Employability of bioscience students

Project Team: Dr Mark Goodwin, Kirsty Lawrence, Martin Pennington and Geraldine Barker

Uk Centre for BioscienceThe project is funded by the UK Centre for Biosciences, the University of Leicester’s Student Support and Development Service (SSDS), the University of Leicester’s Internship Programme (TULIP) and the Genetics Education Networking for Innovation and Excellence (GENIE) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at the University of Leicester.

The aim of the project is to identify the extent to which students meet their employment intentions after graduating from selected undergraduate programmes in the biosciences, and to develop an understanding of what students, staff and employers see as important factors in graduate employability.

Student Employability

It will collect information about student intentions before graduation and student destinations after graduation. This information will be analysed alongside a set of matched reports from students, staff and employers about the important aspects of employability (and the extent to which their expectations are met by the current provision). The results will be used to develop a number of specific interventions. The project will also serve to develop a dialogue between students, staff and potential employers as well as forging working links between the university and employers.

Conference Presentation at 'Effective Learning in the Biosciences' Conference 2011. Edinburgh First - John McIntyre Conference Centre 30th June & 1st July 2011.

Project Method Resources:

UK Centre for Bioscience WikiMedia Project Page

Notes: Project Page in the UK Centre for Biosciences WikiMedia Project Pages.

Students Intentions Questionnaire

Notes: Questionnaire adapted, with permission, from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DHLE) questionnaire produced by the UK Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Limited.

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