Oxford Brookes recognised with National Undergraduate Employability Award

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

NUE 2019 awards

The National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this month (1 March) and saw representatives from Oxford Brookes honoured with a special accolade.

The first ever NUE Awards were hosted on the University’s Wheatley Campus back in 2009 with support from the Oxford Brookes Business School.

We are proud that 95% of our students are employed or in further study within six months of leaving Oxford Brookes and our history with the NUE Awards shows how established the University’s commitments to employability are.

Chris Blackburn, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School

Initially run by three recent graduates, the event proved to be the catalyst for the establishment of the NUE Awards, as well as RateMyPlacement, which have been important in developing undergraduate employability opportunities and successes.

The NUE Awards are focused on identifying employers, universities and students who are helping to ensure undergraduate employability remains engaging, refreshing and exciting.

Chris Blackburn, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School picked up the special award recognising the University’s important contribution to the establishment of the NUE Awards, alongside former colleagues Lynn Burge and John Lambertstock. 

Chris commented:  “It was a great honour to accept an award which reflects the important role Oxford Brookes played in the establishment of important support for employability at universities across the country. We are proud that 95% of our students are employed or in further study within six months of leaving Oxford Brookes and our history with the NUE Awards shows how established the University’s commitments to employability are. 

“As well as receiving this special recognition, Oxford Brookes was also represented at the ceremony by one of our students who was a panellist for an engaging onstage discussion.  I hope the NUE Awards go on to the have further success for the next ten years and beyond.”

Further details on the event and photos from the evening at available on the dedicated NUE Awards website.

Information on student employment opportunities at Oxford Brookes including work placements, mentoring schemes and the Careers Service is available on the University’s website.