-informed curriculum content.

9 ACADEMIC SCHOOLS: Leads Employability in the Curriculum Business Advisory Boards Mentoring Personal Tutors Business Solutions Centre: Leads communication with Businesses Coordinates KTPs & KEEN Development of opportunities Long-term business relationship growth Careers & Employment Services: Leads communication with students Sandwich Years, Placements, internships, graduate jobs and volunteering Responsible for Graduate Enterprise Employability Award

10 HEAD OF GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT Head of Graduate Enterprise Head of The Workplace Head of Careers Advisory Head of Placement Organisation TARGETS: Graduate Employment STEP Internships Current Student Employment & Volunteering TARGETS: Quality of Careers Advice provision (measured by NSS) TARGETS: Sandwich Yr Students and In Course Placements TARGETS: SPEED Grad Incubation Self-Employment Social Enterprise E&E Action Plan: GOAL 1, 3, 5, 8 E&E Action Plan: GOAL 1, 3, 5, 8 E&E Action Plan: GOAL 1, 5, 8 E&E Action Plan: GOAL 1, 6, 8

11 EMPLOYABILITY & ENTERPRISE STRATEGY LEADERSHIP GROUP SCHOOL BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARDS MENTORING CHAMPIONS FORUM PLACEMENT LEARNING FORUM UNIVERSITY EMPLOYABILITY BOARD E&E Action Plan: GOAL 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 E&E Action Plan: GOAL 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 E&E Action Plan: GOAL 2, 5, 8 E&E Action Plan: GOAL 1, 5, 8 EMPLOYABILITY CHAMPIONS FORUM

12 It will be found on perusal of this syllabus that excellent facilities are offered for all to continue their education after leaving the Day School. By attendance at the various classes set forth therein, a splendid opportunity is afforded for the acquiring of knowledge to fit one for their future career…

13 Thank you and have a good day.


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