UEL shortlisted for employability skills initiative
25 October 2022
The University of East London has been shortlisted for an HE Innovate Award for its Mental Wealth and Professional Fitness programme.
The awards recognise "innovative approaches to teaching, learning and student support in higher education" in five categories.
The University has been nominated for the "most innovative approach to developing employability skills" which asked award candidates to demonstrate how they were bridging the gap between education and industry, and developing workforce skills.
The University told judges how the Mental Wealth and Professional Fitness programme was embedded into every degree. The modules prepare students for the jobs of the future, teaching skills such as emotional and cognitive intelligence, digital proficiency, and enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The submission said, "Placing careers at the heart of each one of our degrees supports the levelling up agenda and helps prepare our students from the first day of their studies to achieve their career aspirations."
Cherise Basslian, director of Careers and Student Enterprise, said, "We're pleased to have been recognised by the judges for our sector leading work embedding Industry 5.0 skills into every student's tuition.
"The Mental Wealth programme evidences our commitment to supporting students' career journey from day one. This nomination is validation of our progress and recognition of our innovative approach to developing employability skills."
The nomination comes just a few months after the University won top prize for Best University Employability Strategy at the Target Jobs Awards.
The winners of the HE Innovate Awards will be unveiled at a live online ceremony on Thursday 8 December.
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