Westminster’s Employability Strategy shortlisted in the 2019 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards

26 February 2019

The University’s employability strategy has been shortlisted in the Best University Employability Strategy category, sponsored by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 

This celebrates the achievements of higher education institutions in ensuring their undergraduates are ready to achieve their potential in their transition to employment, providing them with a range of skills beyond academic success.

Westminster’s employability team dedicates an entire month to employability activities each year to support students’ career opportunities. It was shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employment Awards in 2016 and 2017.

With support from Santander Universities UK, the Westminster Employability Award is an award programme that supports students’ career development and formally recognises their experience and skills during their time at University.

Monica Deshpande, Head of Employability and Inclusivity at the University, said: “I am delighted that Westminster has been shortlisted at the TARGETjobs Awards. It’s great to see our focus on employability and our strategy for supporting students valued and recognised beyond Westminster. We’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed for the awards night!”

Entries are reviewed and judged independently by graduate employers, with the shortlist released earlier this year and the winner announced at the TARGETjobs Awards ceremony on 4 April 2019. The prestigious event is the largest early careers recruitment awards in the UK.

Find out more about the employability services at the University of Westminster.


About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.


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