Paddy Fowler, Adam Donnan, Chloe Fletcher, Rhianna Jarvis
October 2018

A collaborative approach to improving graduate employment outcomes

The 2016 Wakeham review of STEM Degree Provision and Graduate Employability identified poor graduate employability statistics across a number of STEM subjects, including Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences (EMES).

The Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the collective voice of the environmental sciences and related disciplines in higher and further education, sits in an excellent position to make a difference for the employability outcomes of graduates from EMES subjects. With over 100 accredited courses at 40 universities and further education institutions worldwide, CHES supports students who are currently undertaking, or who have graduated with, a degree in an environmental science related discipline. Their connection to the profession through the IES means they are able to support individuals throughout the entirety of their careers, from initial journeys in academia through to becoming established environmental science professionals.

This report constitutes a record of the Employability Workshop hosted at Manchester Metropolitan University on the 11th April, 2018. Collectively, it documents the workshop outline and activities undertaken, the primary discussion points from the day, established outcomes, and the intended future actions to be taken forward by both CHES and the IES.

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