Ƶ Partners with the University of Surrey


Ƶ is delighted to announce we have entered into a new partnership with the University of Surrey to deliver employability skills and placement services to international students on their newly launched MSc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Industrial Practice programme. This collaboration will enhance the employability outcomes of the 2-year masters students who have a year in industry as part of their course.

Dr Milan Antonijevic, Programme Director at the University of Surrey, said:

“Surrey is renowned for the high quality of its graduates and has won awards for the employability of its students. This ‘Surrey Advantage’ will be further enhanced by our partnership with Ƶ.

“Our new, cutting-edge MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences successfully prepares people for careers in the industry with specialist theoretical knowledge and exceptional laboratory skills. For students doing the programme which includes industrial practice, they also gain vital experience through high quality work placements, which Ƶ will help arrange.”

The University of Surrey’s School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering will embed Ƶ’s employability and placement expertise into their curriculum. The focus on career-readiness, coupled with the high-quality academic preparation, will produce graduates who are ready to take their places as the leaders of tomorrow within the Pharmaceutical Sciences industry and beyond.

Caroline Fox, CEO and Founder at Ƶ said:

“We will engage with Surrey’s students from the outset, preparing them for jobs and placements by enhancing their transferable skills and readying them for interviews. We will support students through their interactions with companies to secure placements and monitor their engagement and progress during their year in industry.

“As the higher education landscape in the UK faces uncertainty, Ƶ firmly believes that 1+1 programmes, like Surrey’s MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Industrial Practice, will play an increasingly vital role, benefiting students and employers alike, while also contributing to institutional success.”

Industry Recognition: As the ‘Employability International Impact’ winner at the 2023 PIEoneer awards, the Ƶ’s proven expertise and success within university employability services is generating a great deal of interest from across the UK HE sector.

About Ƶ: Ƶ’s partnership model is adaptable to institutions of all sizes and disciplines. By collaborating with Ƶ, universities can develop new strategies to enhance employability and prepare students for successful careers.

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