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'Skills Passport' for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves.

Campbell, Samantha A; Durkin, Patricia; MacCallum, Janis; MacNab, Anne

Authors

Patricia Durkin

Anne MacNab



Abstract

Developing graduates with the appropriate skills for future employment is an issue that affects every sector of industry. Research within the Life Sciences sector in Scotland has identified a number of areas where improvements could be made in the skills of graduates seeking employment. Academic staff working in partnership with employers and also Academic Support Services have developed and integrated the Skills Passport within a Programme of study to provide a framework to engage students in skills development relevant to the Life Sciences sector. The primary aim of the project was to encourage students to develop their reflective skills and to document their skills and self-development during their Programme of study. Preliminary research by the project team has identified key successes as well as a number of areas for further development.

Citation

Campbell, S. A., Durkin, P., MacCallum, J., & MacNab, A. (2015, June). 'Skills Passport' for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education Conference

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name QAA Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education Conference
Start Date Jun 9, 2015
End Date Jun 11, 2015
Acceptance Date May 27, 2015
Online Publication Date Jun 13, 2015
Publication Date Jun 13, 2015
Deposit Date May 11, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 11, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Life skills; employment; graduate skills; Skills Passport;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/10150

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