Category Archives: V3 – Research, Scholarship and CPD evidence

Teaching and Assessing Troublesome Knowledge: Dr Nicola Ward

Dr Ward reflects on the challenges of teaching a subject that students do not immediately see as relevant to their chosen path of study and future profession in Pharmacy.  Being mindful of the diverse student group and the diverse client … 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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Transition from FE to HE in Music Technology: Rob Weale

The clip analyses the research carried out by Rob in the Music School with the Music Technology students. This evaluated the transition from FE courses such as BTEC Music Technology and the identification of academic skills gaps of these students. … Continue reading

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