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Rob Fryer

Rob Fryer

Director of Student Life,
University of Leicester

Having started my career in HR, I began to specialise in recruitment and spent 15 years recruiting apprentices, school leavers and graduates across banking, manufacturing and the professional services industries in UK and global roles. Further to completing a Masters in HR Management, I spent two years serving on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Student Employers, before transitioning into Higher Education firstly within an award winning University Careers Service and now Student Life directorate. Currently strategic lead for graduate outcomes and student satisfaction at the University of Leicester.

  • Integrating the Leicester Award programme into all undergraduate degrees to support students engage with career planning and employability throughout the student lifecycle
  • Embedding work experience into course delivery to allow students to apply their learning to working contexts
  • Exploring how the careers department designed their strategy in partnership with leading employers to ensure learning opportunities met the needs of key sectors
  • Embedding a Transferable Skills Framework and professional mentoring scheme into the curriculum to maximise the impact of the careers service

Winner of Best University Employability Strategy at TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2019