Academic Services


Ways of supporting employability in the curriculum.

Geophysics Internships Evening 

An annually informal evening for Geophysics undergraduates about summer internships.

Contact: Professor David Stevenson, Degree Programme Convenor for Geophysics, School of GeoSciences

Use of Interviews of professionals in course materials 

The use of interviews of well-known professionals in the field to include in course material, fostering the sense of relevance, potential role models and awareness of employability.

Contact: Dr Elaine Bannerman, MSc Co-ordinator, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Professional Skills development

Developing Edinburgh Awards focussed on professional skills development, creating and embedding skills matrices into the student journey.

Contact: Marco Rossi, Student Development Manager, Business School

Postgraduate development

Edinburgh Award for Professional Development - recognition of postgraduate student professional and personal development (Business School)

Contact: School Director of Quality, Business


Careers advice and support for PGR students 

Approaches to making Careers advice and support more visible to the PGR cohort.

Contact: Sophie Ramette, PGR Team leader, School of GeoSciences

Designer in Residence

Final year undergraduate students from Edinburgh College of Art spend half day a week in primary or secondary schools.

Contact: School Director of Quality, Edinburgh College of Art

Festival costume design

Year 2 and 3 Costume Performance students from Edinburgh College of Art worked with Edinburgh International Festival to design and make 250 costumes for the Festival opening event.

Contact: School Director of Quality, Edinburgh College of Art

Work shadowing

To develop employability, the School of Social and Political Sciences piloted a work shadowing initiative for third year undergraduate students.

Contact: School Director of Quality, School of Social and Political Science

School conference with industry connections

The School of Chemistry’s annual Joseph Black Conference benefits research students in their research and professional development. Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively and establish industry connections. (Commended by Internal Review)

Contact: School Director of Quality, School of Chemistry

Supporting Schools on employability

The Careers Service works proactively on employability with School Development Plans. The service has exciting partnerships with Schools, Colleges and across services that represent the personalized service students’ desire. (Commended by Student Support Services Annual Review)

Contact: Service Director