Real work opportunities in the curriculum: three different approaches

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Hancock, C., Powell, T., Day, J. and Lawson, A. 2023. Real work opportunities in the curriculum: three different approaches. in: Hansen, S. and Daniels, K. (ed.) How to Enable the Employability of University Graduates Cheltenham Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 89-99
AuthorsHancock, C., Powell, T., Day, J. and Lawson, A.
EditorsHansen, S. and Daniels, K.
Abstract

This chapter presents three different approaches to embedding employability in the curriculum. The first discusses the use of a live case study from a local organisation, with the students working to a brief set by the employer. The second demonstrates how social media can be used as a learning tool to build employability skills through a ‘Twitter Takeover’ in which student groups are paired with organisations and tweet on their behalf. The third involves students working for one day per week at a local organisations to complete a live project for those employers, which is then contextualised by complementary study in the classroom. All three approaches aim to embed skills in live situations and to increase students’ confidence when seeking future internships, placements and graduate roles.

KeywordsEmployability; Curriculum; Employers; Live brief
Page range89-99
Year2023
Book titleHow to Enable the Employability of University Graduates
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Place of publicationCheltenham
Edition1
ISBN9781803926506
9781803926513
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4337/9781803926513.00022
Web address (URL)https://www.elgaronline.com/edcollbook/book/9781803926513/9781803926513.xml
Output statusPublished
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Online11 May 2023
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Accepted20 Dec 2021
Deposited11 Jul 2023
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