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What is Herts Empowerment and how does it work?

Herts Empowerment is an open, ongoing forum whereby students can leave feedback about any issues that are impacting their time at uni, or let us know of any ideas they might have that would enrich the academic or student experience here at Herts. All students at the University of Hertfordshire are welcome to leave comments on this page about any ideas or issues they would like us to look into. Your Vice President Community will review these on a regular basis and explore each of them in-depth, ensuring your feedback is raised with the relevant parties. Dependent on the nature of your comment, Prosasti will share your feedback or idea with other Elected Officers, colleagues in the Students' Union, staff members at the University and/or local authorities. When progress has been made, our Elected Officers will respond to comments, informing students on what action they have taken to address your feedback or idea.


Please note that, as a Union, there are some things in the University we don’t have control over and can’t necessarily change. We can, however, make sure your voices are heard and lobby the University to address issues that are important to you. We will be able to take forward serious issues to the university's senior leadership team.


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    Work-ready skills and Work experience


      Relevant work experience, among other qualities is something that many employers highly value from graduates, or more specifically the communication, team-working and problem-solving skills acquired from their work experiences.

      However, because of Covid-19, many students last year, this year, and possibly the next year, particularly with placement years could or may have missed out on important opportunities to gain valuable work experience or work-ready skills to help with their employability.


      - Encourage and assist students in any year to pursue part-time or temporary work or extra-curricular activities alongside their studies to help them build up their CV and experience.


      And taking into consideration of some students who may struggle with their studies, or do not have the time, capacity or commitment for part-time work:

      - Increase promotion and encouragement on joining at least 1 university society of their choice to help them build their networks, strong friendships with people, and develop their social skills/ interests to further enrich their university experience.

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