• Training Room

    STEP - Embedding Employability Workshop
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    A workshop to be delivered by winners of the 2017 Higher Education Academy Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

Duration 4 hours

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Those involved in designing & delivering undergraduate teaching

The workshop will be a guide to embedding "employability" in the curriculum based on research commissioned by HEA and the hands-on experience of the Natural Sciences CATE team at Leicester.

The workshop is designed to support those involved in designing and delivering undergraduate teaching: module convenors, programme directors, educational developers and those working career support. Participants will learn about the different ways of embedding life skills in the formal and informal curriculum with illustrative examples and with a focus on authentic assessment.

In the workshop, you will act as consultants to a fictitious Department attempting to enhance its graduate employability.  You will be addressing issues around planning and integrated curriculum and assessment strategies and the process of change management.  To guide you, you will be introduced to a framework for embedding employability based on an HEA commissioned surver of the literature.

This will illustrate the many different scales and types of intervention that support the embedding of graduate employability, together with various examples from our own experience.  We will encourage you to reflect on and discuss how you might apply some of these ideas in your own context.


This workshop is being brought jointly by the STEP Team and Careers Service.

It is free to attend but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Delivered By: Professor Derek Raine, Interdisciplinary Science, University of Leicester



Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.