Sharing Best Practice in Employability

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School, M15 6BW

The Wakeham Review of the STEM Degree Provision and Graduate Employability, published in April 2016, raised concerns around employability prospects for students graduating from Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences.  For graduates from these disciplines, there is above average unemployment, and a high proportion in non-graduate and low-paid roles.

On 11th April, the IES and the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES) will be running a workshop to explore how employability is delivered across educational institutions, looking to identify key challenges and showcase best practice. The aim of the workshop is to determine priority areas for improvement and the practical pathways to embedding employability. 

CHES currently accredits 105 individual programmes across 36 Higher and Further Education Institutions, both in the UK and internationally. Now, more than ever, CHES provides the crucial voice needed in environmental education.

Who should attend

This event is for academics involved in Higher Education and Further Education from Earth, Marine and Environmental Science subjects and any IES members who employ environmental graduates.

Draft Agenda

13:00  Registration & lunch
13:45  Activity exploring how employability is delivered at participating universities 
14:30  Mapping employability provision from a student's perspective
15.00  Plenary
15:30  Showcasing best practice

Calling for Submissions of Best Practice

We are calling for you to submit examples of how you effectively deliver employability within your institution. Submit your examples by 4th April to ensure your programme is part of the showcase.


Free for all attendees.


Register to attend. Quote password AprilWorkshop when prompted

Registered attendees must advise up to 2 weeks prior should they no longer be able to attend. Cancellations and no-shows after this point will be charged a £25 fee.

Getting there

There is no parking onsite, but the Business School is only a 10 minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road Station and accessible from other trains stations. For more information on travel options, please visit the MMU website.


The IES and CHES aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email Chloe Fletcher or call +44 (0)20 7601 1920.

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Who to contact

Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Officer

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