UCL Centre for Engineering Education


Embedding Employability Workshops

19 February 2019

The University of Leicester are currently holding 'Embedding Employability Workshops', featuring a video on UCL's Integrated Engineering Programme, to be rolled out across the country.

Employability in HE has come to be interpreted as preparation for life, not just a job, and is playing an increasing role in the evaluation of teaching within the formal and informal curriculum. To embed employability within a degree programme means that life-skills are contextualised, authentic and developed within the discipline over the whole course of the degree.

The workshops will be a guide to embedding "employability" in the curriculum based on research commissioned by HEA and the hands-on experience of the Natural Sciences CATE team at Leicester. It is designed to support those involved in designing and delivering undergraduate teaching: module convenors, programme directors, educational developers and those working career support. Participants will learn about the different ways of embedding life skills in the formal and informal curriculum with illustrative examples and with a focus on authentic assessment.