Prize awarded to Roehampton careers service

The University of Roehampton's Alumni, Development and Careers Team is the Abintegro Student Engagement Winner for Developing Employability 2017. The award is based on the Abintegro Employability Index report which analyses 1.1 million employability activities from 112,000 students across 72 qualifying institutions in the UK.

Posted: 27 July 2017

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Roehampton's dedicated online platform URCareerLink is a comprehensive and dynamic service which gives students access to careers resources and activities. URCareerLink features a CV and cover letter builder, interactive interview simulator, career assessments and suite of e-learning courses. It also has an extensive job search facility and students can sign up to receive regular newsletters.

The University has been recognised for its engagement with students to drive awareness of careers support following a dramatic increase in resources accessed online. The online portal complements the careers support provided through individual advice and guidance, careers events, curriculum sessions, workshops and e-mentoring scheme.

Julie Powell, Head of Careers at Roehampton, comments, "We've been transforming our online career activity and engagement with Roehampton students and alumni to help them access as much support as possible as they prepare for the world of work.

"Looking ahead we're going to develop our services further and we'll be launching a new mobile app containing all the tools, assessments, e-learning, and custom content, so that access to support can be even easier. Awareness and engagement with students is a major focus for our careers team and this award is very exciting."

With 92% of Roehampton graduates in work or further study within six months of finishing their studies*, the University is committed to equipping students with the skills they need for promising futures. For more information about careers support at Roehampton, visit the Careers page.

*From Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Institutions (DLHE) survey July 2017.

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