Category Archives: A4 – Effective learning environments

Student Reflection Logs: Alison Statham

The effectiveness of using reflective journals by Politics students for enhancement of their employability is examined in this video.  Dr Statham evaluates the value of work experience for the Politics students and how this process is evaluated via reflective journals … Continue reading

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Fostering Compassion, Courage and Compassion in Mental Health Nursing Students: Barry Farnsworth

This is a useful clip of the development of Barry’s approach to students studying the sensitive work of Mental Health Nursing. He evaluates the characteristics students need to develop to be able to be effective practitioners in the field. This … Continue reading

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Visual Learning: Julia Reeve

Julia illustrates how the creative art students develop the academic writing and critical awareness through the Writing Pad blogging and the Reframing Research techniques. These methods allow a deeper engagement by the students to overcome  barriers to learning relating to … Continue reading

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Students’ Perspectives on Employability: Amie Chapman

Actions, initiatives and approaches of De Montfort Students’ Union in addressing the employability of students.

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Placement success through partnership: Sam Dalby, Gemma Harris, Robin Kaur and Nicola Johnson

Work Based Learning Officers from each Faculty give examples of diverse collaborations with academic staff to support placement opportunities.

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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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