employability

National Numeracy Day 15th May

HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more »

Undergraduates lack the numeracy skills required for their courses and work place, according to new exploratory study

Added 11th February 2019 An exploratory project by National Numeracy, commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that many undergraduate students do not have the numeracy skills required to fully understand their course. Social science students from nine different UK universities assessed their skills using the National Numeracy Challenge, an online resource which any adult… Read more »

Call: Conference for Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE)

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The annual conference for Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) is being held at Newcastle University, UK 4-5th September 2019 The call for contributions is now live and we ask for your proposals by 16th February, 2019. We celebrate 10 years of RAISE this year! There will be keynotes from Bruce Macfarlane, Cathy Bovill and Colin Bryson. The conference… Read more »

The rise of the digital: Linkedin highlights its role in talent development

Staying relevant in the age of automation is what respondents said to the Linkedin workplace research that offers the backdrop to this years report on workplace learning. 68% of those surveyed preferred to learn at work when developing their digital skills, and expect their employers to create the space for this to happen. And ensuring… Read more »

The European Digital Action Plan

A short summary: Through the European cooperation between EU Member States, the exchange of good practices and  peer learning, the EU work on a Digital Action Plan started in January 2018. Set against a backdrop of desire to  reduce of the socio-economic inequalities, the action plan will be a comprehensive plan seeking to improve key… Read more »

Pepper the robot appears for the Education Select Committee

Cross posting from www.partliament.uk ===== Pepper the robot answers questions from the Education Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the implications for education of developments in artificial intelligence. Watch Parliament TV: Fourth Industrial Revolution Inquiry: Fourth Industrial Revolution Education Committee Witnesses Tuesday 16 October in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House At 10 am Panel one Professor Rose… Read more »

Short courses for credit

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The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is offering a range of short courses on key drivers for educational enhancement and innovation. There is a fee for this course, however all BU accredited programmes of study are covered by the Staff Discount scheme. There are four different accredited units and these are available for 20… Read more »

Am I Hired? What does your social media profile say about you?

Colleagues from the University of Lincoln presented a rather innovative tech tool, “Am I Hired?” at the recent ALT Annual Conference, 2018 in Manchester, 11-13 September. 70% of employers profile potential job candidates via online search engines and individual social media sites in order to select an appropriate job applicant (Salm, 2017). Learning Technologists and… Read more »

BU staff published in new book ‘Enhancing Employability in Higher Education through Work Based Learning’ by Palgrave Macmillan

‘Enhancing Employability in Higher Education through Work Based Learning’ has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. Edited by Dawn Morley, formerly of BU and now at Solent University, there were the following contributions by BU academics, staff and students:: Dr Sue Eccles and Vianna Renaud (Bournemouth University) Chapter Title: Building Students’ Emotional Resilience through Placement… Read more »

Invitation to contribute to a ‘Real World Learning’ book

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Colleagues, if student employablity is something you offer within the existing curriculum, this may be of interest. I have started to edit a new collection of chapters on real world learning with my colleague, Jamil. Real world learning for these purposes is any explicit pedagogy or curriculum development that enhances students’ employability skills. We have… Read more »