Employability Services Manager,
Nottingham Trent University
Debra, as Head of Student Employability at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), is responsible for all student facing employability activity. NTU has one of the largest Employability teams in the UK with over 100 staff and is one of the leaders in the sector for employability initiatives and impact. Employability at NTU is embedded within the curriculum and as an additional service and students are always at the heart of our service. When planning new initiatives, these are always developed in consultation with students through focus groups and our student employability champions. Approximately 50% of NTU’s student population are from a widening participation background, meaning that we are often working with a student body that is challenging to engage. Therefore, we are reliant on creative campaigns to reach our hardest to reach students.