Author Archives: Change & Training Team

Working together to embed employability: Zoe Allman and Alison Skellern

The presenters will discuss how they worked together toco-deliver the first year Media Production compulsory module ‘Technology Fundamentals’. The session will cover: Rationale for this delivery method; what was delivered and how; and views from the academic and careers adviser … Continue reading

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Global employability opportunities: Mark Prescod

The presenter will talk about his own #DMUglobal experience of running a faculty-led field trip to Copenhagen. Many of the soft skills desired by employers can be developed on an international experience.

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What employers really want: David Gordon

The percentage of graduates achieving a 2:1 or 1st has never been higher, and this has created increased competition for graduate jobs. This presentation gives DMU staff an insight into what assessors at large companies really look for when they … Continue reading

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Students organising the Cultural Exchanges Festival: Tony Graves

The speaker will outline how the experience of organising this annual festival equips Arts and Festivals Management students with practical skills that translate directly into enhancing their employability within the sector.

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Making Effective use of Alumni: Lara Burton

Feedback from students tells us that they find engagement with alumni to be highly interesting, motivating and inspiring–over and above other types of speakers. This talk presents ways to engage with alumni for the benefit of current students’ employability.

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Employability in Psychology: Lee Hadlington

This presentation will outline the key components of a compulsory final year module in Employability, developed for Psychology students in 2010. Key challenges and plans for future development will also be explored.

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The Fox’s Lair: Edwina Goodwin

The founder of Fox’s Lair discusses the success of this innovative module where students develop creative ideas in teams and pitch these to the Foxes, a mix of entrepreneurial business people with experience in a huge variety of sectors who … Continue reading

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DMU Square Mile: David Hollis

SquareMile uses academic expertise and a network of student volunteers to offer potentially life-changing services in Leicester. This presentation highlights Square Mile’s current drive to increase the number of students working as mentors in schools within the local community.

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Assessing Students’ Reflections on their Employability: Jane Scullion and Alison Statham

This presentation will explain the rationale behind the level 5 module “Politics in Action”. It will focus especially on the value of reflection as a tool to support students to evaluate, develop, and enhance their employability.

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e-Learning in the Faculty of Technology: Jenny Carter

Jenny discusses in detail the Distance Learning MSc IS/ISR that she has devised and developed over a few years.  She explains how she delivers and communicates via the Blackboard platform. She also outlines the use of discussion boards for inter-students … Continue reading

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