Despite the high tuition cost of a university education in the UK it is a disappointing phenomenon that many students fail to capitalise on opportunities at university to develop the ‘softer’ professional skills that they will need to be successful in the fast-paced, evolving, and often uncertain work environment of the future. This study describes first and final year engineering students’ attitudes towards how their employability skills were developed as a result of their experiences at Ulster University and analyses their perceptions about what curriculum developers could do to further improve their employability prospects on graduation.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Publisher||Higher Education Academy|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 16 Dec 2016|
|Event||HEA Annual Conference 2017 Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight - Manchester|
Duration: 16 Dec 2016 → …
|Conference||HEA Annual Conference 2017 Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight|
|Period||16/12/16 → …|
- Graduate employability
- student perceptions
- active engagement
- professional skills
Morgan, M., & O'Gorman, P. (Accepted/In press). Improving Engineering students' awareness of employabilty skills: A case study at Ulster University. In Unknown Host Publication Higher Education Academy.