Career week develops student employability skills

The University of Wolverhampton focused on career development for a week by offering students the chance to participate in a range of events, workshops and field trips as part of their studies.

The University’s second Career Development Week (CDW) saw over 200 events taking place across all four Faculties including First Aid taster sessions, visits to theatres, art galleries, museums, prisons and wildlife sanctuaries.

Students took part in film challenges, learned how to write screenplays, design bridges, measure bones and participated in a range of sporting and health and wellbeing activities.

Employability and Careers Fairs were held at all campuses, offering advice and guidance for students preparing to enter the world of work.


Dr Richard Medcalf, Associate Dean (Academic Enhancement) at the University, said: “Our second Career Development Week was again the place for some really exciting student activities and outcomes.

“Hundreds of students gained new qualifications, and thousands enjoyed experiences which wouldn’t have been possible without the effort and dedication of colleagues in Faculties who really brought CDW to life. The outcomes of the week will be felt in the academic experiences of students from across the University.”

Lucy Ratcliffe, a Musical Theatre student at Walsall Campus, attended a vocal harmony workshop delivered by actor/singer Joe Vetch.  She said:  “Thanks so much for the vocal harmony workshop!  It was such a pleasure getting to sing with you and I’ll definitely be taking on board all of your advice.”



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