The University of Nottingham School Of Biosciences engages with many employers to help prepare our students for a successful future in business or academia. These business areas include food processing and manufacture, Agri-food and agriculture, plant and crop science, biotechnology, nutrition and animal sciences.
Our students have benefitted from activities such as guest lectures, interactive workshops, networking events,problem setting and advice to course leaders on the relevance of course content to the current and future needs of employers.
The employers featured in these case studies are recognised as part of the School’s Employer Advisory Board.
Case Study 1 - Employer Engagement
The introduction of a new Professional Skills module in the curriculum has given The School of Biosciences an opportunity to engage with employers to shape our curriculum. We work with a range of organisations across the Biosciences sector to develop and deliver the Professional Skills for Bioscience module, a compulsory module for our 2nd year undergraduates.
Produce World, AB Agri and Mars have all contributed to our new 2nd year Professional Skills Module. In partnership with these employers, the School of Biosciences have defined a set of Biosciences Core Graduate Competences. These include interpersonal skills such as leadership and team work and key personal responsibility competences such as a positive attitude and initiative.
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