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Placement or practicalities? Barriers and disincentives to work experience, as reported by computing students

Presentation / Conference
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Smith, C. (2017, December)
Placement or practicalities? Barriers and disincentives to work experience, as reported by computing students. Paper presented at Society for Research Into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference, Newport, Wales
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...

Taking education for granted: the role of placement in computing science

Presentation / Conference
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...

Matching and mismatch: understanding employer expectations of work placement applicants

Presentation / Conference
Smith, C. & Smith, S. (2016, September)
Matching and mismatch: understanding employer expectations of work placement applicants. Paper presented at ACEN, Sydney, Australia
The success and sustainability of work-integrated learning (WIL) is an abiding concern for universities, as institutions seek to mainstream WIL within academic programmes. A ...

Exploring student identity through a university-wide graduate employability initiative

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., Fotheringham, J. & Dencer-Brown, I. (2016, June)
Exploring student identity through a university-wide graduate employability initiative. Paper presented at WACE International Research Symposium, Victoria, Canada
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines, as ...

Making internships work: a practical workshop to getting started... and getting it right.

Presentation / Conference
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

Making internships meaningful: the challenge of encouraging reflection and skills articulation.

Presentation / Conference
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...

Implementing flexible curricula.

Presentation / Conference
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

Learning enhancement on action - the Open University in Scotland's DSC overview

Presentation / Conference
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

Developing Flexible Learner Journeys in Higher Education

Presentation / Conference
Caddell, M. (2014, April)
Developing Flexible Learner Journeys in Higher Education. Presented at QAA Day Conference, Glasgow

Internships - volunteer, worker, employee or something else?

Presentation / Conference
Caddell, M. (2014, April)
Internships - volunteer, worker, employee or something else?. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association 2014 Conference, Aberdeen