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Sheffield Hallam University: Employability agenda focuses on producing work-ready graduates

Posted by i-graduate on January 3, 2020

 

Using the Barometer data

In 2014, the university came 6th in the International Student Barometer (ISB) for employability and 5th for the quality of its careers advice from academics.

Since then, the university has strengthened its offering by launching a dedicated Careers and Employability centre to:

  • Source work experience
  • Source part-time jobs (on and off campus)
  • Provide careers advice for students and recent graduates
  • Run a career mentoring scheme
  • Build work-ready skills
  • Offer planning and support with job applications
  • Provide guidance on self-employment

"Sheffield Hallam University emphasises being practical and applied. We expose our students to a wide range of experiences which complement their academic achievement, providing opportunities for practical, professional and enterprise skills and equipping them for successful careers" Liz Barnes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University.

Sheffield Hallam University’s employability agenda has resulted in a commitment to involve employers in course design and delivery.

The university works with more than 3,500 businesses to provide student work placements. A further 17,000 mandatory placements are undertaken by nursing, healthcare and teaching students. About 60% of the courses at the university offer integrated practice or work placement opportunities.

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) shows that 94% of Sheffield Hallam University undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation.

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