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Placement Employability: Challenge & Change in an Evolving Landscape

Sterritt, Roy, Curran, Edwin, Ayre, Nicola, McChesney, Ian and Hanna, Paul (2016) Placement Employability: Challenge & Change in an Evolving Landscape. In: Employability Challenge and Change in an Evolving Landscape Conference 2016. Ulster University. 1 pp. [Conference contribution]

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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.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Keywords:Employability, Teaching & Learning, Pedagogy
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:34586
Deposited By: Mr Roy Sterritt
Deposited On:09 May 2016 08:30
Last Modified:09 May 2016 08:30

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