Conference: Employability in the Curriculum

Employability in the Curriculum; Beyond the Bolt-On?
ceth Conference 2010 – June 22nd and 23rd 2010, University of Central Lancashire, UK


Key Note Speakers:
• Professor Lee Harvey, Copenhagen Business School
• Professor Ron Barnett, Institute of Education
• Professor Freyda Tallantyne, Higher Education Academy
• Odile Quintin, EU Director General of Education of Culture (tbc)

Papers, workshop presentations and posters are invited on the following themes:
• Embedding Employability in Non-Vocational Disciplines
• Evaluation and Impact
• Employer, Community and Alumni Engagement
• Teaching, Identifying and Assessing Employability Skills
• Learning spaces and real/realistic work environments
• Evaluation and Impact
• The voice of the students

This two day conference will focus on how student employability is best developed and enhanced. In particular it will:
• Draw upon innovative and successful practice that has embedded employability within the curriculum, rather than through “bolt-on” modules that focus on (for example) particular aspects of skill development or career development.
• Examine models and practices that can be applied throughout the varied landscape of HE, both in the UK and overseas.
• Consider the contribution that all our graduates make to the world economy; a contribution that is even more vital at this time of economic crisis.

We welcome contributions that are “traditional” in approach (papers, workshops, work-in-progress sessions, posters) as well as more creative approaches (performances, blogs, films, podcasts and panels).

We are especially interested in hearing from students and would encourage their participation as presenters or co-presenters.

You are invited to Register for the Conference and to submit a presentation. If you have any further questions please contact

About Jennie Barnsley

I am the Research Development Officer in the CLTR (Centre for Learning & Teaching Research) where I have worked part-time since January 2005. In this role I develop activities and resources to encourage and support colleagues across the institution to research their pedagogic theory and practice.
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