employability

MA Education Practice Pedagogic courses

Welcome to Autumn and new courses for you! CEL are delighted to announce our new MA Education Practice with a variety of entry and exit points. We are offering four short courses/accredited units for BU staff across the academic year. Colleagues can develop their skills and understanding in areas important to the success of BU2018…. Read more »

Newly published article on international students and their placement experience

Dear colleagues, we are very pleased to announce that an article from a CEL funded project written by Kelly Goodwin and myself (Marcellus Mbah) has been published online in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. Title: Enhancing the work placement experience of international students: towards a support framework Abstract: This article reports the findings from an… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 30th June 2017

TEF As the sector continues to digest TEF the date to registration for appeals has already passed. The Times report that Durham, Liverpool, Southampton and York will be appealing their ratings. Read Jane’s TEF blog published by Wonkhe. The Times Higher have published a comprehensive review of the data. Graduate Outcomes The second NewDLHE consultation… Read more »

Student centred approach to developing a Psychology Literacy Toolkit

By Dr Sarah Muir We have been continuing with our student-centred approach to develop a novel intervention to improve psychological literacy/employability for Psychology Undergraduate students. Our student RAs have conducted a questionnaire study with students from Levels 4-6 (n=42). Less than half of participants (43%) reported being able to define psychological literacy. Participants recognised the… Read more »

Using a student-centred approach to develop innovative employability tools for psychology undergraduates

By Sarah Muir CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update During a psychology degree, students gain psychological knowledge that can be used in everyday situations e.g. in relationships, the workplace or in the community. Psychology courses also equip students with skills (e.g. through assignments) that are beneficial in the workplace. Some of these include: problem-solving, team work,… Read more »

Placement Development Advisor for the Faculty of Media and Communication, authors an article on Placement Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Apologies for cross posting but an excellent article here on the implementation of the Placement Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme, from original faculty pilot project to campus-wide initiative. The article has been authored by Vianna Renaud, Placement Development Advisor for the Faculty of Media and Communication, and published in the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Phoenix… Read more »

Reflective practice as a means to improve personal and professional effectiveness

From an employability perspective, we often talk about the key skills required by employers with the emphasis being placed on graduates who have well developed interpersonal skills such as self awareness, the ability to communicate effectively, self management etc. However, in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, reflective practice can be a useful tool… Read more »

Employability – Service Sector Careers Fair – Kimmeridge House from 11am – 3pm on 23rdNovember 2016

The Faculty of Management is holding a Service Sector Careers Fair for students wishing to work in the following sectors: Hospitality Tourism Retail Events Leisure Students will have the opportunity to network with over 50 Service Sector organisations and find out about Placement & Graduate opportunities. The fair is being held in KG01, K101 & K103 in Kimmeridge House from 11am… Read more »

BU is hosting the National PASS/PAL Leader Conference 2016 this weekend (4th-6th November)

BU is hosting the 7th annual UK, Ireland and European PAL Leader Conference between 4th to 6th November. The conference will be attended by PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leaders from 34 universities around the UK, Ireland and Europe in order to share best practice and celebrate the success of the scheme. 40 staff members will be… Read more »

Faculty of Management Placement Development Advisor report 2015-16

Felicity Robinson – Senior Placement Development Advisor has produced the Faculty of Management Annual Report for 2015-16 for all AACSB accredited courses. It makes an interesting read and is particularly helpful in considering the perceptions and views of both students and employers. Please follow the link below to view the report bs-annual-report-2015-16