University scoops prize for Masters initiative

University scoops prize for Masters initiative

The University won a coveted award at last week's Times Higher Education Awards, in a partnership led by the University of Edinburgh.

The award was the Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative award for the Making the Most of Masters (MMM) taught postgraduate programme.

The project aims to improve collaboration between employers and universities by providing opportunities for master’s students to undertake work-based projects.

It is supported by the Scottish Funding Council and is a partnership between the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Stirling.

Dr Zachary Hickman and Wendy Rudland from the University's Career’s Service have been working on the project.

Dr Hickman, Employer Engagement Coordinator at the University, said: “The Careers Service is extremely pleased to have won this prestigious award.  This recognises the hard work that has gone into developing a very successful initiative that has proven to develop Masters Student’s employability, which has added value to University of Aberdeen Masters degrees, and which has linked significant numbers of organisations and employers to the University. 

“We have grown year upon year with increased academic and industry support, and this novel initiative has been rewarded with the outstanding employer engagement award.  Our package of support and the clear benefit to industry in engaging with the Careers Service and MMM has ensured we have now established sustainable and meaningful collaborations.”

For further information about the MMM, please email w.rudland@abdn.ac.uk or z.hickman@abdn.ac.uk

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