‘Mission Employable’: Creating a student-led employability strategy for the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

Charlotte Medland, James Tribe, Amber Dudley, Verity Smith, Dr Eleanor Quince

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This paper is the case study of a project undertaken over summer 2014 by Dr Eleanor Quince (Director of Employability) and student interns Charlotte Medland, Verity Smith, Amber Dudley and James Tribe at the University of Southampton in the Faculty of Humanities. The Faculty hosts over 3,000 students studying single or combined degrees across seven disciplines: Archaeology, English, Film, History, Modern Languages, Music and Philosophy. Our internship remit was to create and launch a new student-led employability strategy for the Faculty of Humanities. The strategy needed to be both engaging and flexible, with tailored options for each of the seven disciplines.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v1i1.207

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