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Student centred framework for assessing programme’s Employability and Academic Skills (EAS)

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Students join the university to develop their academic knowledge and gain a variety of skills and attributes to enhance their career prospects.

The Bristol Skills Framework represents the key skills and attributes that the University supports its graduates to develop during their study for postgraduate or undergraduate degree. This ‘top down’ strategy approach to skills development is admirable for the identification and classification of graduates’ generic skills but is struggling to distinguish skills required for graduates within a specific programme. While, degree programmes adopt skills and attributes framework, the key focus is primarily on the development of programme specifications that set out intended learning outcomes.

About the workshop

Taking place on Zoom, in this workshop an interactive tool for Employability and Academic Skills (EAS) will be demonstrated by Senior Lecturer Dr Hadi Abulrub (Mechanical Engineering).

The EAS tool was developed for Engineering with Management postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Engineering which aims to translate the University’s skills framework (along with programme attributes outcomes) into a programme-specific skills matrix. We will also consider ways to integrate the tool into the students learning journey and engage them in self-assessment and reflection on their own development to better prepare them for their future career.