Information for University staff
The Enterprise and Employability team 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
Canterbury Christ Church is the first university nationally to launch Career Pulse, an innovative pilot to encourage students to assess and improve their employability, in partnership with careers resource providers Abintegro.
Career Pulse, and the associated seven employability related programmes on The CORE that support it, are all linked to an online Employability Award. Upon completion of all curated tasks and activities across seven programmes, students can download their own Employability Award certificate.
The value of the new Career Pulse tool lies not only in the assessment and scaffolded employability support it offers students, but also in the statistical information it provides the Employability and Skills team. The improved data sets generated by Career Pulse will increase our institutional ability to measure impact and learning gain in relation to employability – a key requirement for the TEF.
Please speak to one of our Employability and Skills Managers to discuss how to promote and utilise Career Pulse and the associated online resources on your programmes.
Career Pulse Tutorial
For enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Related Experience (WRE)
All programmes are required to have a compulsory assessed element of Work-Related Experience (WRE) equivalent to 20 credits from September 2018.
The twenty credit work-related experience is:
- A compulsory and assessed element to the value of twenty credits or equivalent.
- In the form of a single module or across modules and levels within a programme.
- To enable students to achieve specific work-related learning outcomes.
- To be linked with occupationally relevant external organisations.
Work-related Experience Principles
Work-related Experience FAQs
Work-related Experience Examples - Visual Aid
Our Employability and Skills managers work closely with each faculty, to support our academic colleagues working with students to enhance their employability, career planning and progression. Employability and Skills Managers , with the support of the Employment and Enterprise team, also work with academic colleagues to develop work-related experience projects across all programmes.
For initial enquiries, please contact email@example.com
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 2016/17, 94% 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.
The Work Experience Fund
In order to open up more opportunities for our students, we offer undergraduate students, who are undertaking unpaid or low-paid work related experience, a fund to help with the cost of travel. For more information on the Work Experience Fund and elibigibility critera, click here.
Career Development provides Careers Information, Advice 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 are available to view upon request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.