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UWS Employer Mentoring Programme Pilot Celebration Event

  1. CareersUWS
    We are celebrating the completion of a successful pilot of Employer Mentoring Programme: #uwsemp
    Tue, Jun 19 2012 09:40:33
  2. careersanna
    I’ve been project managing the pilot UWS Employer Mentoring Programme-we celebrate it’s success on Friday: #uwsemp
    Tue, Jun 19 2012 17:39:03
  3. careersanna
    “@beatonthebraat: See you there! #uwsemp” Thanks for kicking off our # Paul
    Tue, Jun 19 2012 17:41:35
  4. CareersUWS
    Tomorrow we are celebrating the successful completion of our Pilot project: UWS Employer Mentoring Programme: #uwsemp
    Thu, Jun 21 2012 10:01:14
  5. careersanna
    Thank you to the 7 employers who took part in the pilot for the UWS Employer Mentoring Programme #uwsemp
    Thu, Jun 21 2012 16:57:48
  6. CarolFerries
    Big day today for our @careersanna as we celebrate successful pilot of Employer Mentoring Programme #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 02:31:58
  7. careersanna
    Big day today #uwsemp and my roof is leaking! #rainingagain
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 03:41:02
  8. FrankieRowan
    Getting ready for our Employer Mentoring Programme celebration event! @careersanna @UWSPaisley #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 05:18:21
  9. careersanna
    Mentoring can develop awareness of the skills/attributes required by graduate employers #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 05:30:39
  10. careersanna
    Being mentored gives students an opportunity to get advice about how to address any weaknesses in their CV #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 05:45:23
  11. careersanna
    UWS Employer Mentoring pilot gave students a chance to discuss career ideas with an employer #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 06:01:01
  12. ragazzo1609
    Heading to #uwsemp employer mentoring scheme event at University of West of Scotland – should be interesting!
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 06:13:51
  13. careersanna
    Being mentored by an employer is a great way to get advice on how to network effectively #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 06:30:34
  14. CarolFerries
    At the Employer Mentoring celebration event. Great turnout and lots of interest in taking forward. #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:15:59
  15. CarolFerries
    Anne McGillivray speaking at the mo thanking everyone for their interest in this exciting pilot #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:17:38
  16. CarolFerries
    The student experience is it the heart of what we do #employability #uwsltas #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:18:37
  17. CarolFerries
    Anne commenting on our service strapline “Success… We’ll help you achieve it” #uwsemp #uwsltas #employability
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:20:01
  18. FrankieRowan
    Anna is presenting the findings of the mentoring pilot. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:23:39
  19. CarolFerries
    Anna is now telling us about the background of the project… Helping academics embed #employability in curriculum #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:23:42
  20. CarolFerries
    Mentors who have taken part are keen to work with us in many ways #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:28:17
  21. FrankieRowan
    Mentors help students identify their skills. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:29:20
  22. CarolFerries
    Mentors can help students identify their skills #employability #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:29:37
  23. CarolFerries
    Mentoring helps students gain confidence #employability #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:31:22
  24. FrankieRowan
    Mentoring,helps students learn to network. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:33:00
  25. FrankieRowan
    Mentoring should be mutually beneficial. #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:34:44
  26. CarolFerries
    @careersanna is explaining the process… Application by students, matching with employers, training, evaluation #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:40:19
  27. FrankieRowan
    All mentors would consider taking a student again. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:40:35
  28. FrankieRowan
    All the mentees would recommend the Employer Mentoring Programme to other students. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:43:21
  29. CarolFerries
    Now looking forward to rolling mentoring out across the institution… Lots of interest! #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:47:32
  30. CarolFerries
    Fiona McKenzie of Centre Stage is now talking about her fabulous experience as a mentor #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:50:09
  31. CarolFerries
    Marketing student Lucy now telling us about why she applied to take part in the programme #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:51:22
  32. CarolFerries
    Lucy has recently gained employment which she says she is sure she wouldn’t have got without having taken part #employability #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:53:44
  33. CarolFerries
    Lucy: Mentoring makes a difference #employability #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:54:44
  34. Anne McGillivray, Dean of Students thanking everyone before going on to present the mentees with their certificates:
  35. A somewhat blurry group photograph!
  36. CarolFerries
    Had a very interesting discussion with one of our Mentors over lunch re social media for career #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 09:08:18
  37. ragazzo1609
    Thanks to everyone at UWS #uwsemp – good to be involved at start of a successful programme.
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 14:50:57

UWS Careers & Employability Service pilots Employer Mentoring Programme

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 for more information.

Interested students should watch out for further information at the start of the new academic year.


Interested in studying in Australia or New Zealand?

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, call Study Options on 020 7353 7200 or email

GradJobs Magazine – Summer 2012

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.

Click here to view the online magazine.

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