Herts Empowerment

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What is HertsEmpowerment and how does it work?


HertsEmpowerment is a forum for students to be able to leave feedback about things impacting them at university. You can leave a comment on this page and we will assign it to one of our Elected Officers who will look at your comment in-depth and decide what actions would be best to take your feedback forwards and help. Our Elected Officers will then leave comments informing students on what action they have taken to address your feedback and concerns. 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, and take forward serious issues to the university Senior Leadership team.

 

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    Work-ready skills and Work experience

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      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.

      Suggestions:

      - 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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