Careers and Employability

MyCareerHub at the BU Service Excellence Conference

The BU Careers & Employability Service showcased their recently updated MyCareerHub system at the BU Service Excellence Conference with the opportunity, for those who took part in a MyCareerHub activity, to win a bottle of Prosecco. A total of 49 staff from across the university took part in the activity and the lucky winner was… Read more »

Reflective practice as a means to improve personal and professional effectiveness

From an employability perspective, we often talk about the key skills required by employers with the emphasis being placed on graduates who have well developed interpersonal skills such as self awareness, the ability to communicate effectively, self management etc. However, in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, reflective practice can be a useful tool… Read more »

Accelerated degrees and switching courses – responses to government consultation

The Department for Education published findings from the Call for Evidence on Accelerated Courses and Switching Degrees on 20th December. This consultation closed in July 2016 – read BU’s response here. The high number of responses had been noted earlier, the report gives evidence of an interesting campaign: “we received responses from 44 higher education… Read more »

Employability – Service Sector Careers Fair – Kimmeridge House from 11am – 3pm on 23rdNovember 2016

The Faculty of Management is holding a Service Sector Careers Fair for students wishing to work in the following sectors: Hospitality Tourism Retail Events Leisure Students will have the opportunity to network with over 50 Service Sector organisations and find out about Placement & Graduate opportunities. The fair is being held in KG01, K101 & K103 in Kimmeridge House from 11am… Read more »

BU is hosting the National PASS/PAL Leader Conference 2016 this weekend (4th-6th November)

BU is hosting the 7th annual UK, Ireland and European PAL Leader Conference between 4th to 6th November. The conference will be attended by PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leaders from 34 universities around the UK, Ireland and Europe in order to share best practice and celebrate the success of the scheme. 40 staff members will be… Read more »

Faculty of Management Placement Development Advisor report 2015-16

Felicity Robinson – Senior Placement Development Advisor has produced the Faculty of Management Annual Report for 2015-16 for all AACSB accredited courses. It makes an interesting read and is particularly helpful in considering the perceptions and views of both students and employers. Please follow the link below to view the report bs-annual-report-2015-16

Interactive Employability Workshop – 5th October in PG30a 13:00 – 14:30 Placement Experience and Learning Motivations in HE

Dr James Gavin from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity will be delivering an interactive CEL workshop on Wednesday 5th October in PG30a at 13:00. Dr Gavin’s research suggests motivation is critical for academic learning and achievement, and particularly student engagement in the first year at university. Based upon his recent paper, this workshop… Read more »

Fair Access Research – news update

As part of the Fair Access Research project we wanted to share with you news and data that has been making headlines over August. HEFCE published Differences in employment outcomes: Comparison of 2008-09 and 2010-11 first degree graduates. One of the most significant findings related to outcomes differences for black and minority ethnic graduates. The report… Read more »

Co-creation report: 3rd Year Adult Student Nurses join the Adult Nursing Interview Panels

Third year adult nursing students were offered the opportunity to join the interview panels for the selection of candidates wishing to gain a place on the adult nursing programme at Bournemouth University. Ten volunteer students were recruited and attended a foundational training programme. Students committed to attending five interview sessions and joined an academic, a… Read more »

Careers and Employability CEL Seminar

A few weeks ago, the Careers and Employability Service delivered a well received, thought-provoking,  seminar for CEL focusing on the topic of employability and career guidance. Participants were asked to consider how their own careers have evolved and whether or not they had received advice and guidance along the way. It seemed for most, their… Read more »