Engage our students

Engage with our students

Engage with our student community to raise the profile of your organisation or industry, through a number of digital and face to face events

The Careers and Employability team offer employers a number of ways to engage with students through our Explore, Experience, Progress Programme.

The two main periods to engage with our students fall between October-November and February, March and May each year.  

What we offer

Employer connections series

This opportunity allows you to raise the profile of your organisation, its brand and values with those you are looking to recruit. Their format can vary to suit you and can be scheduled at any time of the year.

Previous sessions have included employer presentations, skills workshops, speed networking and 1-2-1 sessions and business buses. These sessions are very well received, in particular if they are hosted by a Bath Spa University Alumni now working in your organisation.

Application tips

Our students are always asking for sessions on CVs, cover letters and application forms. These sessions are designed to help students with this very subject but are targeted depending on the industry you work in. They are also co-delivered with a member of our careers coaching team.

Autumn Workfest (19–30 October 2020)

Our fortnight of events is branded and open to all students in all year groups. All events that make up Workfest are designed to upskill and enhance the career opportunities of our students.

This is an opportunity for you to indirectly raise your profile among our students and give something back by delivering a skill session at a time to suit you. Examples of sessions delivered by previous employers include

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Personal branding
  • Resilience
  • Industry insights.

Curriculum and experiential learning projects

Do you have an idea for a project or immersive problem that you would benefit from collaborative student minds working together to provide potential solutions for your organisation.

Working with the Careers and Employability team, we can find the right cohort of students to assist with a real life scenario that helps to raise awareness of your industry, and gives a real flavour of what it would be like to work on projects such as these in your organisation.

Curriculum engagement

Our students and academics really value industry engagement in the curriculum. Help us shape the curriculum and start a conversation with talented future graduates.

For example, employers can input into the design of a module, co-deliver a lecture, give CV and assessment advice, or give feedback on students' dissertations. 

Mentoring

Mentoring provides an opportunity for both the mentor and mentee to gain new skills and learn from others and can be a great conduit to helping the mentee end up working in a similar industry to the mentor.

If you or any members of your organisation would be interested in mentoring a Bath Spa student, then please get in touch with mentoring@bathspa.ac.uk.

Placements/Internships

Placements and internships are valuable opportunities for employers and students to mutually benefit from a period of work experience. Perhaps you have a project that has been on your 'to do' list for a while, or you could benefit from a student bringing fresh ideas to your business.

If so, you may wish to consider offering an opportunity to one of our students. We can advertise opportunities through our MyCareer job portal, which is free to use, and also have a number of funded placement schemes available throughout the year.

To find out more, contact us at placements@bathspa.ac.uk.

Sponsorship and branding

Broaden your reach while also supporting the skills development of the future workforce by sponsoring an employability event such as Workfest, an academic course, module or a student society.

You can also use our digital promotion tools, such as:

  • Targeted emails
  • Our Facebook or Twitter pages
  • A feature in our weekly careers newsletter
  • Student magazine - SPACE
  • Digital screens on campus.

Advertise a vacancy

Register on our MyCareer portal, upload the details of your vacancy, and we'll do the rest, including advising you of the optimum timelines for engaging with our students.

This is a free service for employers, and your vacancies will be accessible to all of our students and graduates, maximising your opportunity to attract the most talented individuals.

To express your interest in any of the above, please complete this form with your details. A member of our team will then follow up with you to discuss your recruitment needs in greater detail. For further information, you can contact the team through bsuemployers@bathspa.ac.uk.

Work with our Students Union

Would you like to work with the Students Union to engage particular types of students in our SU clubs and societies. This could take the form of creating events, running workshops, coaching or mentoring members, helping to develop teamworking and leadership skills, among others.

Contact us

If you would like further information on any of the above opportunities please contact bsuemployers@bathspa.ac.uk 

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