Placement Employability: Challenge & Change in an Evolving Landscape

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Abstract

Computing students have enrolled on a four-year course which has a mandatory 'placement' year embedded into it. Previously we have highlighted an approach to embedding employability in the courses through an AWARE Framework. AWARE offers progressive employability refinement; from year 1 Awareness, year 2 Work preparation, year 3 Acquire experience (placement) and final year Reflect/refine/refocus with the graduate aim to be Employed! We also highlighted some practice, in particular in year 2 for Work preparation. Yet many challenges continue to arise in a changing and evolving employability landscape for our students. This poster outlines those challenges and three recent developments: Creation of a Drop-in Employability Clinic; Mid-Year Assessment of Engagement; and Year 1 onwards employability support through Studies Advisors.
LanguageEnglish
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Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2016
EventEmployability Challenge and Change in an Evolving Landscape Conference 2016 -
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  • Teaching & Learning
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Sterritt, R, Curran, E, Ayre, N, McChesney, I & Hanna, P 2016, Placement Employability: Challenge & Change in an Evolving Landscape. in Unknown Host Publication. Employability Challenge and Change in an Evolving Landscape Conference 2016, 4/05/16.

Placement Employability: Challenge & Change in an Evolving Landscape. / Sterritt, Roy; Curran, Edwin; Ayre, Nicola; McChesney, Ian; Hanna, Paul.

Unknown Host Publication. 2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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