Call to join new LITE employability Network

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:00 to 13:00
  • Location: Electrical Engineering SR3.52

A NETWORK that focuses on both academic development and the skills needed to succeed in the workplace has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE).

New members are being sought for the ‘Transferable Skills Through the Curriculum Network‘, which will bring together practitioners from across the University interested in embedding employability within the curriculum.

Themes covered by the network will include curriculum design, including authentic assessment; techniques for mapping and measuring employability related interventions; engaging with employers in the co-creation and delivery of the curriculum, and, the opportunity for forming collaborations on scholarly activity.

Professor Tina Overton, Director at LITE, said:

“Given the general direction of travel of higher education ensuring that our curricula is fit for purpose from an employability perspective has never been more pertinent.

This network will bring together colleagues from Leeds to share best practice and to develop innovative approaches and resources that go beyond just career management skills, such as CV writing and interview practice, to help students to develop a range of highly valued transferable skills through discipline modules.

“We look forward to seeing you there.”

The network leads are Samantha Pugh, Associate Professor in STEM Education, and Sarah Wenham, Employability and Placements Manager,  Faculty of Social Sciences.

The first meeting of the network will be a two hour workshop, including lunch, that will include:

·        The chance to hear from colleagues across campus already involved in delivering interventions that support employability through module delivery

·        The opportunity to network with like-minded practitioners and discuss the key issues around employability and pedagogic research

·        Consultation on discussion topics and themes for future network meetings

If you are interested in joining the network please email Katie Livesey at LITE.  

A diary invitation will be sent for the meeting to all colleagues who sign up.