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...
Campbell, T. (2016, November). Developing dual career athletes through a contextualized HE distance-learning programme. Presented at Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance: Kick off conference, Amsterdam, Holland
In an effort to support the dual career athlete, Edinburgh Napier University has recently launched a distance learning degree (BA Business and Enterprise in Sport) for elite a...
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 ...
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 ...
Caddell, M. (2014, April). Internships - volunteer, worker, employee or something else?. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association 2014 Conference, Aberdeen
McQuaid, R. W. (2007, January). Flexibility in the UK - the case of activation policies
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Caddell, M. (2014, May). Supporting reflection and skills articulation: insights from third sector internships Scotland. Paper presented at Open University in Scotland Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, Scotland
Caddell, M. (2012, March). University - third sector collaboration that make a difference: enhancing student employability, supporting voluntary sector development. Paper presented at University Association of Lifelong Learning Conference, University of Cambridge
Caddell, M. (2014, April). Learning enhancement in action. Poster presented at The Open University 'Learn About Fair', Milton Keynes
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...
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. & Tudor, R. (2014, June). Learning enhancement on action - the open university in Scotland's DSC overview. Presented at 11th QAA Enhancement Themes Conference, Edinburgh
Caddell, M. (2014, April). Developing Flexible Learner Journeys in Higher Education. Presented at QAA Day Conference, Glasgow