Herding cats in search of employability skills

McAreavey, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1829-3887 (2015) Herding cats in search of employability skills. In: TIRI Conference, 7th - 9th July 2015, University of Bolton. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This workshop showcases an initiative that successfully closed an 'Employability Gap' between students and employers at another North West HE Institution, and provides a forum for Bolton staff from all disciplines to share experiences of what works (and what doesn't), when designing Employability into the curriculum. Employability is a term liberally sprinkled around Higher Education both in terms of what we offer students (i.e. value added opportunities from study) and how we are measured (i.e. the relevance of student occupations post-graduation). As facilitators responsible for the 'employability process', teaching professionals are expected to design curricula to meet both student and employer expectations - even though these can change rapidly due to changing economic and social circumstances. No surprise then that Employability can be a challenging issue. Delegates should be prepared to share personal insights and examples of local practice from their discipline areas with colleagues across the University.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Power point presentation used at workshop given at the University of Bolton Annual Staff Conference -TIRI University 7th - 9th July 2015.
Divisions: Institute of Management > Bolton Business School
University of Bolton Conferences > Teaching Intensive Research Informed Conference > 2015
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 12:06
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/735

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