Developing employability through staff-student partnerships

"Developing and accrediting employability through staff-student partnerships" Marta Ulanicka and Dr Alexandra Patel, Leicester Learning Institute

Presented at the 3rd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference on Tuesday 30 June 2015.

Recording

https://youtu.be/9To2SEiOlQo (18 minutes)

Summary

Staff-student partnerships (SSPs) involve students as collaborators within their learning.  They can include peer-assisted learning (PAL), co-designing curricula, joint research activities and others.  Benefits of SSPs include increased student engagement and transformed perspectives on teaching and learning for staff (Healey et al., 2014).

Participating students are also likely to benefit through the development of transferable skills and employability (Healey et al., 2014, Burgess et al., 2014).  We will introduce the relevant support and accreditation that the Student Learning Development team offers for staff-student collaborative projects, including the HEAR and the Leicester Award for Employability for participating students.

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