Higher Education: What is it good for? Knowledge or employability

Mary Crossan, Peter Wolstencroft

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This session will look at the course based supports offered to students at a UK university. It has taken an innovative approach to supporting students with their employability from year one through to graduation. The continuing research aims to disseminate a non-traditional style of delivery to employability skills. The driver for this was previous, consistent feedback from students to traditional skills and employment modules being too broad and generic and wanting a more personalised approach. The business courses that have adopted this new and contemporary approach have embedded the concept in all years of study, building up a student's personal toolkit of skills preparing them for their careers and lives in society beyond graduation. This personalisation process, coupled with a view of transition that covers students' entire time at university, has had mixed results from both an academic and student perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDULEARN19 Proceedings
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-84-09-12031-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - Palma, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameEDULEARN Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2340-1117


Conference11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Abbreviated titleEDULEARN19


  • personalised learning
  • higher education
  • employability
  • supporting students


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