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HE STEM Workforce Development & Employability in the South West Conference

On Monday 18th June over 100 delegates attended the SW Spoke's Workforce Development & Employability Conference at Sandypark, Exeter. The conference provided an opportunity for HE STEM project teams from universities and colleges in the region to share their findings from a wide range of work...

Training the Trainers: Beginners' Guide to Evaluation

The National HE STEM Programme has supported the NCCPE and the Beacons for Public Engagement to develop two courses to support HE STEM practitioners to develop their evaluation work: 1. Getting Started - A Beginners' Guide to Evaluation 2. Evaluation Masterclass: Making use of your evaluation:...

National HE STEM Events

For other National HE STEM events see the National HE STEM Programme's website at http://www.hestem.ac.uk/events...

What Works? Student Retention & Success Conference 2012

Date: 28-29 March 2012  Venue: University of York This two-day conference, taking place on 28-29 March at York University, will take a research-informed approach to answering the question ‘what works’ to improve student retention and success in higher education.  Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Pro...

Maths Strand Outputs in the National HE STEM Programme

Dates: Various, Venues: Various Each workshop will run in two parts, enabling colleagues to attend the sessions which are most appropriate for them. Part A: 11am – 1pm  Outreach, Widening Participation, Careers and Employer Engagement.Delivered by Makhan Singh and Hazel Lewis, Institute of...

Accessible Teaching Online Workshops

Date: Tuesdays, 1-1.20pm fortnightly, Venue: online In 2012, JISC TechDis is delivering a series of short online workshops to help make learning and teaching accessible and inclusive. These fortnightly (Tuesday) workshops will help you make the most of JISC TechDis tools and resources. Sessions are...

Evaluating STEM Outreach & Evidencing Impact

PAST EVENTS 29th February: Birmingham, 7 March: London, 8 March: Cardiff Ever wondered whether the HE STEM outreach activities you are doing have any value? Want to improve your practice but don't know where to start? Fed up of feedback questionnaires but want to develop an evaluation plan that...

Bringing STEM Curricula to Life through Public Engagement

PAST EVENT Date: Thursday 1st March 2012 Venue: Aston Business School Conference Centre & Hotel Event Overview Bringing STEM Curricula to life through public engagement was jointly organised by the NCCPE and the National HE STEM program at the Aston Business School Conference Centre.  From this...

Effectively Evaluating Placements Workshops 1&2

PAST EVENTS Two complementary half-day workshops were held at the University of Bath on 27th February 2012 (19 attendees) and 5th March 2012 (11 attendees). Event Details The workshops focussed on placement learning for members of staff at the University of Bath with responsibility for or...

Addressing the needs of employers: writing development and other forms of engagement on undergraduate STEM programmes

PAST EVENT This 'sold-out' day-event (30 attendees) was the second of its kind and ran on 16th February 2012 in Bath at the American Museum (previously held at MMU, 24/11/2011). Event Details The purpose of this workshop was to examine approaches to mapping employability skills within...

University of Bath HE STEM Seminar

PAST EVENT This afternoon-event ran on Monday 30th January 2012 and was open to all staff at the University with an interest in finding out more about HE STEM projects being developed and implemented at Bath. The seminars showcased 13 projects, presented by 12 speakers to a total audience of 36...

University of Exeter HE STEM Seminar

PAST EVENT This interactive seminar was run from 1-3.30 pm on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 at the University's Streatham Campus, with the aim of showcasing the variety of projects being undertaken by staff at the University of Exeter as part of the National HE STEM Programme.  The event started with...

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Addressing the needs of employers: writing development and other forms of engagement on undergraduate STEM programmes

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PAST EVENT

This 'sold-out' day-event (30 attendees) was the second of its kind and ran on 16th February 2012 in Bath at the American Museum (previously held at MMU, 24/11/2011).

Event Details

The purpose of this workshop was to examine approaches to mapping employability skills within undergraduate STEM programmes, and sharing good practice in meeting the demands of academic requirements and the needs of employers.

The morning focused on developing students’ writing skills – regularly at or near the top of employers’ concerns about the ‘hard skills’ graduates bring. Sessions considered the latest findings about those writing skills that STEM graduate employers are seeking. Sessions then explored how such abilities can be best developed within undergraduate programmes, maximising opportunities for learning without the need to dramatically revise existing practices and schemes of work.

Addressing the needs of employers

Addressing the needs of employers

The afternoon addressed the wider role of graduate skills development in the undergraduate curriculum.  Sessions explored the needs of graduate employers and our students and considered models for engaging students and employers in curriculum design.  Recognising the critical role that assessment and feedback play in learning, we considered also how to assess the development of graduate skills.

The event offered considerable scope for group discussions and interactions between participants; with a very practical focus and participants were encouraged to consider how they might translate what they have learnt back into their own institutions. Participants were welcome to bring and share materials / literature that illustrate their own STEM activity models.

'A wonderful opportunity to discuss matters with peers at a highly meaningful level.'

'Thank you very much for a stimulating & interesting day. Great to meet & talk to other participants.'

A workshop flyer with a full event programme, handouts and presentations can be accessed below:

Addressing the Needs of Employers - Event Flyer

Writing development presentation

Writing development notes

Kingston University's skills framework for staff

Graduate skills development & the curriculum presentation

Graduate skills development & the curriculum handout