Employability in your curriculum

Our faculty employability teams work together to bring employability into your courses and onto your modules. Faculty teams deliver a wide variety of experiential activities and sessions that are embedded in your curriculum.

Health and Life Sciences

There are a vide variety of in-curricular employability experiences available to students on Canvas and on Handshake. Remember to check your inbox for invitations to join Canvas courses and complete tasks and activities on Handshake. 

Life Sciences Employability Week (LSWE)

Each November, more than 850 School of Life Sciences and School of Psychology students take part in LSEW. The week involves a variety of employability-enhancing events, skills sessions and interactive tasks and all LSEW activities are HEAR-accredited. Attendance not only offers the opportunity to explore opportunities, develop skills, and make connections, but also allows students to bank attendance towards the Life Sciences Employability Award.

Read about LSEW here.

Enterprise in the Life Sciences Challenge

An exclusive opportunity for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Students from the School of Life Sciences. This three-week challenge offers a platform for students across all years of study and all programmes within the School of Life Sciences to connect with employers across the life sciences sector. The challenge introduces key concepts of entrepreneurial activity from Enterprise Educator, Lib Golding and provides in-depth industry knowledge to develop an enterprising mindset.

Read about ELSC here.

Humanities and Social Sciences

A selection of the employability-enhancing experiences that are built-into the curriculum in the Faculty include:

Transform Society Challenge

Through this challenge, Faculty of Humanities and social Sciences students have access to bespoke events and initiatives designed not only to inspire public sector leadership, but to provide inside information into what employers look for in future leaders. The challeng runs annualy and is designed to help students to build the confidence and skills needed to apply successfully to top graduate schemes that drive social change.

Read more here.

Law Futures Festival

A week of Law employability activities in December, including advice sessions, networking opportunities and employer led panels.

Science and Engineering

We have a well-developed programme of in-curricular activities for students from across the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Below are just some of the employability-enhancing programmes you will experience.

Ignite Your Future, 7th - 11th March (Computer Science)

Ignite Your Future is an employability week in the Department of Computer Science which happens in Semester Two and is packed full of activities with industry. These can take the form of panel events, lectures or networking sessions. Events are open to all students and will take place on Zoom.

Examples of some of the employers involved include:

Launch Your Future, 14th - 18th March (Physical Sciences)

New for 2022! Watch this space for updates on an employability week like no other for School of Physical Sciences students.

Grow Your Future, 28th March - 1st April (Environmental Sciences)

Grow Your Future is week-long, virtual, employability event designed specifically for students from the School of Environmental Sciences. It is partially timetabled into students' academic calendars to ensure it is accessible to all years of study across the School.

The week consists of various co-curricular events, skills sessions delivered by the Faculty team, and industry-led challenges. 

Read the blog

Engineer Your Future, 25th - 29th April (Engineering)

Engineer Your Future is a week of employability activities in the School of Engineering which takes place every April. Events throughought the week offer the opportunity to hear from, and connect with, speakers from industry that work across a range of Engineering disciplines. This year we will also run an event for graduate Engineers who are working outside the field. Events are open to all students and staff in Engineering and across the University of Liverpool.

Employer Connections on Canvas

In addition to faculty-specific employability, we have a multi-disciplinary Canvas space for any student to join to learn more about sectors and industries, explore career paths and meet employers at events. The space is designed by our Employer Connections Team to help you ask questions, get support, try new employer-led challenges and to get connected with the best employers.

Invitations to Employer Connect on Canvas will be sent on 14th February 2022, watch this space!


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