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How we can work together
How we can work together

In this section:

How we work with you

Learn about how we can work in partnership and provide support

Faculty contacts

Find your linked Career Practitioner and colleagues working on employability across the University

Faculty Careers Reports

Get the latest employability activity and outcomes data for your Faculty

How we work with you

We work with staff in faculties to promote, design and deliver careers and employability learning, work experience and job opportunities. 

Our Career Practitioner and Employer Engagement teams are your key contacts, and each department has a designated Career Practitioner. 

Design and delivery – Utilising expertise in career theory and the labour market, Career Practitioners deliver a central series of webinars and workshops to cover the main areas of Careers support. Your Career Practitioner will work with you in faculty to discuss the design and delivery of enhancement activities to ensure that students receive specific information for their discipline where relevant. 

Consultation, advice and expertise – Career Practitioners work with key partners (e.g. Employability Leads; Associate Deans) to discuss and agree priorities and objectives for careers and employability provision.  They also provide advice during the validation/re-validation process, supporting the completion of the Employability Template. 

Connections - To help you enhance curriculum and assessment, the Employer Engagement team can help facilitate connections with relevant employers.

Representation - Career Practitioners support committees and meetings such as Student Staff Liaison Committees and Faculty Programme Committees.  We also have regular representation at the Senior Tutor Forum.

Reporting - A Faculty Careers Report is produced annually to summarise key labour market trends, destinations and other performance data, and student engagement with careers activities.  Additional information and data can be provided on request.

Got an idea? Want some advice?

We are not limited to a set range of activities.  We are keen to innovate and work in new ways. Contact your Career Practitioner to start a conversation.


Faculty Contacts

A full list of Faculty and department Employability Leads and Career Practitioners can be accessed via our intranet.

Faculty Careers Reports

Faculty Careers Reports are produced annually by the Career Practitioner team and have been presented at forums including Faculty Executive Group and Faculty Programme Committees to date.

All Faculty Careers Reports can be accessed via our intranet.

Contents include:

  • Graduate destinations data and league table positioning, plus commentary
  • A review of activity and recommended next steps
  • Summary data on student engagement with centrally provided and faculty-based* activities
  • Key labour market trends

*Reports will include all initiatives delivered in partnership with Careers, but may not capture all aspects of employability activity delivered within faculties.

Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 the 2019/20 report will take a different format and instead we will be providing a service summary and update in due course. If you require any specific data which is not included, please request this from your Career Practitioner directly.

The Employability Network

The Employability Network is part of the governance structure for employability at the University and a key platform to share good practice and innovate.

Membership is largely made up of Employability Leads from departments and faculties, plus representation from the Careers and Employability Service.

The Network meets regularly to discuss practice and share information, either through term time meetings or away days during vacations.  Guest speakers provide updates on key themes and the Network is also a sounding board for new ideas and initiatives.

The Network is co-chaired by Brian Hracs (Lecturer in Human Geography and Employability Lead) and Leanne Barnes (Career Practitioner Manager). New Employability Leads should contact Brian or Leanne to ensure they are added to the distribution list.  We have also set up a Teams site for members to share practice remotely which can be accessed on request to Leanne Barnes.

There is currently no formally agreed role descriptor for Employability Leads at the University, however the Employability Network has developed a recommended example to support colleagues undertaking this role.

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