booking - Sharing employability practice at the UoD - University of Derby

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We have 2 consecutive breakout session slots where you can choose from the following 5 sessions.

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Personal tutoring workshop 

Providing personal support to students is a cornerstone of what makes the Derby student experience unique. Part of this is providing a space for students to discuss their future career plans and to move towards them. This session will look at how personal tutoring can effectively support career development and share good practice in this area. A particular focus will be around key questions for students at various different stages and how this relates to graduate recruitment and post-grad progression timetables

Enterprise workshop

This interactive workshop will provide colleagues with an awareness of the University’s Enterprise charter and the implications for this in practice. Colleagues will have the opportunity to hear about current entrepreneurial initiatives taking place across the University in helping to inform their own ideas and future implementation of entrepreneurial activities for their respective College. Colleagues will be asked to engage with the participants and ask questions about the challenges and rewards of delivering entrepreneurship amongst their students (limited to two questions). The audience will be asked to vote and award the prize for the best presentation.

We are especially keen for this workshop to share good practice in entrepreneurial activity to inform on current developments in the University. We would like to invite colleagues who are interested in showcasing their work to pitch their ideas within a 4 minute slot to claim the title University of Derby’s most enterprising curriculum or activity. If you are interested in participating in this highly interactive workshop please send your pitch, in less than 250 words, to by 5pm on 2nd September.  If you are unable to attend but would still like your pitch to be heard please send a couple of slides detailing how you to promote an entrepreneurial mind-set to your students.

Curriculum workshop: Employability in Action – Student as co-producers in Psychology

This workshop shares the success story of what has proven to be a year of transformational change in partnership working between the Careers and Employment Service (CES) and the Psychology department. The workshop provides statistics outlining the subsequent lift in numbers of students engaging with the CES and plans to introduce an employability module for 2015-16. It will also reflect on the survey work undertaken with students in ensuring developmental work was student led. Colleagues will have the opportunity to ask questions about planning and curriculum implementation in helping them to understand and reflect on their own working practices.

Curriculum workshop:  Creating the Employable Student - a modular response

This workshop will be led jointly by Leo Broadley, Lecturer in Design and Module leader for the level 5 Professional Practice module - Visual Communications and Debbie Longridge, Careers Consultant, Art, Design and Media. This professional practice module manages to incorporate all elements of the Employable Student Framework across a level 5 module in a bespoke style relevant to Animators, Illustrators and Graphic Designers. Come and listen to Leo’s approach and the lessons he is learning along the way to make this approach a success.

The workshop is relevant to all academics irrespective of your discipline.

Work experience: New models for Employer Led Postgraduate Education

This formal presentation will concentrate on the lessons learned from an evaluation of employer lead, full-time programme, the MSc in Innovative Engineering Solutions funded as a pilot by HEFCE.  One of the key aims of the programme is that students develop the necessary employability skills required to make the transition from learning into permanent employment.  This formal presentation will help other University of Derby academics to think through the issues linked to developing student employability and the role of work-based learning as a model for the delivery of post-graduate study.  This formal presentation will include an opportunity for participants to exchange views and to contribute to discussions which will underpin the development of future programmes of this sort. 

Employers in Curriculum workshop

This workshop will seek to provide examples of partnership work between the University of Derby and local employers and how this has contributed to enhancing employability within different curriculum areas.  Colleagues will hear of examples of a range of employers the University works with and the impact this has had on drivers to support students developing their employability skills both within and outside of curriculum time. 

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What's Happening ...

Programme and Module Information Revisions

24 August 2017

This staff development session is aimed at providing an update regarding the revised approach to providing programme and module information for students. 

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