RELEVANT CAREERS COMMUNICATION


 

THE IDEA

Students wanted to have more communication about career opportunities, but also to hear about this information at the correct stage of their university experience.

 

ACTION

  • The Careers department held many workshops and meetings with the team to discuss how they can improve in the future. They have promised to take on board all feedback and suggestions moving forward.
  • They have requested to propose an SVR project for next academic year to see if a student can gather feedback about what information they would like to receive from Careers during each year of their studies, to ensure all communication is relevant and helpful.

 

UPDATE

MAY 30TH 2019

  • Students from the team went to the Careers planning day to provide input for future ideas. 

 

SEPTEMBER 6TH 2019

  • Careers will be providing an SVR research project brief to further understand students' feedback on this topic. 

 

OCTOBER 31ST 2019

  • A Student Voice Representative (Ceri Olsen, SVR for Psychology and Therapeutic Studies 19/20), who was on this team has decided to pick up the Careers Events research brief for the academic year 2019/20.

 

DECEMBER 9TH 2019

  • The SVR for Psychology and Therapeutic Studies submitted her ethics application to the SU Research Ethics Committee, who discussed her project on December 6th. They are awaiting the outcome from the committee. 

 

FEBRUARY 7TH 2020

  • The SVR for Psychology and Therapeutic Studies has been granted full ethical approval and will begin gathering student feedback for her project. 

 

APRIL 8TH 2020

  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SVRs will be finishing their roles early and will no longer be required to complete their research projects. Therefore, the SVR for Business will not be completing a project on this topic.

 

WHAT YOU SAID

"Give more information regarding job opportunities for the chosen degree before and during the first year."

"Better communication from module leaders regarding opportunities to gain experience."

"I would like to see more opportunities within the future chosen career."

"Better opportunities with work experience/spreading awareness of opportunities that are open to all students."

"Work placements for experience in the field. It's something good to put on a CV for when we graduate."  

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. Students submit ideas during Change Week.

2. Teams of students gather to hack solutions to the biggest problems.

3. Teams pitch their ideas to a panel of University big wigs.

4. SU Officers and teams work with staff to make the ideas a reality.