“We want more of our students to get graduate level jobs and so we are launching our first Careersfest during independent study week where we are looking to engage all our students in a range of activities to inspire them and get them thinking and planning for life after graduation.”
Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor
Staffordshire University has announced plans to put employability at the top of its agenda – and extend its support to students starting out on their careers.
In its bid to encourage more students to develop their employability potential and be work-ready, the University is offering guaranteed work experience for all students beginning their course in September 2016.
And this month the University is to host its first CareersFest, which will give students live experience of applying for and interviewing for jobs through a Job Hackathon as well as featuring an exciting line-up of employers and successful alumni relevant to their own study.
Students and graduates can take their pick from a wide range of specially programmed free events in ‘arena’ areas across Stafford and Stoke campuses which can be booked through a special CareersFest app .
The event will highlight the specialist help available through the Careers Network which currently has bases at Stoke and Stafford campuses and offers full careers coaching, help with cvs and interviewing as well as helping students and graduates find full and part-time work, placements, internships and volunteering opportunities.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Gunn said: “We have improved our position in the League Tables this year – notably in research and teaching quality – but we must do more to enhance student employability.
“We want more of our students to get graduate level jobs and so we are launching our first Careersfest during independent study week where we are looking to engage all our students in a range of activities to inspire them and get them thinking and planning for life after graduation. The week-long event also aims to point them in the direction of our Careers Network where they can get expert help and advice all year round and even after they graduate.”
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