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ERIC Number: EJ923138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Promoting Employability Skills Development in a Research-Intensive University
Baker, Geoff; Henson, Debra
Education & Training, v52 n1 p62-75 2010
Purpose: This study aims to consider the place of employability in universities, with a focus on research-intensive institutions, and to outline an initiative that was introduced to promote employability skills development at the University of Nottingham. Design/methodology/approach: Following a discussion of literature on the promotion of employability in higher education, the development of the "Inside Employment" initiative is outlined. The project was developed using an action research methodology. Findings: The major findings from each cycle are outlined here, demonstrating the different factors that informed the programme's establishment. Practical implications: The paper makes a number of recommendations for developing opportunities for employability skills development in universities in general, and research-intensive universities in particular. Originality/value: The paper will be of value to those involved in developing employability initiatives in higher education, particularly at research-intensive institutions. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Nottingham)