Computing students have enrolled on a four-year course which has a mandatory 'placement' year embedded into it. Previously we have highlighted an approach to embedding employability in the courses through an AWARE Framework. AWARE offers progressive employability refinement; from year 1 Awareness, year 2 Work preparation, year 3 Acquire experience (placement) and final year Reflect/refine/refocus with the graduate aim to be Employed! We also highlighted some practice, in particular in year 2 for Work preparation. Yet many challenges continue to arise in a changing and evolving employability landscape for our students. This poster outlines those challenges and three recent developments: Creation of a Drop-in Employability Clinic; Mid-Year Assessment of Engagement; and Year 1 onwards employability support through Studies Advisors.
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|Publication status||Published - 4 May 2016|
|Event||Employability Challenge and Change in an Evolving Landscape Conference 2016 - |
Duration: 4 May 2016 → …
|Conference||Employability Challenge and Change in an Evolving Landscape Conference 2016|
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Bibliographical noteReference text:  Ayre, Nicola, McChesney, Ian and Sterritt, Roy (2015) The AWARE framework - A progressive approach to employability. In: Employability in Action: Opportunities for Developing the Student Experience Conference 2015. Ulster University
 Curran, Edwin, Sterritt, Roy and Curran, Maria (2015) Helping students on their journey from undergraduate to IT professionals. In: Employability in Action: Opportunities for Developing the Student Experience. Ulster University.
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