A presentation from the STEM Annual Conference 2014.
During the 2013-14 academic year, Second Year students in the School of Maths & Stats at Newcastle University have had the opportunity to take part in a series of non-compulsory (but timetabled) events and activities aimed at developing their transferable skills and knowledge of possible graduate job opportunities and improving their application and interview skills. Successful attendance at the sessions and completion of the tasks will lead to them being awarded the School of Maths & Stats Career Management Skills Award. Ultimately the aim is for the award to appear on their Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).
This presentation will focus on
- some of the reasons behind setting up the award, e.g. student surveys, discussion with academic and careers service colleagues and graduate employers;
- the details of the award, the events that were held and the activities that the students engaged with;
- thoughts on how the events and activities were received through personal reflection and student evaluations.
We will discuss what we have learned, what was successful and what we will change for future years.