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Posted: 19/04/12

Undergraduates set to impress employers

Up to one hundred higher education students at West Nottinghamshire College will showcase their final-year projects to local and regional employers at an event next week.

The Employer Showcase takes place at the college’s Ransom Hall site, on the Ransom Wood Business Park, Mansfield, on Tuesday (24 April).

Full-time students from software development, communication and networking technologies, sport and coaching, sport and fitness, sport and science, and public services and law courses will display their work from 10am to 1pm.

Part-time students from business management, public sector administration, corporate administration and operational management courses will do the same from 3pm to 6pm.

The students, who are all on foundation degree programmes, will also discuss their projects with representatives from private and public sector employers and seeking their professional feedback.

This is the third year the college has staged the event, aimed at helping students develop the employability skills needed in today’s challenging and competitive job market.

HE and international manager, Dani MacKinnon, said: “This is a unique opportunity for our undergraduates to showcase their projects to employers and demonstrate what they've learned on their university-level studies at college.  It also gives them a chance to raise awareness of what the college provides, in terms of qualifications and work-based opportunities.

“We’ll be welcoming feedback from employers on the standards achieved by our students and their employability potential.  It will be a great networking opportunity for students as well as a platform to develop their skills and confidence to engage with a professional audience.”

Prospective students are welcome to attend the event to learn more about the college's higher education programmes.

Meanwhile, employers wishing to attend and meet the students should contact Dani MacKinnon on 01623 627191 ext. 8697or email danielle.mackinnon@wnc.ac.uk