Employability and Entrepreneurship Committee (EEC)

Employability and Entrepreneurship Committee (EEC)
Agenda

2022

2021

Remit

The Employability and Entrepreneurship Committee shall:

i. Develop and drive strategy across the University’s employability, enterprise, and entrepreneurship activities to meet institutional targets and Strategic Plan Performance Indicators linked to the Aberdeen 2040 educational strategy.

Aberdeen 2040 Commitments relating to EEC:

2040 Commitment High-level Action Associated EEC Activity
#7 - Design new courses and programmes which encourage interdisciplinary learning, and ensure that all our students can experience innovative, challenge-led education involving external stakeholders. 1. Building on the breadth curriculum at the University of Aberdeen, and embedded within the Aberdeen 2040 Curriculum, increase the opportunities for interdisciplinary learning across all discipline areas with a focus on the interdisciplinary challenges in Aberdeen 2040.

Ensure that co-curriculum interdisciplinary opportunities are identified as part of the overall work.

a. Provide input into an agreed set of Aberdeen 2040 Graduate Attributes and Skills
as a foundation on which commitments 6, 7, 12 and 17 can be delivered in the subsequent Aberdeen 2040 Curriculum work stream.
#12 - We will equip our graduates for global employment through our curriculum and teaching methods. 2. As part of the Aberdeen 2040 Curriculum workstream, employability, enterprise and entrepreneurial learning and skills will be embedded within our curriculum and co-curriculum. b. Provide input to an agreed set of Aberdeen 2040 Graduate Attributes and Skills as a foundation on which commitments 6, 7, 12 and 17 can be delivered in the subsequent Aberdeen 2040 Curriculum work stream.

These will include employability, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and may be global (for all), disciplinary, and at individual levels.

c. Implement Career Registration for students and graduates and disseminate alongside Graduate Outcome data to inform School and Directorate planning.
d. Provide input to, and bring learning from, the Advance HE employability and entrepreneurship project to inform our Aberdeen 2040 Graduate Attributes and Skills, and further work on employability.
3. Develop a framework, policy and delivery model for enabling all students to have access to placement or equivalent experience. e. Map the current placement (and equivalent experience) provision identifying good practice across the University.
f. Provide input to capturing evidence of scaled placement provision from the sector to inform the high-level action.
4. Support our students to
develop the relevant skills, through their learning, to support their development for global employment.
g. Input into the Aberdeen 2040 Curriculum work to agree a transformational approach to the way we deliver our teaching, learning and assessment, building our experience of blended learning and sector-wide evidence

ii. Setup and monitor task and finish groups, as appropriate for the work highlighted above.

iii. Receive reports from the following:

a. Careers and Employability Service
b. GO Steering Group
c. Institutional Employer Board
d. Monitor quality and approve applications for enhanced transcript recognition and co-curricular activities

iv. Graduate outcomes monitoring, planning and strategy.

Members’ Responsibilities

Each member of the committee will contribute to discussions and feedback on these to their respective areas for comment and further input.

Composition & Membership

Chair: John Barrow / Tracey Innes

Clerk: Alistair McKibben

Email: alisdair.mckibben@abdn.ac.uk

Composition

Co-Chairs:                               

  • Dean for Employability & Entrepreneurship
  • Head of Careers and Employability Service

Membership:                         

  • School Leads for Employability and Entrepreneurship
  • Representative of the Postgraduate Research
  • School Student President of the Students’ Association (or nominee)
  • Vice-President for Education of the Students’ Association
  • A further representative of the Students’ Association

In attendance: 

  • Director of Academic Services and Online Education (or nominee)
  • Head of the Centre for Academic Development (or nominee)

Membership for 2020/21

Role

Name

Chair (Dean for Employability & Entrepreneurship):

John Barrow

Chair (Head of Careers and Employability Service:

Tracey Innes

School Leads for Employability and Entrepreneurship:

 

School of Biological Sciences

Lenka Mbadughab

Business School

Norman Hutchison

School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History

Helen Pierce

School of Education

Alyson Young

School of Engineering

Amir Siddiq

School of Geosciences

David Green

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Chris Gray

School of Law

Justin Borg-Barthet

School of Psychology

Oliver Hamlett

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Heather Morgan

School of Natural and Computing Sciences

tbc

School of Social Science

Stuart Durkin

Student President of the Students’ Association (or nominee)

Vacancy

School of Social Science

Stuart Durkin

Student President of the Students’ Association (or nominee)

Daniella Ekekwe

Enterprise Executive from Impact & Knowledge Exchange Jenna McArthur

Representative of the Postgraduate Research School

Lucy Leiper

Vice-President for Education of the Students’ Association

Ondrej Kucerak

A further representative of the Students’ Association

Flora Alapy (UG)

Director of Academic Services and Online Education (or nominee):

 Gillian Mackintosh

Head of the Centre for Academic Development (or nominee):

Joy Perkins

Clerk:

Alisdair McKibben

Attendance

Attendance

Name

Role

 2 June 2021

John Barrow

Chair (Dean for Employability & Entrepreneurship):

 

Tracey Innes

Chair (Head of Careers and Employability Service:

 

 

School Leads for Employability and Entrepreneurship:

 

Lenka Mbadughab

School of Biological Sciences

 

Norman Hutchison

Business School

 

Helen Pierce

School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History

 

tbc

School of Education

 

Amir Siddiq

School of Engineering

 

David Green

School of Geosciences

 

tbc

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

 

tbc

School of Law

 

tbc

School of Psychology

 

tbc

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

 

tbc

School of Natural and Computing Sciences

 

Stuart Durkin

School of Social Science

 

tbc

Student President of the Students’ Association (or nominee):

 

Lucy Leiper

Representative of the Postgraduate Research School:

 

Ondrej Kucerak

Vice-President for Education of the Students’ Association:

 

tbc

A further representative of the Students’ Association:

 

 Gillian Mackintosh

Director of Academic Services and Online Education (or nominee):

 

Joy Perkins

Head of the Centre for Academic Development (or nominee):

 

Alisdair McKibben

Clerk:

 

 

Minutes

2021 - 2022


2020 - 2021