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.
Our new student-facing three Es framework – Evaluate, Explore, Enact – is a College-wide initiative designed to help enable all students to move on to successful graduate careers. It implements a staged approach for students, and brings together services and support across the College to create a coherent careers achievement plan.
The framework will increase students’ engagement and understanding of how their degree is preparing them for success. A key component of this support is our Personal Tutor network.
Supporting our students' employability
- From the next academic year 2019/20, we’ll be adding one question to the compulsory Careers Registration Survey that will ask students about the careers support provided by their Personal Tutor. We hope that students would be able to confirm that they’ve had a minimum of one short conversation per undergraduate year about their career aspirations when they are surveyed
- To support Personal Tutors to deliver this, the Careers & Employability Service team have created online resources (see below) which focus on the ‘Evaluate. Explore. Enact’ three-stage framework
- The team have worked with your departmental Careers Liaison Tutor to understand the employability guidance you currently provide, so these new resources – in the form of videos and hand sheets – have been designed to ‘dovetail’ with existing careers-related Personal Tutor activities in your department.
This toolkit – outlined below in the form of questions and answers, as well as resources – explains what Personal Tutors need to know about the framework and what you need to do to help prepare our students for the the modern workplace.
A separate toolkit is also available for colleagues working in Academic Departments.