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What you told us:
You said that as a student on the Doha campus, you felt left out of opportunities made available through the Careers & Employability Service

What we did:
Careers Service events were introduced In Doha and promoted to students via LinkedIn. CV assistance is now being offered to students in Doha to assist with internship applications, in the form of face-to-face guidance as well as CV templates relevant to students in Doha. Furthermore, STAR awards and co-curricular programmes are currently under review to render them less campus-centric and more inclusive for the Qatar campus.


What you told us:
You said that as online and/or distance learning students, you felt left out of opportunities made available through the Careers & Employability Service

What we did:
The STAR awards and co-curricular programmes are currently under review to render them less campus-centric. Appointments can now also be booked and arranged online and via telephone as well as in person.


What you told us:
You said you wanted more Careers Fairs and events.

What we did:
A full shcedule of careers events has now been planned for the coming academic year.


What you told us:
Updates from University societies and sports clubs were lacking and information about Societies was difficult to find online.

What we did:
AUSA is investigating the possibility of additional training for societies on how to update their websites autonomously and support the distribution of society news via AUSA's new app.


What you told us:
You said that you didn't understand the fees, charges and insurances around Sports Clubs.

What we did:
A series of website 'how to' guides are currently being created so that students understand the process of applying for a grant, which sports clubs require additional insurances and the fees for each sports club.


What you told us:
You said that Sports clubs were at times elitist and catered more to people with more experience or developed skills.

What we did:
The AUSA website has now been updated to show which clubs are best suited to those with existing skills in that particular sport.


What you told us:
You said that it was difficult to find information about different AUSA groups on the website.

What we did:
AUSA groups are receiving training on using the website to help them update the website autonomously, meaning information given is more up-to-date and clear.


What you told us:
You said that the AUSA Committees and Student Council were not diverse and lacked engagement.

What we did:
The AUSA policy process is changing to allow for greater transparency and to encourage more students to engage.


What you told us:
You told us that PGR events were not well catered for.

What we did:
Additional PGR focused events will be organised, including networking events. The PGR forum and committee will also be more actively promoted, as platforms that exist to facilitate PGR representation within AUSA.


What you told us:
The AUSA app does not work.

What we did:
A new app is being investigated which will help students find information on the range of AUSA representation, events and services they have access to through AUSA. Improved integration with AUSA's website also means that students can buy tickets for events, find more information, purchase society or sports club memberships, and see the latest AUSA news all within the app.


What you told us:
You said you would welcome Enhanced Transcript recognition for successfully passing the Leadership Academy.

What we did:
We sought recognition from the University and this was introduced in April 2017.


What you told us:
You said you would welcome a wider range of employer-led workshops offered as part of the STAR Award and Leadership Academy.

What we did:
We identified additional employers and external organisations and increased the number of Leadership Academy workshops from 10 to 16 sessions and from 36 to 41 for the STAR Award in the academic year 2017/18


What you told us:
You said in the Summer Activities Survey 2016 you would welcome additional work experience opportunities.

What we did:
Our Careers Department has worked in partnership with the School of Engineering to introduce a 15 credit course, Engineering Work Experience ED251A and launched an innovative, on-campus part-time internship programme InternPlus.