In September 2017 a new Employability Plan was launched with a final ratification by the Shaping Futures Board. The plan was developed in response to the University vision to be the world’s leading applied university and to ensure a step change in performance by 2020. The source contains data on the university’s current position. 

In order to create something meaningful and sustainable, we identified the need to adopt a clear and defined approach that both students and staff would understand, appreciate and recognise as ‘change for good’. More importantly, it needs to offer Hallam’s biggest, most important stakeholders – students and staff- a real chance to review, inform and evolve their curriculum, to create their own space, identify and develop learning experiences that would prepare students and give them the confidence to access and gain future employment.

The Directorate of Business Engagement, Skills and Employability (BESE) and the Student and Graduate Employability team are the conduit for this work and you can read more about the HSE project on the Shaping Futures Pillar Board – summary reports.

Semester 2 Employability support offer: To provide the most meaningful support to academic teams when considering how to adapt, improve or innovate their course employability offer for semester 2, an informative presentation has been designed to simplify what is available and includes direct links to quality resources. It also outlines key contacts through BESE, and an overview of the Class of 2021 offer – all in one place. For further information and to discuss this or any other employability related areas please contact one of the following colleagues:
• Head of Student and Graduate Employability – Simon Thompson
• HWL Employability Consultant – Darcey Gillie
• BTE Employability Consultant – Helen Armitage
• SSA Employability Consultant – Rachel Firth