Making the links between the dissertation process and employability: Harnessing the voice of alumni

Kirk, Rachel and McGuinness, David (2019) Making the links between the dissertation process and employability: Harnessing the voice of alumni. In: Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2019, 2nd - 4th July 2019, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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Abstract

This presentation examines the importance of embedding employability within a Dissertation module and how to make this more transparent to students. While the dissertation encapsulates key employability skills (eg project management, critical reflection), it can be perceived as an academic hurdle to be jumped. The presentation reports on research conducted with former students, outlining insights from their retrospective experience of doing a dissertation, before going on to illustrate how this voice can be utilised to enhance the learning support and engagement of current students through the creation of a ‘talking heads’ video.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 12:28
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 16:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40148

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