Making that first contact : arranging short-term work placements

Wood, B. (2011) Making that first contact : arranging short-term work placements. In: Scottish Higher Education Employability Conference: Strengthening Partnerships with Employers, Edinburgh, UK, 1-2 Jun 2011,

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Abstract

The MSc in Applied Carbon Management at the University of Glasgow is unusual in that it offers students the opportunity to undertake a 60 credit work placement in lieu of the normal 60 credit dissertation, subject to availability. On completion of the work placement, a number of graduates have been offered employment by the work placement provider. The employment has included voluntary work, part-time paid work, short-term contacts, right up to full-time permanent positions within the organisation.

Based on 4 years experience of organising and assessing work placements, this workshop will examine the process of setting up work placements for graduate students – from the initial contact with the work placement provider, to the final evaluations and presentations by the students themselves.

There will be 3 activities within the workshop that delegates will be involved with: 1. Identifying which information is required by an employer when making the initial contact; 2. Identifying key documents and procedures required for the organisation of a work placement; 3. Assessing a work placement as part of a degree programme.

By the end of the session, delegates will have the knowledge on how to set up, assess, and run a simple postgraduate student short-term placement.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Workshop on the theme: Employer engagement; Work placements; Embedding employability in the curriculum
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wood, Dr Bethan
Authors: Wood, B.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies

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