Monthly Archives: June 2012
We are celebrating the successful completion of an exciting new initiative: the UWS Employer Mentoring Programme.
The project was inspired by Edinburgh Napier University’s award winning Big Lottery-funded programme.
Mentoring enables students to explore the knowledge and skills employers look for, gain feedback on their CV and interview skills and build confidence in embarking on their graduate job search.
The aims of the project are:
- To improve the employability of UWS students and encourage them to gain graduate level employment
- To help students build confidence in applying for jobs and develop interview skills
- To give undergraduates an insight into the workplace
- To offer a developmental opportunity to Mentors
- To build links between UWS and graduate employers
- Long term – to develop a resource that will enable future UWS students to access employer mentoring
At the end of 2011, eight 3rd year Business Students were matched with Mentors from a range of sectors and they have been meeting regularly since that time.
Feedback has been very positive:
Quote from a Mentor:
“The UWS mentoring programme is a great way to give students, nearing the end of their studies, support from people already working in business.”
Quotes from Students:
“It allowed me to gain confidence”
“I think it really helps the transition from student to corporate life”
“Do it. One of the best things I’ve done at university so far.”
On Friday June 22nd UWS Careers & Employability Service will celebrate, with employers, students and UWS staff, the successful completion of the pilot.
If you are attending the event and use Twitter please use #uwsemp if Tweeting about the programme before during or after the event.
If you would be interested in mentoring a UWS student please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Interested students should watch out for further information at the start of the new academic year.
Australia and New Zealand University Open Days 2012
The chance to meet representatives from Australian and New Zealand universities in person, here in the UK.
Study Options Open Days are a series of free information events designed to give students, parents and careers advisers the chance to find out more about studying at Australian and New Zealand universities.
The 2012 Open Days will take place from Monday June 11th to Friday June 15th. We will be visiting a different city on each of the five days, so please come along and see us at one of the following locations:
Monday June 11th: EDINBURGH
Tuesday June 12th: MANCHESTER
Wednesday June 13th: BRISTOL
Thursday June 14th: OXFORD
Friday June 15th: LONDON
To find out more and to register for the 2012 Open Days, please go to http://www.studyoptions.com/events/study_options_expo.html, call Study Options on 020 7353 7200 or email email@example.com
Tackling issues currently faced by graduates and packed full of case studies, industry articles and employer profiles, the GradJobs magazine is a vital read for any job-hunting graduate.
In this summer 2012 edition, the magazine covers all aspects of life after graduation, from how to relocate successfully, to using social networking to make contacts and get ahead in your career.
The magazine also acts as the show guide for the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition in Birmingham on 8th & 9th June, and contains all the information students will need to prepare effectively for the show such as employer profiles and presentation timetables.