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Senate meeting - Wednesday 30 May

The next meeting of the University Senate takes place on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 2pm.

All members of staff are warmly invited to the presentation and discussion section of Senate, the theme of which will be ‘Student Careers and Employability.’  This section poses a valuable opportunity for all staff members to engage with, and contribute ideas to, this discussion.

Tea and coffee will be served after the session.

Presentation and Discussion: Student Careers and Employability

Universities face growing scrutiny of their graduate outcomes from Government, employers and students at individual, economic and societal levels.  In recent years, at institutional level, our first degree graduates have entered employment or further study at rates lower than the UK, Scottish and Russell Group averages, and we see considerable disparity in the quality of graduate outcomes.

The Student Experience at Edinburgh, however, has the potential to equip graduates with skills, mind-sets and experiences which open up a world of future career opportunities, and which enable them to navigate an ever-changing workplace. 

How then can the University community work to ensure that sufficient opportunities are available to all of its students, and to support them in capitalising on these opportunities and developing as rounded and successful graduates?

This session of short presentations and discussion will provide context and insight into current and planned activity.  It will also enable Senate to consider how we bring about a step change in equipping all of our students for future success in a dynamic global labour market.  


Speakers are drawn from staff and students from across the University and beyond: 

Edinburgh in context

Shelagh Green, Director for Careers & Employability

Preparing for the future graduate labour market

Graduate Recruiter (TBC)

A School-wide approach 

Prof Ewen Cameron, Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography, and Head of School, History, Classic and Archaeology  

Collaboration: Concept to Consumer 

Dr Phil Bailey and Student (TBC), Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry

Next steps

Professor Susan Rhind, Assistant Principal (Assessment and Feedback)

Meeting details

Wednesday 30 May 2018, 14.00 – 16.00, Playfair Library, Old College

Members of staff who are interested in attending the meeting must book a place through MyEd due to venue capacity requirements.


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