Share, Adapt, Adopt: Engaging Employers in the Design and Delivery of your Curriculum

  • Date:
  • Location: Charles Thackrah SR 4 (1.04)
  • Time:: 13:00 to 14:30

ENGAGING EMPLOYERS in the Design and Delivery of your Curriculum will be the focus of the next LITE Share, Adapt, Adopt event led by Dr Samantha Pugh and Sarah Wenham, Employability and Placements Manager in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Three colleagues from across the university will share their experiences of working with employers to enhance the curriculum.

The speakers include Dr Scott Palmer, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, who has experience across work-based learning at undergraduate and taught post graduate level, Dr Charlie Dannreuther, a lecturer in European Political Economy and is particularly interested in helping students to engage with real world problems through credible alternatives to placement years.

And Iwi Ugiagbe-Green, who is Head of Year within the Accounting and Finance Division at the University of Leeds Business School. She is committed to working with students and employers to enhance the life opportunities of students, especially those from marginalised groups.

Iwi has recently given keynote speech at the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) 2019 Conference on ‘The Unspoken Truths of Graduate Recruitment’.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss how they might apply similar approaches in their own context, and develop a plan for action.

As part of the event, there will be a discussion around the following questions:

  •  Do you want to engage employers of your graduates to inform your curriculum?
  • Do you want to investigate how to engage employers in the delivery of your curriculum?
  • Do you want to use feedback from employers to inform students about employers’ expectations?
  • Are your learning outcomes influenced by your relationships with employers in any way?

Associate Professor Samantha Pugh, School of Physics and Astronomy, who works across group industrial projects at the University of Leeds, said:

“For the past few years we have worked with a range of physics-related employers to provide exciting and authentic complex problems for students to work on, in partnership with the company. This LITE Share, Adapt, Adopt event is the perfect opportunity for me and other colleagues with relevant experience and skills to share useful information and some tips on how our audience can make it work in their own context.”

Register here.