PDP Academy 11

University of Birmingham
Employability Toolkit for Academics

  • This is an on-line resource to support academics to recognise and embed employability in both the curriculum and co-curricular activities.
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University of Bolton
Developing and Integrating e-PDP into Personal tutoring

  • The aim of the project was to develop an ePDP tool for students which empowered them and enhanced the Personal Tutoring process, student learning, achievement and employability prospects.
  • We sought to develop a selection of ePDP tools for students that will allow them to select the one that better fits their learning and professional needs.
  • The project team through working with the student body aimed to develop an ePDP tool and sustainable PDP framework which the students value, enhances and benefits lifelong learning.
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Buckinghamshire New University
PDP through e-Portfolios: engaging students to enhance their learning and employability

  • make PDP an inclusive process, open to all Bucks students at all levels of study (QAA 2009)
  • provide every Bucks student with a personal online learning space to build a record of achievement for lifelong learning and contribute to an ePortfolio
  • enhance the employability of Bucks students through academic and practice based learning experiences
  • encourage Bucks students’ personal ownership of ePortfolios: a learner-owned application, independent of any individual institution, interacting with services accessed over the web
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University of Central Lancashire
From PDP to Graduate Attributes

  • The aim of the project is to enhance the student experience through greater provision for skills development. This will not be a new concept for any of us working in this area, and we have probably all faced the same challenges of a singular focus by many staff on the delivery of ‘content’, combined with a lack of expertise in undertaking personal reflection. However, there is a growing awareness at the level of curriculum design of the importance of skills development, and a series of collective activities are taking us forward in the endeavour to have subject knowledge and skills is..
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University of Sheffield
Embedding Graduate Skills and Attributes within Academic Programmes: Improving Staff and Student Commitment

  • To encourage and assist academic departments to explore opportunities, both within their programme of studies and through the promotion of extra- curricular activities, for students to fulfil their potential by understanding and gaining a range of Sheffield graduate attributes and skills within the context of a newly created Employability strategy.
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University of Ulster
Development of Reusable Learning Objects to Embed Graduate Attributes in Teaching and Learning

  • To develop PDP-related Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) as plug-ins to a range of modules and use them to develop an understanding of how subject content can be adapted to support the development of graduate attributes.
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