UCLan lecturer wins student employability award

Simon Price, principal lecturer with UCLan’s School of Law and Social Science, has won an award in recognition of his work helping students to find more work experience placement opportunities.

He was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience trophy at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2020.

UCLan’s Law school team was also nominated in the Most Improved Commitment to Employability Award for its work in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Simon has helped UCLan build long-term partnerships with employers through regular meetings and quarterly employer forums, growing the employer network from just five employers two years ago to 60 today

He said: "In today’s competitive graduate job market, gaining real world skills through work-based placements is a vital aspect of the student experience in the School of Law and Social Science here at UCLan.

"To be recognised through the awards in this way is testament to the support I have received from my colleagues and the culture within the school and the importance it puts on helping students to make that transition from to the world of work."

Gaining real world skills through work-based placements is a vital aspect of the student experience

In December 2019 Simon won a UCLan University Stars award, voted for by staff of the University, for the Exceptional Student Experience category.

Jane Anthony, UCLan’s executive dean for culture and creative industries, said: “As a university we take great pride in the opportunities which we offer to our students and the work for which Simon has been recognised in receiving this national award reflects that."

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