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Really interesting idea. There are certainly many courses that are required in university, many of which sometimes have questionable future benefits. You mentioned that the course would focus on personal finance, professional development, civic engagement, diversity training, and health safety. How are each of these interlinked and what are ways for the course to be more hands-on? Do you think that this should be introduced at the start of university education, in the middle, or at the end? Thanks!


This is a really useful idea that can definitely promote professional development earlier on and help alleviate this issue of social mobility. However, do you the demand from alumni to participate may vary based upon the university and since this is targeted towards students from low to mid level household incomes, how can this be reasonably priced so that there is still a high enough demand but so that it remains profitable? Thanks!


Lisa commented on Alumni Mentoring Scheme-Updated


This is definitely a great idea and can lead to better professional development more early on. However, I see that programs such as this exist in many universities, mine included. My question is, how will you further incentivize professionals to be part of the programme and if the demand from alumni to participate may vary based upon the university. Some universities have built very strong alumni networks and can personally reach out to this network. How would you go about finding alumni/reaching out and do you think an external global program can get better responses than from the university itself? Thanks!