ICMP’s Wellbeing support team was recently invited to present to a range of providers of Higher Education by Independent HE, UK’s representative body for independent providers of higher education, professional training and pathways.

The presentation covered how to develop an institute-wide approach to inclusive practice, and the team presented examples of best practice that are embedded into ICMP’s provision.

Joy Elliot-Bowman, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Independent HE, said:

‘CMP have a comprehensive and capable Wellbeing team to support their students, using the best of professional and external staff. Their presentation at our workshop on Students with Educational Needs and Disabilities demonstrated how their inclusive method to student support works for all students and promotes a proactive approach to student well-being."

Building a successful career in the creative industries is a great challenge. As part of a comprehensive programme of student support at ICMP, the Wellbeing team’s activities are crucial in providing the right kind of advice and guidance. ICMP graduates already perform above benchmark for the creative sector for employability - within 6 months of graduating, over 90% of our graduates are in employment or further education; around two-thirds are engaged in music-related jobs or study; and the average salary of ICMP graduates is almost 12% above that for arts graduates*.

The dedication, capability and experience of the ICMP Wellbeing team, which are widely recognised by the sector, are no doubt a significant contributing factor to that success.