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April 12, 2011

Student Careers & Skills Strategy

Met with Sue Bennett the Director of Student Careers and Skills to gain more understanding into the Student Careers & Skills strategy and how it is created.

The Meeting

Sue Bennett explained how the Student Careers & Skills strategy is formed and her role within the department. Student Careers & Skills was restructured and fully integrated in July 2010.  The department is currently within its first year of running.  Student Careers & Skills was created by the merging of Careers, CSDE, Postgraduate Researchers, Volunteers and Employer Connect.  The University felt that all these departments were scattered and should be pulled into one department for student’s recruitment, retention, satisfaction, progression and achievement.


After having this meeting with Sue Bennett it made me feel more enthusiastic about work as I can see the goals and aims we are working to as a department.  

As a Centre we do have team meetings that require input into the strategies and then this is also cascaded down to the individual team meetings.  But to meet with Sue and have her explain how the strategies are written it made it seem much more clear with a proper and coherent plan.  

I really must start organising my portfolio (I've even bought the plastic wallets to go into a ring binder).  Will start this tomorrow night!

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