Top student feedback for the GDC
13 June 2011
It is hard to miss the constant stream of newspaper articles highlighting the preference of employers for university students to receive support to develop basic employability and job seeking skills - such as writing a CV and letter of application and completing an application form correctly etc.
The CBI/NUS Report, 'Working Towards Your Future' (2011), found that 79% of students stated that going to university was to improve their job opportunities. The Report also found that 66% of students wanted more support from their university to become employable.
At LJMU, alongside the WoW skills certificate, the Graduate Development Centre (GDC) runs the highly successful WoW skills workshops and Ready for Work programme sessions designed to help our students make successful transitions into chosen destinations. In 2010/11 96% said they would recommend the sessions to a friend, 98% strongly agreed or agreed that the sessions were well delivered, 98% strongly agreed or agreed that the content was useful and 89% said they felt more confident about managing their future and moving their career forward.
Terry Dray, Director of the Graduate Development Centre, commented: “We work very hard in the GDC to help our students gain a competitive edge. Our colleagues can assist us by recommending GDC programmes to their students. It is clear that we are offering the sort of employer-informed support that students require and rate very highly.”
For more information about the GDC, the WoW Skills Certificate or WoW Skills and Ready for Work workshops visit www.ljmu.ac.uk/wow