Student Focus Group – help shape the service

Emily Packer, University of Plymouth Careers Advisor

“I'm Emily Packer, a careers adviser here at University of Plymouth and I, alongside my colleagues, will be running the Careers & Employability Student Focus Group for 2018 – 2019. If you have any questions about getting involved, please email me.”

Are you interested in taking part in the student focus group for Careers & Employability? Watch our video to find out more

Dates and booking information

  • Thursday 25 October 2018 – book now
  • Tuesday 13 November 2018 Book – book now
  • Monday 26 November 2018 Book – book now 
  • Tuesday 19 February 2019 Book – book now 
  • Celebration Event: Tuesday 19 March 2019 – book now 

If you have any enquiries about the focus groups and would like to know more, you can email Emily Packer.

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The Careers & Employability Service takes the views of its students very seriously and we know how powerful the student voice can be in shaping a service that delivers excellence for its students. 

  • Would you like to help us design and improve our services? 
  • Got some great idea that you think would improve careers and employability in the University?
  • Want to earn a £10 Amazon voucher every time you attend?

We want to hear your opinions on employability, thoughts and ideas on our service and events, to influence and inform what we will do next.

Over the next academic year, we will be operating a 'Help us Get it Right' Student Focus Group to give you, our students, the opportunity to shape the future of the Careers & Employability Service. 

Your opinion is important to us

Joining the Careers & Employability focus groups means you can really make a difference to how our service is shaped and at the same time, strengthen your employability skills.

What better than being able to give a potential employer an example of how you used your student experience to shape the delivery of a key student service? 

There will be four sessions across the year and for your valuable input, we are not only offering the chance for you to strengthen key skills, but we will also offer you a £10 Amazon voucher for each session attended. All your input will be celebrated on our celebration event on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Which students can attend?

Any student! Our Student Focus Groups will ideally contain students from all years, and from a range of courses. If you would like to be part of the student focus group but cannot travel to the Roland Levinsky Building then email Emily Packer to arrange a Skype or Skype Messenger discussion.

How do I get involved?

All the dates for the Student Focus Groups are listed above; just select the link to book yourself a place. If you have any questions just email Emily Packer

We can’t wait to work with you.

Student Focus Group session notes

Have a look at our session notes from the Student Focus Groups in 2017/18 and 2016/17.