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HEAR – Swansea University perspective Gary Jones April 2012 Academic Registry
Background Swansea University has been issuing Diploma Supplements to all graduates since 2005, gaining the label in 2009. Careers service has been linked with gradintel since 2008. Decided to engage with the HEAR initiative in November 2010.
First steps Working group brought together (1 st meeting Dec 2010); Gained support of senior management, although no additional resources; Bought HEAR element of gradintel (May 2011); Developed awards (local level).
What is included on section 6.1 Swansea Employability Award (SEA) – available to students since start of 2011/12 session; Other awards developed to formally recognise extra curricular activities already undertaken: The Swansea Students Union Skills Award; Discovery Award recognising volunteering work; International Award (in development); Research Skills Award.
What is included on section 6.1 continued All prizes (University/College/departmental); Language skills Mobility/Industrial placements Internships? e.g. SALT recently launched Research internship programme
Where are we now? Launched Gateway to Employment project (January 2012); Interim HEARs produced for all final year students. These will be updated in July, once all the results are confirmed; Still overcoming operational issues e.g. recording prizes; Identifying other potential University verified awards/experiences for inclusion on Section 6.1.
Whats next? Embed employability/HEAR issues in the role of personal tutors; Develop precepts; Register all students, undergraduate and taught postgraduate, on gradintel (Oct/Nov 2012); Develop International Award; Develop HEAR for research students; Incorporate outcomes of review of curriculum.
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