Hello. We are April Edwards and Dave Jarrold – the Confident Future and Employability Consultants for Edinburgh Napier Business School.
We provide students with an exciting range of personal and professional skills development workshops that are highly valued by industry, to enhance their chances of being successful in their studies, work and life. Our workshops will equip students to:
- be more successful in their academic studies
- achieve their full potential by developing their employability
- increase their competitive edge with employers and
- successfully transit into work
Between us we have six years’ experience of working at Edinburgh Napier University and particularly enjoy working with such a diverse student body, at all levels from pre-entry to alumni.
We’re part of a much bigger team, called Employability and Opportunities which means that as well as delivering our workshops, we get to work with our colleagues in Academic Skills Support, Careers and Employer Relations, to provide students with a range of employability enhancement related activities e.g. Careers Festivals, Employer Events and Conferences. Click HERE to see current events taking place at the Business School
We both love Edinburgh, so we would encourage students to make the most of every opportunity on offer. There’s so much to see, do and experience from clubs and pubs, to restaurants, theatres, galleries and museums, and of course the view of the city from Arthur’s Seat on a clear day is incredible! But don’t restrict yourself to the city…go beyond, to the highlands and you’ll find a stillness there like no other!
We would also remind students that they don’t have to do all this alone. They can join the Edinburgh Napier Student’s Association (ENSA) and get involved with clubs, groups and societies for a fast track way to make new friends.
Our final advice? Spend a good deal of time navigating our student portal – MyNapier…It’s a ‘one stop shop’ for everything a student will need to know in their first few months and year/s.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us. We look forward to meeting and working with your students.
April & Dave