The Salford Student Life Award is a new opportunity for students at the University of Salford to fulfill their career potential.
In today’s competitive job market, employers are looking for those graduates who have acquired knowledge and skills through their degree programme, and who have gained a range of employability skills through work experience, voluntary and other activities which encourage personal development.
By recognising their involvement in extra-curricula activities the Award will promote the importance of developing the necessary skills to succeed in the world of work on graduation.
The Award is a framework for students’ to supply evidence of how they have developed skills and widened their experience over the course of the programme. The compulsory elements ensure that students have identify areas for improvement, develop a good CV and a covering letter and are confident at presentations. The Supporting Activities elements enable that skills development to take place through their attendance at employability workshops and relevant training sessions. The Active Engagement element ensures that they have their involvement in extra-curricula activity recognised and rewarded. This element also forms the content for the Presentation Task which will be a reflection on the skills and experience gained from these activities
The University of Salford is keen to gain local business support for this new venture. We would like local businesses to promote the importance of developing employability skills, to be the voice of reality in regard to what employers want from graduates and to work alongside Award staff to ensure quality of delivery and appropriateness of provision for all students taking part.
We feel that the relationship has to be reciprocal and therefore we will be happy to promote the local businesses involved by placing logos on our publicity and providing a profile within the University community. It is envisaged that the links developed through the first Award year will be strengthened and that local business involvement will grow as time goes on.
Developing links between the University and local business is tantamount to the success of the Student Life Award. It should provide a positive experience for all those involved and will help us all to develop both as people and as professionals.
Central Salford is a not-for-profit private limited company, established in 2006 by Salford City Council, the NWDA and English Partnerships (now the HCA) to bring about the transformation of Central Salford over the next 15-20 years
Central Salford acts as a facilitator, working closely with the public and private sector to ensure the investment in Central Salford delivers the maximum benefits for the people who are living and working here. For every £1 or public sector money invested Central Salford attracts £10 of private sector investment into the area We have a target of achieving £4 billion of private sector investment by 2020. Over half of this amount is already committed and with the help and support of all our partners, especially our local communities and their representatives, we are confident that Central Salford will realise the scale of the ambition to which we have all signed up.
The Central Salford area encompasses 2000ha and 72,000 people ands covers Ordsall, Broughton, Irwell Riverside, Seedley, Langworthy, Kersal, Claremont and Weaste We can’t do everything, everywhere so to guide our efforts we have a Vision and Regeneration Framework which w as the direct result of extensive consultation with communities throughout Central Salford. The Vision focuses on 4 priority areas: Chapel Street and The Crescent Pendleton The Quays and Waterfront The River Irwell Corridor It is about much more than just bricks and mortar – it is about the social, economic, physical and environmental regeneration of the City. To make Central Salford Beautiful, Vibrant, Prosperous
SCC committed to partnership working on a neighbourhood level Last 10 years have seen huge improvements in neighbourhood management throughout the city Recognition that further improvement to services is necessary to tackle particular issues We all know that issues such as high levels of car crime, overgrown and poorly maintained green spaces, fly tipping etc has an obvious negative effect on people’s lives locally Poor state of an area also ,means it becomes a breeding ground for high levels of ASB and more serious incidences of criminal behaviour At same time it has an adverse affect on investor confidence despite the area’s proximity to salford quays and media city
So working with our partners the URC to introduce a series of strategic environmental improvements. These are happening on 3 levels: Lowest level – neighbourhood improvement programme. Tactical small scale interventions that provide environmental improvements to an area. These also produce social benefits as well. Next level – green streets programme Final level – gateway projects
What does this mean in practice Central Salford is probably the only URC with a Director of Community Regeneration dedicated to ensuring that growing prosperity makes a real difference for local people. The ‘Spotlight’ programme is designed to deliver just that. Spotlight addresses the way in which public services deal with unemployment and day to day issues like crime and the environment, whilst fundamentally changing the system for the better in the long term. Spotlight was successfully developed and trialled in 2007/8 and it has already delivered some significant reforms in the way services are delivered locally, and in the role of local people in holding services to account. The Safe, Clean and Green agenda is just one of the positive outcomes of this process Established a co-located team Co-located team – getting partners resources to where they are needed most Enables a more objective basis of local prioritisation of necessary works Established the clean and green team
Open space audit carried out by Groundwork
Impact on local people
Community example 2 Add a couple more slides as we get more images and examples
Phil Mayall – English Cities Fund
Suzanne Etheridge – University of Salford
Linda Oakes – Salford Hundred Venture
Christine Parker & Christine Smith University of Salford
Jonathan Drake – Central Salford URC
Business Group, events etc.
Salford Business Awards 2009
Aim of the award
• to encourage students to participate fully
in a wide range of extracurricula activities
as well as their academic work.
• to provide ‘added value’ to the student
experience and evidence this to potential
What is it?
• an achievement award designed to
enhance curricula and extracurricula
activities related to employability,
enterprise and personal development.
• it is about raising the profile and calibre
of our graduates into prepared and
engaged global citizens.
How does it work?
Skills Targeted CV Presentation
assessment and job task
and action search task
Supporting Activities – attendance and reflection of skills development workshops
Active Engagement – involvement in wider community activity or work experience
What local business can do for us
• Guest speaking at workshops and events
• Involvement on Presentation Panels
• Sponsorship – (Your company Award) for
outstanding student of the Year.
• Provide shadowing/work experience
• Bring new ideas to the table
What’s in it for local business?
• Raise company profile of your organisation to
students, University staff and other businesses.
• Promote your organisation as an employer of
choice for students
• Receive appropriate support from University
staff with aspects of business (if required)
• Forge a strong relationship with the University
(staff and students)
OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION
Presentation to the Chapel Street Business Group
Thursday 18 June
Regional Salford UDP
spatial strategy Emerging LDF
ECf outline planning Applications
application by others
Application area . . . . . . . . . . 17.1 hectares (42.2 acres)
floorspace includes: ‘Active uses’ 22,000 sqm (235,000 sq ft)
Offices 195,000 sqm (2,000,000 sq ft)
Hotel 370 rooms
Homes 764 apartments and town houses
• Application to be submitted late July
• People with a land interest notified by SCC
• CSURC will also advise CSBG members
• Three day viewing of plans during August
– details to follow
• Consultation responses, positive and negative,
to be sent direct to SCC – details to follow
OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION
Presentation to the Chapel Street Business Group
Thursday 18 June
Fit for Work Service – what is it?
l Government funded (free to you and your employees)
l Multiagency initiative
l Whole systems approach to management of sickness
l All physical or mental health problems
l Model based on best research evidence
Fit for Work Service – why?
l Confederation of British Industry (CBI) found the direct
cost of sickness absence in 2007 was £13.2 billion –
around £517 per employee
l They estimated indirect costs to be another £623 per
l How much do sickness absence, work instability and
presenteeism cost you?
à We could help you save money!
l Added value: attracts business and employees to Salford
à We could help you make money!
Fit for Work Service targets:
Workers employed in SMEs in Salford and….
l experiencing work instability and struggling to
stay at work (SAW)
l off sick, short or long term, aiming to return to
Fit for Work Service includes:
l Self referral (ideally)
l Worker – centred, personalised, holistic & integrated service
l Systematic assessment of functional, physical, psychological and
cognitive work capacity
l Case management & Stepped care
l Vocational assessment, counselling & cognitive therapies
l Supported return to work
l Fitness and work conditioning programmes
l Workplace and ergonomic assessment
l Employer support & liaison
l Educational initiatives
Fit for Work Service Partners
l Salford PCT
l Salford Community Health
l University of Salford
l Salford City Council
l Brain & Spinal Injury Trust (BASIC)
l KMG Health Partners Ltd
l Greater Manchester West MHT
l Supported Employment Services
l Skills and Work
l Seamless Solutions
Phased Pilot proposed:
l Year 1
• pilot project with Cohort 1 SMEs
• Cohort 2 SMEs gather baseline data
l Year 2
• Evaluation of year 1
• Continue service for Cohort 1, with adjustments as required
• Extend project to Cohort 2
l Year 3
• Evaluation of year 2 and comparison with year 1
• Development and implementation of a sustainable model of service to
(NB: at end of year 3 DWP will reevaluate and may extend pilot if
l Initial thoughts?
l Consultation: paper
l Focus group(s)?
l Opting in?
Senior Community Regeneration Manager
the critical relationship between
crime, environment, housing and
Strategic Environmental Improvements
We don’t like to see all the rubbish
around the school so we feel happier
now because it looks much better.”
Byron Halliwell – St. Philips school
Council secretary (age 9)
“The clearing of the trees and overgrown area
near to Islington Mill has made a huge
difference to the look of the area, I am sure
the residents appreciate the time and effort put
in to cleaning up their local environment.
“As the PCSO's for that area myself and Mick
patrol the area of Islington on a regular basis
and the ground cleared near to Islington Mill
was also being used for youths, from out of
the area, to congregate in the evenings where
they would sit and drink alcohol, which in turn
would lead to antisocial behaviour. As this
area has been cleared this activity has
PCSO Jackie Erentz
Salford City Radio
30 June – MediaCity:UK
John Holland, MediaCity director, University of Salford
Jason Legget, business development manager, Peel Media
Lynne McCadden, managing director, Northwest Vision and Media
July – CAMPUS/CSBG event
30 July – Speed Networking
Last Thursday of every month – Salford Business Support Dropin & Ask
Business of the Year Award Green Award
winner: ENERG winner: Kingsland Wines & Spirits
runners up: Cetus Solutions runners up: Carbon Creative
Innovation Award Community Award
winner: 2ergo winner: Salford City Radio
runners up: ENERG runners up: The Angel Centre
Technology Award Entrepreneur Award
winner: ENERG winner: Cetus Solutions
runners up: Lanes Assistance runners up: kids Kapers
International Trade Award
Excellence Award winner: I&G Cohen
winner: Lowry Hotel runners up: Allied Filter Systems
runners up: Chatmoss Herbs
June to September – Temp. contract p/t admin. assistant
July/August – MBA Students