School of English

Embedding Employability in English and the Wider Arts and Humanities

Tuesday 26th March 2013 (10:30-17:15)

If you have any questions about booking on the conference then please contact the Conference Administrator, Rebecca Peck 

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Employability skills are an ever more crucial component of the university education which we offer to our students: embedding the development of those skills in the context of our academic areas of study is likely to best ensure successful collaboration between lecturers, careers services and students. The University of Nottingham’s ‘Embedding Employability in English’ project – funded by an HEA Departmental Teaching Development Grant – has thus sought to explore the opportunities and challenges for departments in English and the wider Arts and Humanities who seek to enable students to develop vocational skills and experience work related learning in the context of the particular skills and knowledges being developed through their subject-based study, and to explore ways in which such work-related activity can be appropriately framed and supported to ensure ‘learning’ takes place, in scaleable and sustainable ways.

As the project enters its final phase this symposium will explore what project has discovered, showcase a number of innovative – and transferable – employability projects in English, and provide a forum to explore key issues around embedding employability in English and the wider Arts and Humanities.

 Confirmed speakers

  • Professor Wyn Morgan, (University of Nottingham)
  • Maureen Tibby (HEA Academic Lead – Employability)
  • Dr Nicole King (HEA UK Discipline Lead for English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing)
  • Professor Gweno Williams (York St John University)
  • Dr Anna Hunter (UCLAN)
  • Dr Jo Robinson (University of Nottingham)
  • Professor Ian Pirie (University of Edinburgh)

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