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Embedding employability: Stepping outside the comfort zone - STEM Conference 2018

There is an increasing emphasis within HE on employability skills as measured through metrics included in TEF for example. In this session we present a case study of how employability skills were embedded within a statistics curriculum. The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate how research problem-solving teamwork and presentation skills can be incorporated while simultaneously extending students' subject knowledge. We present solutions to the real and perceived challenges which need to be overcome when changing from a traditional lecture and exam format to workshops and open-ended projects. Our results are encouraging with student evaluation surveys indicating that all students had developed skills used in tackling unfamiliar problems and 92% recommending this employability module to other students. The surveys also highlighted opportunities for refinement and further improvement. We also discuss why there is little correlation between student attainment on this module and their overall attainment across modules.

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