Last month, the students’ Careers and Employability Centre re-opened after a three-month refurbishment to create a brighter, more flexible space, attractive to students, staff and employers.
The re-design was decided upon following a period of consultation with students who identified that the previous centre did not entice them to engage with the services offered.
The Careers Centre will now offer more interactive technology including a smart board to support workshops and presentations. The space has also been designed to accommodate movable screens and furniture to enable the layout to be adjusted dependent on the activity taking place.
Helen Fuge, Head of Careers and Employability (Student Services), is overseeing the project:
“We are really excited with our offer for the start of the new academic year. It’s a new, flexible and innovative Careers Centre that will enable the service to offer a wide variety of workshops, appointments and events.”
Helen Fuge continues:
The aim of our service is to ensure that we are able to support students at every point of their journey. Whether it is new students looking for part-time roles when entering University, looking for placements in their second year or trying to secure a graduate role or move into further study – we are there to help every step of the way.
We want to help them explore who they are, what they want to get involved in whilst they are at University and, ultimately, what they want to be.
The new academic year will also offer some new features from the Careers and Employability Service including: