4. Links with lectures:
a. Hub tour early on in induction and as part of the academic timetable would be an excellent way to create a sense of partnership between academic staff and students, and the CES.
5. E-appointment system:
a. Removing barriers to booking appointments and accessing human resource. This is a recurring theme in SFG discussions and students in this group suggested some solutions to what they perceive to be a difficult process.
i. Using the Careers & Employability App to book appointments. The library and laundry room have facility for students to view free devices, could we do this with appointments and drop-in services?
ii. Use an online booking system to book appointments (as with many Doctor’s surgeries) and have an email generated reminder with FAQs for the appointment.
iii. Laptop or iPad to book yourself an appointment or to view availability as you walk past
iv. Drop-in sessions so you can just turn up ‘would be good’
1. Bright, welcoming, eye catching, bright, adaptable, spacious, inviting, comfortable. Students felt it was good to be able to see in from the outside.
2. Resources shelves are very useful:
a. Subject specific/ Faculty/Occupation organisation would be good
3. Alumni case studies in the window- make them more interesting/engaging/obvious that they are alumni that have used the service
a. They work as they are inspirational, encouraging. They could be added around the resources shelves and around campus (specific to the careers service) as students felt very positive about them.
Next Meeting: Thursday 23 February 2017