Careers Aspiration Strategy Framework


At Royal Holloway, we aim to offer an excellent education that equips our students with the knowledge and skills that will help them to succeed in a competitive, global workplace. A key component of this support is our employability framework and, in order to ensure that there is a joined-up approach to employability at Royal Holloway, all colleagues need to be aware of the framework.

We can all help to improve our students’ understanding of how their degree and extra-curricular activities are preparing them for graduate success. You don’t need to be a careers expert, give careers advice, or to know the employability framework in detail, but it is helpful to understand the framework and be able to sign post students to the online resources if required.

You can learn more about the background to the strategy in this document.


The Royal Holloway Passport Award

The College’s Passport Award is being retired at the end of August so that the College can move from an ‘employability award’ to a clearer, and more tangible, resource that supports the development of skills graduate recruiters look for. This builds on the work of the College’s Careers Aspiration Strategy. This clearer focus on ‘skills’ has been informed by consultation with students and colleagues regarding the Passport Award and endorsed by Executive Board. This development will help ensure:

  1. All students can access the support and resources effectively;
  2. Colleagues are supported in developing and contextualising what they already deliver/ plan to deliver through learning, teaching and assessment;
  3. Students can more readily reflect on areas of development; and
  4. Students know how to effectively articulate evidence they have skills required by employers in CVs, applications and at interview.

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Your toolkit

To help us achieve this aim, we have created three toolkits for colleagues across the College.


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I am a Personal Tutor

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I work in Professional Services

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