Information for University staff
Career Development are here to support all staff in providing opportunities for students to develop the skills and attributes necessary to be successful in their chosen career path.
Please contact us to support you with:
- Support in embedding employability within your curriculum
- Delivering career development sessions
- Developing volunteering
- Engaging with employers to set up projects and/or work experience
- Understanding the employment trends of your graduates, to help students and inform your programme
Career Development have dedicated Career Development Advisers for each faculty, to support our academic colleagues working with students to enhance their employability, career planning and progression.
For initial enquiries, please contact Career Development.
Graduate Destinations - The DLHE Survey
- The University is responsible for finding out where our graduates are now, through the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey
- The first part is carried out every April, with the second part conducted the following January – each time targeting those who have graduated from a programme approximately six months previously
- The DLHE return enables us to find out what happens to our alumni after they leave Christ Church, and advise our current students on the opportunities available
In 2014/15, 96% of UK graduates from our university were employed or undertaking further study within six months of completing their studies.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
- We are then responsible for collating and sending DLHE data to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
- HESA then pass the relevant information to a number of specific organisations that require it in order to carry out their statutory functions connected with funding higher education
- Information is not used in a way that could affect graduates personally
- HESA and the other organisations take precautions to reduce the risk of individuals being identified from the information, once it is published and released. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, individuals have the right to a copy of the information HESA holds about them. HESA will charge a small fee for this
The information collected is also used by the University, to create statistics based on the employability of Canterbury Christ Church University graduates. These statistics are used within departments and University publications. An individual’s data remains completely anonymous throughout the entire process.
Visit the HESA website for further information or contact Alan Pendergast, DLHE Coordinator
Giving Your Students Work Experience
If you have some work experience available within your school or department, and would like to offer a student some part-time, temporary work, please get in touch with Unitemps, a recruitment service based within Career Development at the University. They can disucss your requirements and talk you through the process fo hiring a student. For more information on hiring a student please see the Unitemps pages.
Career Development provides Careers Information, Education and Guidance to all University registered students and graduates, and we assist employers in recruiting effectively from the University. To ensure the provision of a high quality service that is unbiased, confidential and free of charge to its users, we work in accordance with a number of policies that you can access for information. These policies are available to students and staff, on the Careers - The CORE tab on Blackboard.