employability

National Careers Week – 7th -11th March 2016

Next week is National Careers Week and our Careers teams have organised for a number of BU graduates to come onto campus to talk about their experience post BU. This is an excellent opportunity to network with a variety of grads all working in different organisations including Red Bull, Lovelove Films and the Football Foundation…. Read more »

Business Emotional Intelligence

Business Emotional Intelligence: The way to perform better and achieve more Paul Miller from The Mental Muscle Company delivered an upbeat and engaging talk to a local CIPD meeting last Thursday evening at the EBC. Paul discussed the benefits of using the power of Emotional Intelligence (EI) to enable organisations to gain competitive advantage by… Read more »

New publication from our fantastic PAL team: Peer learning leaders: developing employability through facilitating the learning of other students

Colleagues, I am delighted to share some good news with you: Peer learning leaders: developing employability through facilitating the learning of other students …authors: Neil Ford, Charlotte Thackeray, Paul Barnes, Katharina Hendrickx …and abstract: Employability is a key theme in higher education and attitudes towards its development have shifted from a focus on technical skills… Read more »

‘Unlocking the digital potential of graduates: technology for employability

Extract from the JISC introduction: At Jisc, we have been looking into the hot topic of employability and the growing ‘employability gap’: the fact that the skills students have as they leave our educational institutions aren’t meeting the expectations of employers, and that employers also want wider, softer skills as well as demonstration of knowledge… Read more »

Employability and problem-based learning

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”   Benjamin Franklin I recently came across an article of interest in the Academy of Management Learning & Education discussing the benefits of problem-based learning as a useful approach to equip students with the necessary skills need for successful career… Read more »

Employability and helping students to boost their CV

Carly Lamont, CEL Theme Leader for Employability and Work-based Learning, delivered a CEL Roadshow presentation to the Careers and Employability Service recently and some interesting discussions took place regarding the fantastic service and resources offered to students across the university by the Careers and Employability Team. In particular, discussions highlighted the need to get word… Read more »

New resourcepack for your students: SUCCESS project

Anita Diaz and Jacqueline Priego present SUCCESS, an online resourcepack available to BU students. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) recognises the importance for student employability and personal development of students engaging in co-curricular learning opportunities provided by universities. These opportunities include academic societies, sports societies, volunteering, PAL leadership, SUBU student representation and student ambassador work…. Read more »

EmployaGility – engaging multiple stakeholders in the teaching, learning and employment journey

Carly Lamont is the theme leader for employability and workbased learning in the CEL. Below she shares with us her thoughts about a session at the British Academy of Management (BAM) conference in Portsmouth. This Professional Development Workshop introduced the concept of EmployaGility. EmployaGility – engaging multiple stakeholders in the teaching, learning and employment journey… Read more »