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Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow
Dean of Computing
Senior Research Fellow
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., & Gemma, W. (2017, June). Taking education for granted: the role of placement in computing science. Presented at Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
The importance of placements and internships was highlighted in the 2016 Shadbolt Review of Computer Science Degree Accreditation and Graduate Employability – indeed the secon...
Caddell, M. & Boyle, F. (2015, June). Making internships work: a practical workshop to getting started... and getting it right. Presented at QAA Enhancement Theme Conference, Edinburgh
Caddell, M. (2014, December). Making internships meaningful: the challenge of encouraging reflection and skills articulation. Presented at SRHE Annual Conference 10-12 December 2014, Newport, South Wales
In recent years considerable emphasis has been placed on embedding employability and skills development in core university curriculum content as well as providing additional s...
Edinburgh Napier Funded
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates. However, gaining good w...
Skills Development Scotland
Consultation & Evaluation of Local PACE Partnerships
Scottish Funding Council
The Associate Student Project (ASP) builds partnerships between the School of Computing and local further education colleges (FEs) to support students who study for the first two years of their degree...
Associate Professor in Law
Caddell, M. & Chatterton, P. (2014, July). Implementing flexible curricula. Presented at The Academic Practice and Technology (ATP) Conference: 'Conncected Learning in an Open World'., London
Caddell, M. (2014). Third sector internships Scotland: work experience that makes a difference
Caddell, M., & Tudor, R. (2014, June). Learning enhancement on action - the Open University in Scotland's DSC overview. Presented at 11th QAA Enhancement Themes Conference
Caddell, M. (2014, April). Developing Flexible Learner Journeys in Higher Education. Presented at QAA Day Conference, Glasgow
Caddell, M. (2014, February). Youth employment: the benefits of paid internship programmes. Presented at The Gathering 2014, Glasgow
Caddell, M. (2013, June). Flexible curriculum: exploring practice and potential. Presented at Developing and Supporting the Flexible Curriculum Workshop, Edinburgh
Caddell, M. (2013, June). Can't pay, should pay? Exploring paid and unpaid work opportunities from employer and student perspectives. Presented at QAA Enhancement Themes Conference, 2013, Glasgow
Caddell, M. (2012, October). Making internships work for universities, employers and (mature) students'. Presented at HEA Employability Seminar, Milton Keynes
Caddell, M. (2011). Making internships work for Scotland's students and third sector organisations. Mid-point review of third sector internships Scotland. Edinburgh: Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS)
Caddell, M. & Martin, G. (2011). Employability for Community Development: Case studies from the Open University. Scotland: The Open University
Caddell, M. & Macilwhan, R. (2011, May). Internships in the third sector: encouraging new forms of engagement or papering over the funding gaps?. Presented at Voluntary Sector Studies Network Day Conference, Milton Keynes
Caddell, M. & Cannell, P. (2011, March). Learning journeys, working journeys: the experience of part-time learners in the Open University in Scotland. Presented at UALL Annual Conference, 2011: Part Time: the new paradigm for Higher Education, Stirling
For the island community of Luing, access to and from the mainland is currently solely dependent on ferry services. Consequently access to employment and services is more expensive and less convenient...
Between 2010 and 2014, e-Placement Scotland worked with industry to create over 800 paid placements for students in Scotland’s universities and colleges. The project team disseminated widely to both e...
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Funding: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Duration: January 2010 – October 2010
Research Team: Prof Ron McQuaid, Dr Emma Hollywood, Dr Jesus Canduela
The ERI was commi...
This project will examine the approaches taken to equalities issues by STUC-affiliated unions. This will update and build on a previous baseline study undertaken by the ERI for the STUC/One Workplace...
Dept. of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Funding: Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
Duration: April 2009 – December 2010
Research Team: Prof Ron McQuaid, Dr Ariel Bergmann, Dr Jesus Canduela, Vanesa Fuerte...
The North East’s Regional Employability Framework (REF) provided an over-arching strategic focus for partnership-working on employability across the region. This research had been commissioned by One ...
Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Professor Ronald McQuaid, Dr Valerie Egdell, Dr Emma Hollywood
The ERI has been asked by the Learning and Skills Council North East to conduct research on best practice in providing a joined-up employability journey for ESF beneficiaries making transitions ...
NHS Health Scotland
The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) and NHS Health Scotland commissioned an evaluation of the mentally healthy workplaces training programme. This research was conducted in partnersh...
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills commissioned the ERI and WM Enterprise to undertake a review of research evidence and policy around individuals’ demand for (and participation in) skills de...
A major reason for recurrent poverty is leaving the workforce due to childbirth and childcare and returning to low paid, insecure work. However, there are relatively few studies that give qualitative ...
Careers Scotland and its partners are committed to ensuring that all young people receive appropriate guidance to develop sustainable learning and career pathways. Those young people with a statutory ...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Avril Gray joined a panel of experts to provide careers advice for The Guardian readers. The Q&A – ‘Careers in magazine publishing’ – advised on the different careers available in the sector, and the ...
10 January 2012