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Employability and Skills Working Group

The Employability and Skills Working Group is a working group of the Education Committee

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Membership 2021/22

Chair: Academic Director Employability and Skills

Professor Pat Tissington

Faculty of Arts representatives

Dr Heidi Ashton

Dr Rebecca Stone

Faculty of Social Sciences representatives

Professor Sue Newell

Dr Karen Simecek

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine representatives

Dr Jon Duffy

Lee Griffin

Academic Director Partnerships

Professor Will Curtis

Director of Student Opportunity

Roberta Wooldridge Smith

Head of Careers, Student Opportunity

Anne Wilson

SU representative

Fay Shorter

SU Sabbatical Officers

Will Brewer

Chih-hsiang Lo

Library representative

Ant Brewerton

Alumni Engagement representative

Andrea Crowley

International Strategy and Relations representative

Gillian Olivieri

Warwick Enterprise representative

Rachel Davis

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Terms of Reference

The intent is for the ESWG to consist of experts and key stakeholders in employability across the institution.

Overall aim: to be the body that coordinates and oversees activities relating to the delivery of the employability strand of the Education Strategy.

Specifically to:

  1. Oversee the delivery of the Employability Strategy
  2. Develop strategies and policies in relation to employability and skills
  3. Act as the forum for employability across the university
  4. Ensure the preparation of periodic reports on the overall operation of the University’s employability offer to the Education Committee and AQSC via SLEEC
  5. Ensure the development of systems for the collection and sharing of employability content to inform planning, facilitate alignment and share best practice
  6. Be the means of coordination between the employability activities of academic departments, Students’ Union and Professional Service Departments
  7. Create plans for the enhancement of employability related elements of the student experience
  8. Ensure the development of systems for the collection and sharing of employability initiatives to inform planning, facilitate alignment and share best practice
  9. Receive and analyse datasets relating to employability, and recommend actions
  10. Develop narratives for TEF submissions
  11. Oversee the content that is included in Section 6.1 of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

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Reporting Structure

The Employability and Skills Working Group reports to the Education Committee and (where appropriate) to AQSC.

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Secretariat

Secretary: Ian Scrase, Careers Team, Student Opportunity (I dot J dot Scrase at warwick dot ac dot uk)

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Meetings

Meetings to be held once each term and to be timetabled to enable ESWG to report in to Education Committee.

The ESWG may decide to establish small "task and finish" groups for specific projects that can meet as appropriate.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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