Employability Blog Series: The Big College Challenge – A Case Study Presenting Interdisciplinary Development of Employability Skills

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Derbyshire, V., Fretwell, L. and Harvey, C. 2022. Employability Blog Series: The Big College Challenge – A Case Study Presenting Interdisciplinary Development of Employability Skills. Higher Education Policy Institute Website
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This forms part of a regular series of Employability Blogs for the Higher Education Policy Institute. During January 2020, students of the College of Life and Natural Sciences (CLANS) at the University of Derby took part in an interdisciplinary challenge, termed “The Big Challenge”, alongside academics in their subject specialities and several leading industry professionals. This challenge aimed to support the development of key employability skills and was staged as part of a knowledge exchange activity to encourage mutual learning for both the academics and the employers involved (Reed, 2018). Since staging the Challenge, a research project has been in progress assessing the impact and the value of the Challenge on students, employers and the academics and professional services staff involved in delivering it. This piece presents early findings.

KeywordsGraduate Outcomes; Employability; Careers; Big Challenge Events
Date01 Apr 2022
Place of publicationHigher Education Policy Institute Website
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