HEAR: Employability and Entrepreneurship

Things you can do to make your ideas happen and advance your career.

Primary page content

Anthropology

Description

This student has completed a programme of workshops and events focussed on working in the Visual and Media Industries and produced a portfolio of reflective evidence on skills developed. Skills include self-awareness, commercial awareness, research, networking, network mapping and professional presentation skills.

Criteria

  • 1 Alumni Panel
  • 1 Careers Talk (Evening Event with one guest/alumni)
  • 2 Site visits – afternoon
  • 3 practical workshops that will result in the production of a range of valuable personal material for you to shape and develop your career progression, and employment or self-employment opportunities as a result of participating in this personal and professional development programme.

How can I find out more?

Contact Karen MacIntyre in Careers or Adrian De La Court in SYNAPSE

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies (MCCS)

Description

This student has completed a programme of workshops and events focused on working in the Media Industries. They produced a portfolio of reflective evidence showing academic and practical skills developed to prepare them for industry employment or self-employment. Skills include research, networking, network mapping, industry awareness and personal & professional presentation skills.

Criteria

  • 3 alumni panel events and follow on networking events over 2 terms (1.5 – 2hrs each
  • 3 practical workshop sessions (2 – 3hrs each)

You will submit for verification:

  • An individual Network Map
  • A working CV and brief portfolio of employment opportunities
  • An individual Action Plan

Where can I find out more?

Contact Karen MacIntyre in Careers or Adrian De La Court from SYNAPSE.

Volunteering

This student has participated in at least 30 hours of volunteering in the local community or with an external charitable, voluntary or community organisation verified by the Careers Service. They have completed a volunteering log, reflecting on the experience and skills they have developed.

Criteria

Complete the reflective log which includes:

  • name and staff contact at organisation(s) you have volunteered with
  • record the hours completed
  • provide details of activities completed
  • answer three reflective questions
  • provide a reference from named point of contact within organisation(s)

Submit reflective log to Dee (electronically or hard copy in person) by 30 April to be signed off.

How do I find out more?

Talk to Dee Saund, Careers Service Volunteering Coordinator. Dee runs bookable appointments between 11-1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Book an appointment on CareerSpace.

This student has participated in at least 50 hours of volunteering in the local community or with an external charitable, voluntary or community organisation verified by the Careers Service. They have completed a volunteering log, reflecting on the experience and skills they have developed.

Criteria

Complete the reflective log which includes:

  • name and staff contact at organisation(s) you have volunteered with
  • record the hours completed
  • provide details of activities completed
  • answer three reflective questions
  • provide a reference from named point of contact within organisation(s)

Submit reflective log to Dee Saund (electronically or hard copy in person) by 30 April to be signed off.

Awards

Gold Award is a one-year personal and professional development programme increasing students’ self-awareness and developing their key skills including presentation skills, self-confidence and organisation skills. Students must complete 40 hours of work experience or volunteering, attend a set of careers workshops and regularly reflect on their experiences, learning and career development.

Find out more about the Gold Award.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR you must have satisfactorily completed the Gold Award in line with the current Gold Award Criteria.

How do I find out more?

Find out more information about the Gold Award or contact Chloe Johnstone, Gold Award Coordinator for more information.

Description

Innovation Award winners are selected through a competitive awards process which includes pitching their ideas to an expert panel. Only a small number of the most innovative, sustainable business ideas win and receive support in the form of finance and mentoring. Students demonstrate entrepreneurship, creative thinking and problem solving, commercial awareness, and presentation skills.

Criteria

  • Submit an application form to the Innovation Awards by the deadline
  • Get shortlisted, and attend either a workshop or 121 session on preparing for your pitch
  • Pitch your idea to the awards panel on the arranged date
  • Be chosen by the awards panel as a winner of the award
  • Complete the required paperwork at the end of the process, and provide a summary of your business idea for promotional purposes

How do I find out more?

Contact Anthony Crowther, Student Enterprise and Skills Manager for more details.