Updated on: 26/04/2017
The Newman team have been shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Student Services Team’ award.
Wanting to improve employment outcomes for all students, the Careers Service embarked on an initiative to be able to deliver more careers education to more students, by engaging with them through the curriculum. All students were given an equal opportunity to gain careers knowledge, insight, and develop confidence in their own employability.
Careers utilised blended learning approaches, producing Moodle-based activities for placement searches and delivering interactive lectures to large groups on a range of topics. This covered areas of interest about finding and securing work placements and exploring specific options in subject seminars. One task was to attend an internal work placement and volunteering fair, encouraging students to attend and explore their options in a live, interactive situation with employers.
The new way of engaging with students and developing modules across a blended platform helped students to understand what their career options could be, and explored areas such as, confidence building, CV writing and how to get the most from your placement.
Overall in 2 years over 1600 students have undertaken various modules, and there has been a 225% increase in students exposed to careers guidance at Newman.
Working together to provide careers support through curriculum models has provided additional opportunity for all students, catching those that could have missed out on the professional careers advice that Newman offers.