Dip, Dabble, Dive and Thrive – integrating sustainability in the extra-curriculum
The University of Exeter’s Career Zone has developed a range of innovative ‘sustainability learning for employability development’ opportunities that students from any year and any discipline can engage with.
These opportunities are available at a variety of levels, from dipping their toes in (dip) to fully submersing in the topic (dive). Engagement in these learning activities enables students to develop real skills, network with employers and professionals from the sector and this permeates the entire student journey, from pre-entry to post-graduation.
These opportunities give all students a baseline understanding of the sustainability agenda, and enables students to test their career ambitions, enabling them to gain relevant experiences, fully explore the options and successfully compete in the graduate recruitment market thereby Thriving in the Sustainability sector or taking their learning and implementing it in whichever sector they choose to work in.
Top 3 learnings:
1 Students are interested in various aspects of sustainability, requiring variety in the employability initiatives delivered.
2 Students from across HASS and STEM disciplines are fully engaged in the sustainability agenda.
3 Students have creative and challenging ideas; some of these have changed the way campus operates.