“How can focusing on employability and entrepreneurship improve teaching excellence in my subject area? – exploring an ontology of employability best practice in higher education institutions.”

PRESENTATION Author(s) Sian Rees Abstract Why bother with employability – don’t the Swansea Employability Academy and our placement teams do that (if we are lucky enough to have placement teams)? This interactive presentation will challenge you to consider how employability best practice and entrepreneurial principles can enhance your own subject level teaching, as well as…

A bridge for excellence: Transition and Transformation through Higher Education

PRESENTATION Author(s) Joel Loveridge, Jenny Stanford and/or Ian Mabbett Abstract With the advent of higher fees in higher education (up to £9000 per year), students are increasingly aware of the need to enhance employability skills. Students will also need to undergo a number of transitions in order to make the best of the university education for…

Future proofing students for technological changes in the professional world.

PRESENTATION Author(s) Terry Filer Abstract Future proofing students for technological changes in the professional world. This presentation considers how students can gain employability skills through role play to a professional audience. The accounting profession is an area experiencing significant automation of processes, allowing clients to complete more of the general transaction work themselves hence relying…