By Louise Drewery on 10 July 2019
The University of Hull is calling on employers across the region to help shape the future of the degree programmes they offer to help ensure businesses continue to get a rich pipeline of talented students.
The University of Hull is starting a comprehensive review of the programmes it teaches to make sure it continues to attract the best calibre students and prepare them for employment.
As part of that process, businesses and stakeholders are being invited to share their own views to help ensure courses are relevant and add value to employers in this region, nationally and overseas.
The revised programmes will reflect the skills graduates need to succeed in their career in what is a fast changing employment market, balancing deep subject knowledge with development of skills such as empathy, creativity, entrepreneurship, sustainability, negotiation and communication.
Director of Educational Transformation, Professor Michael Gratzke, says: “As part of our commitment to shaping a fairer and brighter world, and upholding our values around inclusivity, we’re also working to close attainment gaps for students from diverse cultural backgrounds, from lower-income households and for students with a disability.”
The work to transform programmes will run in three phases, beginning with a small pilot project as Phase I over the summer. This will cover Psychology, Computer Sciences & Technology, Economics and English with Creative Writing and the University wants input from employers and entrepreneurs as it works through these disciplines.
Professor Gratzke adds: “After the summer, we’ll begin the second phase - delivering the updated programmes online and from our Hull Campus and working with a wider group of employers and entrepreneurs on other programmes.
“In the final phase, we’ll roll out the project to our regional and overseas partner institutions.”
If you would like to get involved and share your insights, please contact the Director of Educational Transformation, Professor Michael Gratzke on M.Gratzke@hull.ac.uk