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Doug Cole

Doug Cole

Deputy Director of Employability,
Nottingham Trent University

Doug is Deputy Director of Employability at Nottingham Trent University, prior to this he spent three years with the Higher Education Academy focused around developing strategic approaches to employability and student success. In 2012 Doug developed the concept of a national framework for embedding employability to support institutions in developing graduates with the qualities and characteristics that are vital for success, not only in securing employment, but more broadly in life too.  In 2013 Doug co-authored the Higher Education Academy publication; Defining & developing your approach to employability: A framework for higher education institutions with Maureen Tibby.

  • Sharing the NTU approach in creating and developing the infrastructure and processes needed to deliver at scale
  • Ensuring alignment with the University strategic priorities, which included ‘Success For All’ and ‘Personalisation’ of the student experience
  • Theory to practice – Exploring how to develop an effective model for embedding employability in the curriculum
  • Outlining the future strategic direction for NTU Employability, building on these essential foundations and continuing to build a comprehensive institution wide approach