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A novel of twists and surprises


The Enhancing HE Student Employability Award

Sponsored by ESECT, this award recognises and celebrates teamwork in the development of student employability.

Those eligible to apply for the award were teams from institutions delivering higher education qualifications. The teams might be made up of students and staff (for example, academic or academic-related, student developers, careers service,) and can be of different sizes (faculty, course, programme, module). We invited submissions on any scale, from both established and new initiatives; looking at best practice.

A prize of £2,500 was awarded to the institution team who, in the opinion of the judges, has best shown their ability to enhance employability.

The judges sought evidence of:
the embedding of employability in the student experience;
an integrated and strategic approach to working in partnership with others
development of innovatory practice;
progress made in enhancing student’s employability;
an effective evaluation process.

And the winners are....

ESECT Award Winner and Runner-Up

Winner - University of Reading

Career Management Skills course

Runner-up - Sheffield Hallam University

MSC/PgDip Property Appraisal and Management

ESECT Award Highly Commended

London Metropolitan University

University of Glasgow

Glasgow Caledonian University

ESECT Award Well Received

Trinity and All Saints, Leeds

Leeds Metropolitan University

University of Derby

University of Hull

The Independent 'Graduate of the Year' Award

This award is designed to recognise the contribution that a graduate can quickly make to a business using his or her employability skills, and the role of the employer in supporting and developing the graduate, and in recognising achievements.

The Independent award 2005 was presented to a graduate employee and her employer. Judges identified a number of highly recommended entries who were invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Enhancing Employability Conference, held in January 2005, in Birmingham.

The Criteria for entry were as follows:

Nominations must be made by an employer.
Graduate must have entered employment within one year of leaving their academic institution, must have been employed originally as a graduate employee and have been working for the organisation for no more than two years by 1 October 2004.
Any organisation can submit a nomination, and more than one entry per organisation is acceptable.

And the winners are....


Tamara Singh
Nominated by: Andrea Vowles, Graduate Manager, Centrica plc


Gareth Bland
Nominated by: Lee Broughton, Public Relations Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, USA

Highly Commended

Pamela Learmonth and Nicholas Laitner
Nominated by: Adele Biss, Chairman, AS Biss & Co

Karen Wilson
Nominated by: Paul Callaghan, Chairman, The Leighton Group



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