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Awarding winning team to lead webinar on embedding employability

08 Nov 2019 | Advance HE The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science at the University of Leicester, winners of a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016, discuss current thinking and share lessons from their ‘hands-on’ experience in embedding employability.

‘Employability’ is now widely interpreted in higher education as preparation for life, not just for a job. It’s also playing an increasing role in the evaluation of teaching within the formal and informal curriculum. Embedding employability within a degree programme means that life skills are contextualised, authentic and developed within the discipline over the whole course of the degree.

Advance HE is delighted that Professor Derek Raine and Dr Sarah Gretton of The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science at the University of Leicester, and winners of a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) 2016, will lead the webinar. They will talk about resources such as guidance to embedding 'employability' in the curriculum based on research commissioned by Advance HE and about their own hands-on experience at Leicester.

Stuart Norton, Senior Adviser (Learning and Teaching) and Advance HE’s lead on employability, said, “This webinar is about supporting those involved in designing and delivering undergraduate teaching: module convenors, programme directors, educational developers and those working in/on career support. The aim is to help participants in developing their knowledge about the different ways of embedding ‘life skills’ in the formal and informal curriculum both with illustrative examples and with a focus on authentic assessment.

“The webinar will use the concept of a fictitious department attempting to enhance its graduate employability, looking at the issues they face and possible options in how to solve them. We look forward to you joining us.”

Book your place on the Embedding employability in the curriculum (Members only) webinar, 14:00-15:00, Wednesday 13 November 2020.


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