The University Web Team has been working with Alan Paull Services on a pilot of their Career Explorer widget – a tool that sits on a webpage and links out to information about careers related to individual courses or subjects.
In one click users can get detailed descriptions of potential careers for students completing a course in that subject with content being drawn from authoritative sources such as:
- The National Careers Service
- Graduate Prospects
- Plan It Plus
- Target Jobs
The collaboration fitted perfectly with the University’s commitment to helping its students gain more than a qualification when they graduate. Even when they are exploring the University’s courses, prospective students can see the sorts of careers that subject may lead to, all through the click of a button.
The Career Explorer was built in partnership with SACU who provide high quality information, advice and guidance on all aspect of Higher Education, the UCAS admissions processes and much more to schools, colleges and universities.
Paddy Callaghan, the University’s Senior Web Developer, worked with APS to add the widget to the site. The coding was simple and straightforward and the widget proved easy to add into the University’s course pages.
A further development will be to add information about the widget to key pages on the University’s website, including the Career and Employability Services site, to encourage more prospective and current students to make use of this great tool.