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Careers Support for HE Students

Careers Guidance

Employment skills and knowledge are embedded into all learning, teaching and assessment on all of our HE courses. Students are encouraged to reflect upon the experiences they have in their workplaces which enriches class activities and provides the opportunity for students to apply theory to their practice. Guest speakers from industry regularly visit college and share their experiences with our students which not only enhances learning, teaching and assessment but also helps with student career decision making and is aspirational.

The college also has a specialist careers team situated in a dedicated area in the St Wilfrid’s building who help all students to make the right choices for their future. There is information on a wide range of careers, university courses across Britain and students have access to various career databases. Anytime during the recruitment, selection and admission phase and after enrolment HE students can seek advice and guidance from a specialist careers adviser to discuss career plans, progression options and/or information and support relating to student finance and applications.  Please contact careers@cardinalnewman.ac.uk for further details or to book an appointment with one of the advisers.

Throughout the academic year the careers team visit HE students in their tutorials to talk about careers and progression options this can then be followed up with a 1-1 appointment.

Each year the careers team organise two events in college, a HE/Progression fair and an Employability Fair to which, both prospective and current students are welcome to attend.

The following website/resource contains lots of postgraduate course advice and careers information www.prospects.ac.uk

Other useful careers resources are:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

https://www.prospects.ac.uk

http://www.postgrad.com/editorial/advice/postgraduate_careers/

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/life-at-middlesex/work-and-career/improving-your-employability

How we will support you – Study Skills

If you are considering applying for an undergraduate degree you probably have many questions from funding to types of courses and entry requirements, there’s a lot to take in.
All the staff at Cardinal Newman College are committed to supporting all prospective students to select the right course that will enable them to become the professional they aspire to be and all enrolled students to achieve the best they can and progress successfully. Within the HE teaching team and across the college we have friendly and experienced teaching and support staff who provide study, career, welfare and technical support to all our students.

Integral to each of our Foundation Degrees is a study skills module which introduces students to a range of fundamental study skills such as the theory of reflection, the skills of referencing, essay and report writing and presenting information to others. Therefore if it has been a while since you last wrote an essay or you’re struggling with your referencing, with our help you can learn how to study more effectively and communicate at an advanced and professional level. Students can arrange one-to-one individual academic support with their module leads or with the resource manager which is especially useful for support with developing referencing skills. https://www.cardinalnewman.ac.uk/university-courses/librarysupport/ Weekly tutorial sessions are embedded into course delivery and sessions focus on study skills as well as personal and professional development such as mindfulness and careers / progression guidance.

At Level 6, BA (Hons) Working with Children in Early Years and Education students are allocated a dissertation supervisor who they meet with regularly for 1:1 support throughout the academic year. Some students prefer to hold these meetings on Wednesday mornings before the start of classes but we are flexible to fit these meetings around student’s other commitments.

Our Access and Participation statement provides up to date information relating to our enrolments, student outcomes and how we support prospective and our enrolled students https://www.cardinalnewman.ac.uk/university-courses/access-and-participation-statement/

Many of our students are over 21 and we appreciate returning to education may seem daunting. However, being a little older brings with it many advantages and benefits so if you want to start a new career, improve your current job prospects or simply wish to study a subject you love, we can help you achieve your goals.

We welcome all enquiries, please contact Kathy Salisbury Assistant Principal (HE) ksalisbury@cardinalnewman.ac.uk (01772 460181 ext: 2282) for further details.

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