ERIC Number: EJ959263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Reference Count: 10
Enhancing Student Employability through Ethics-Based Outreach Activities and Open Educational Resources
Lewis, David I.
Bioscience Education, v18 Article 7SE Dec 2011
This paper reports on how science communication final year undergraduate research projects and educational internships can be utilised to provide opportunities for students to develop and utilise key employability skills. In the current difficult economic climate, the report "Working towards your future: Making the most of your time in higher education", jointly produced by the Confederation of British Industry and the National Union of Students (CBI and NUS, 2011), recommended that universities increase the employability of their graduates by providing opportunities, both within and outside of the taught curriculum, for their students to develop key employability skills. This paper discusses how the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds has used ethics-themed final year science communication projects and undergraduate educational internships in order to provide opportunities for students both to develop, and have evidence of, utilising these key skills.
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Biological Sciences, Sciences, Economic Climate, Job Skills, Educational Opportunities, Ethics, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Projects, Graduate Medical Education, College Seniors, Career Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom