“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…

FACTS: Using Video conference to create virtual communities of practice

PRESENTATION Author(s) Ana Da Silva, Mike Gilbert Abstract Faculty Development is a seen as fundamental responsibility of all medical schools and a critical activity in order to be able to train licensed medical professionals. In the United Kingdom the General Medical Council recognised the specific requirements of the role of educators and teachers. This regulatory…